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Tag Archives: Tennessee whiskey

• 20 Top Whiskies At San Francisco World Spirits Competition

20 Top Whiskies At San Francisco World Spirits Competition

The results are in from the world’s most prestigious spirits competition. The San Francisco World Spirits Competition took place last month, showcasing the very best of some 1,500 liquors.  In all, nearly 50 bottles won awards – but we know what you’re here for, so we compiled a list of this year’s top whiskeys. From the […]

• Lost Spirits Disruptive Technology: Spirits Age 20 Yrs in 6 Days

Lost Spirits Disruptive Technology: Spirits Age 20 Yrs in 6 Days

SALINAS, Calif. /California Newswire/ — California-based Lost Spirits LLC today announced it has built a new type of chemical reactor capable of making aged spirits with a near identical chemical signature to 20 year old barrel aged products. The new reactors are compact, portable, and will be deployed to 5 distilleries in a beta-test this […]

• An Investor’s Insight into the Alcoholic Beverage Industry

An Investor’s Insight into the Alcoholic Beverage Industry

Overview The beverage industry can be classified into nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverage categories. According to Beverage Marketing Corporation, the carbonated soft drink is the key nonalcoholic beverage category with a market share of 33.1% of the total US beverage market volume. Alcoholic beverages, primarily beer, also form a dominant part of the US beverage market. […]

• Watch out Fireball Whisky, Jack Daniel’s releases Tennessee Fire

Watch out Fireball Whisky, Jack Daniel’s releases Tennessee Fire

Let the battle of the cinnamon-flavored whiskeys begin. The next time you’re tipsy at a bar, and feel inclined to buy a round of hot cinnamon whiskey shots for your friends, you’ll have a couple options to choose from. Jack Daniel Distillery released its Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire cinnamon whiskey to stores nationwide Tuesday, following a limited […]

• Diageo To Produce Own Craft Beer

Diageo To Produce Own Craft Beer

Diageo, a major producer of beer (Guinness, Harp, Red Stripe, Smithwick’s) and the world’s largest producer of spirits (with a list that probably makes up 80% of your local liquor store shelves), has decided to take a foray into craft beer with the new brewery, Thump Keg Brewing Co. It should be no secret that their […]

• You need this. Buy your very own whiskey barrel. Only $22K.

You need this. Buy your very own whiskey barrel. Only $22K.

Whiskey connoisseurs ready to take their enjoyment of the drink to the next level can now seize the opportunity courtesy of Jack Daniel’s. The marque is offering a unique experience whereby enthusiasts can invest in their very own Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel. The curated experience features a one-on-one tasting from different barrels to find an […]

• Kentucky bourbon distillers filled 1.2 million barrels in 2013

Kentucky bourbon distillers filled 1.2 million barrels in 2013

Kentucky’s bourbon renaissance shows no sign of slowing down: The state’s distilleries filled 1.2 million barrels in 2013, according to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. That tops 2012’s production of slightly more than 1 million barrels. The 2013 production is the highest since 1970, according to the KDA. At the end of 2013, there were almost […]

• Diageo to Build $115M Bourbon Distillery in Kentucky

Diageo to Build $115M Bourbon Distillery in Kentucky

Global liquor giant Diageo PLC on Thursday announced plans to build a new distillery in Kentucky amid a global boom in American whiskey sales. The U.K.-based company called the $115 million project about 30 miles east of Louisville a significant investment in the state’s growing bourbon industry. It still needs approval from local government officials, […]

• 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 […]

• Jack Daniel’s introduces special-edition Frank Sinatra whiskey

Jack Daniel’s introduces special-edition Frank Sinatra whiskey

In recognition of the relationship between two American icons, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, in association with Frank Sinatra Enterprises (FSE), is launching a new ultra-premium expression in Travel Retail this October. Crafted from special “Sinatra barrels” the Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select is bottled at 90 proof and comes in a specially designed one- liter bottle. […]

• Tennessee whiskey on verge of growth spurt

Tennessee whiskey on verge of growth spurt

Boutique distilleries have been popping up all over Tennessee since the legislature changed state law in 2009 to expand legal liquor production to 41 counties from three. Most of the new licensed stills have concentrated on such products as moonshine, gin, rum and other mass-market liquors — sometimes flavored to vie for younger taste buds. […]

• Kentucky distillers toast Korea trade pact

Kentucky distillers toast Korea trade pact

Bourbon makers eye bigger share of major market. Koreans spend $10 billion a year on alcohol, including about $4 billion for whiskey. But bourbon and Tennessee whiskey accounts for only about $7 million of the total, according to Brown-Forman spokesman Phil Lynch — whose company is looking now to change that. He and other Kentucky […]

• The New iWhiskyWhiskey App for iPhone & iPod Touch

The New iWhiskyWhiskey App for iPhone & iPod Touch

The new iWhiskyWhiskey app for the iPhone and iPod touch was released into Apple’s App Store. Since 2009, the iMalt app has been the single malt whisky lovers’ prefered app for keeping track of whisky collections and tasting notes. The all new iWhiskyWhiskey app has the same great features as the iMalt app, but the […]

• Whiskey Makers Hope New Free-Trade Plans Go Down Smoothly

As international trade negotiators work to hammer out new agreements, global drinks giants Diageo PLC (DEO, DGE.LN) and Brown-Forman Corp. (BFA, BFB) are hoping they are on track to tap new Scotch and whiskey markets. Despite more than 600 global protectionist trade barriers, Scotch and whiskey consumption has almost doubled since the turn of the […]

• History, scenery & heady aromas beckon at Tennessee distilleries

History, scenery & heady aromas beckon at Tennessee distilleries

Don’t call it bourbon. The golden elixir produced in Lynchburg might follow the same corn-heavy recipe as the stuff from Kentucky. It might be aged in the same charred oak barrels. But this, as the Volunteer State distillers will have you know, is not bourbon, but Tennessee whiskey – a product as different from bourbon […]