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Tag Archives: Maker’s Mark

• Jim Beam is huge get for Suntory. Indeed.

Jim Beam is huge get for Suntory. Indeed.

With its purchase of the maker of the Jim Beam brand, Japan’s Suntory Holdings has its eyes on both American culture — and global sales. You can offer a toast to this mega-deal for its sheer audacity. And its cultural smarts. With news that the Japanese whiskey and beer giant Suntory Holdings has agreed to […]

• Suntory of Japan Buys Maker of Jim Beam for $13.6 Billion

Suntory of Japan Buys Maker of Jim Beam for $13.6 Billion

Suntory, a privately held giant known for producing Japan’s first whiskey, has agreed to acquire the maker of Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbons and Teacher’s and Laphroaig Scotch whiskies, for $13.6 billion. Suntory, based in Osaka, is offering Beam shareholders $83.50 a share in cash, 25 percent above am’s closing stock price on Friday. […]

• 10 Awesome Bourbon Cocktails for New Year’s Eve

10 Awesome Bourbon Cocktails for New Year’s Eve

“Most of the time I’m perfectly happy drinking my bourbon on the rocks (or on the whiskey stones).  But sometimes I want to dress it up a bit so I can feel fancy.  Here are ten bourbon cocktails that are perfect for New Year’s Eve.  Some are simple and some are complex, but if ever […]

• Diageo to launch new bourbons, doesn’t need Beam

Diageo to launch new bourbons, doesn’t need Beam

Alcoholic drinks maker Diageo PLC (DGE.L) does not need to buy rival Beam Inc (BEAM.N), its chief executive officer said on Tuesday, since it is expanding its existing whiskeys and launching new ones. Diageo has long been seen as a potential buyer of newly independent Beam, since Beam’s array of bourbon whiskies would complement Diageo’s […]

• Bourbon vs Whisky: Setting the Record Straight [Infographic]

Bourbon vs Whisky: Setting the Record Straight [Infographic]

Are you familiar with the differences between bourbon and whisky? It’s time to set the record straight—once and for all. All bourbon is whisky, but not all whisky is bourbon. All bourbon must be made in America and the grain mixture must be at least 51 percent corn. Bourbon must be stored in new, charred […]

• Bourbon Makers Create Special Blend As Tribute To Ailing Distiller

Bourbon Makers Create Special Blend As Tribute To Ailing Distiller

Kentucky’s bourbon makers are banding together to support one of their own and to raise money for research into ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Seven distilleries are creating a one-time only special blend of their best stuff in tribute to Heaven Hill master distiller emeritus Parker Beam, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral […]

• When is a superaged spirit too old to drink?

When is a superaged spirit too old to drink?

The first time I tasted a superaged spirit—a rare 50-year-old Glenfiddich single malt scotch—I was taken aback. Not by the whiskey itself, but by the rapturous swooning of the whiskey geeks all around me at a tasting hosted by the whiskey brand. “It’s chewy,” one commented, smacking his lips for emphasis. “It’s kaleidoscopic,” another assessed. […]

• Can’t Find Maker’s Mark? Try These Five Bourbons

Can’t Find Maker’s Mark? Try These Five Bourbons

Maker’s Mark stunned many in the bourbon world recently by announcing it was reducing the proof of its bourbon from 90- to 84-proof. The bourbon was staying the same (the same mash bill aged the same number of years), except the ABV was dropping from 45% to 42%. But when the backlash was more than […]

• Four Roses Bourbon Decanter Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Triple Crown

Four Roses Bourbon Decanter Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Triple Crown

Four Roses Bourbon tells BourbonBlog.com that on May 1st, 2013 a unique, bourbon decanter featuring the likeness of Secretariat with jockey Ron Turcotte aboard will be released exclusively at the Kentucky Derby Museum. The 750 ml decanter will be filled with premium Four Roses bourbon hand-selected by owner Penny Chenery during a scheduled Four Roses […]

• Well, That Was Fast. Maker’s Mark Switches Back to 90 Proof

Well, That Was Fast. Maker’s Mark Switches Back to 90 Proof

We’re the first to share with the whiskey community that Maker’s Mark has just decided to switch back to 90 proof effective immediately.  Maker’s Mark just has shared the news with BourbonBlog.com this morning. A little over a week ago, BourbonBlog.com was the first to bring you the news that Maker’s Mark was “permanently” changing […]

• Love Bourbon? Weekend in Kentucky at the Bourbon Classic

Love Bourbon? Weekend in Kentucky at the Bourbon Classic

Immerse Yourself In the Authentic Bourbon Experience Calling all connoisseurs! If you’re a bourbon lover, this event was designed for you. The Bourbon Classic is a weekend event exploring the “best of the best” in the authentic world of Bourbon, from the craftsmanship of distilling to the pure enjoyment of the spirit in its many […]

• Maker’s Mark reduces Bourbon by 3% ABV to satisfy demand

Maker’s Mark reduces Bourbon by 3% ABV to satisfy demand

BREAKING NEWS: BourbonBlog.com’s Tom Fischer spoke today with Rob Samuels, Chief Operating Officer of Makers Mark Bourbon Distillery, by phone as Samuels confirms that Maker’s Mark is reducing the ABV of their Bourbon by 3% effective immediately from 45% ABV (90 proof)  to 42% ABV (84 proof). The reduction of proof will be permanent for this global brand and will […]

• Maker’s Mark bourbon wins right to dripping wax seal. As it should.

Maker’s Mark bourbon wins right to dripping wax seal. As it should.

A U.S. appeals court says a liquor bottle with a red dripping wax seal is the symbol of Maker’s Mark bourbon. An opinion released Wednesday by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says only the Kentucky-made bourbon can carry the distinctive bottle topper. The decision comes in an appeal by London-based Diageo North America […]

• Jim Beam maker buys Calico Jack & Pinnacle Vodka brands

Jim Beam maker buys Calico Jack & Pinnacle Vodka brands

As liquor sales boom, Beam Inc. is expanding its spirits empire, paying $605 million in cash to buy the Pinnacle Vodka and Calico Jack rum brands from White Rock Distilleries. Beam’s long list of products already include Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon, Courvoisier cognac, Canadian Club whiskey and Skinnygirl Cocktails (which saw a 388% […]

• World Class Whiskey – From Vermont?

World Class Whiskey – From Vermont?

I’ve been writing on wines and spirits for over 15 years, and living in Vermont for even longer, but the two have never had much in common – until now. Unlike vodkas made from Maple syrup or even lactose (really), WhistlePig, which is bottled on a farm in rural Shoreham, Vermont, is not just another […]