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Tag Archives: Tennessee

• Scotland Retains Top Spot in Drink Brands

Scotland Retains Top Spot in Drink Brands

THE United States is closing in on Scotland’s number one position for producing the world’s most powerful drinks brands according to a report. For the tenth year running, spirits brands including Johnnie Walker helped Scotland maintain its top position in the Power 100 league table compiled by brand valuation consultancy Intangible Business. But the report […]

• 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 […]

• 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 […]

• Whiskey Collecting: An Investment With Intoxicating Potential

Whiskey Collecting: An Investment With Intoxicating Potential

The topsy-turvy stock market of the past decade may have driven some investors to drink. But for Mahesh Patel, the drink itself is the investment. Mr. Patel, an Atlanta-based real-estate developer, is one of the world’s leading buyers of investment-grade, single-malt Scotch. Over the past few decades, he has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars […]

• Here’s a treat. “Bourbon” an essay by Walker Percy. Smile!

Here’s a treat. “Bourbon” an essay by Walker Percy. Smile!

“Bourbon,” (1975) by Walker Percy, from ‘Signposts in a Strange Land’ “This is not written by a connoisseur of Bourbon. Nintey-nine percent of Bourbon drinkers know more about Bourbon than I do. It is about the aesthetic of Bourbon drinking in general and in particular of knocking it back neat. I can hardly tell one […]

• Women and whiskey go together, always have

Women and whiskey go together, always have

Spend much time around bourbon makers and you begin to wonder, where are all the women? Louisville spirits writer Fred Minnick has the answer: they are there; you just have to look for them. “Nobody was really studying this,” he said in a recent interview. “I hope it begins a quest to learn more about […]

• Recipe for a Delicious Way to Drink Tea. Bourbon Whisky Iced Tea

Recipe for a Delicious Way to Drink Tea. Bourbon Whisky Iced Tea

It’s summer time, and there’s nothing better than sitting on the porch with a tall cool glass of iced tea; that is of course unless your iced tea is spiked with whiskey. Although sweet tea really ain’t my thing, I’ll make an exception where a cocktail is concerned. This Bourbon tea refreshes with a kiss […]

• California: Craft Distillers (David) Take On Distibutors (Goliath)

California: Craft Distillers (David) Take On Distibutors (Goliath)

Small liquor makers hope to tweak state law to be able to charge for tastings and sell bottles. Big wholesalers are a major hurdle. In a 65,000-square-foot structure that once housed Navy fighter jets, Lance Winters of St. George Spirits makes popular Hangar One vodka, along with gin, bourbon, rum, whiskey, liqueurs and even absinthe. […]

• Hops and Spirits Come Together In The Distillery

Hops and Spirits Come Together In The Distillery

For years, the craft-beer and craft-distilling movements have toiled away at their parallel but separate efforts. Now the two have a shared enthusiasm to talk about. Hops, the plants that give beers their bitter edge and much of their aroma — and the favorite plaything of hop-happy brewers — have been adopted by a handful […]

• 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. […]

• Was Jack Daniel’s invented in Wales?

Was Jack Daniel’s invented in Wales?

A Welsh businessman believes he has found the original recipe for Jack Daniel’s whiskey in a book of herbal remedies. Mark Evans was researching his family history when he discovered the recipe in an old book of herbal remedies written in 1853 by his great-great grandmother, a local herbalist in Llanelli called Mrs Daniel. Her […]

• The Hooch Life Launches Interactive American Whiskey Guide

The Hooch Life Launches Interactive American Whiskey Guide

Discover the varied world of American bourbon, Tennessee, rye, corn, malt and wheat whiskey brands and cocktails with The Hooch Life Guide to American Whiskey. The Hooch Life, a lifestyle website that gives enthusiastic drinkers ideas about what to drink, where to drink and how to drink, has consulted with industry experts to create The […]

• 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 […]