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Grand Opening of Vermont’s New Caledonia Spirits Raises the Bar on Distillery Sustainability

The new state of the art Caledonia Spirits Barr Hill Distillery recently celebrated the grand opening of its Montpelier, Vermont location. Founded in 2009, the distillery has been making its own unique blend of Vermont spirits for the last decade using…

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Glencairn Crystal Raises a Glass to 15th Consecutive Year of Growth

Go to any whiskey event and you are very likely to see a Glencairn glass handed out to patrons. You’ll see it at tastings, festivals, bars and backyard barbecues. Many consider the iconic Glencairn shape to be the standard when it comes to the sh…

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TTB Proposes the Elimination of Most Standard Bottle Sizes for Wine & Distilled Spirits – Good Idea?

The TTB has been quite busy these days. They’ve been looking at a number of rules and regulations that have been cobbled together since the 21st Amendment was signed and Prohibition came to an end in the 30s. The comment period for Notice No. 176 Moder…

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Buffalo Trace Releases Col. E.H. Taylor, Jr. 10 Year Old Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon Made with Amaranth

If there is one thing people in the bourbon business must have its patience. In order for a bourbon to qualify as a Kentucky Bourbon it has to be at least a year old. In order for it to qualify as straight bourbon it must be at least two years old. In …

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Barton 1792 Distillery Releasing Limited Edition 12 Year Old Small Batch High Rye Bourbon

Barton 1792 Distillery located in Bardstown, Kentucky the Bourbon Capital of the World has announced the latest in its line of limited edition releases – 1792 Aged 12 Years. Using the same rye recipe as its flagship 1792 Small Batch Bourbon, the Aged T…

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Maker’s Introduces Maker’s Mark 101° Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey for Distillery Visitors

What makes the distilled spirits world interesting is the variety of ways to approach spirits. Some distilleries offer a variety of spirits from bourbon to gin to vodka to liqueurs. Others may stick with a line of bourbon but extend the brand with mult…

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Massive Fire Strikes Jim Beam Barrel Warehouse – 45,000 Barrels of Bourbon Destroyed

A massive fire broke out at a Jim Beam barrel warehouse last night around 11:30pm. There was a severe storm in the area at the time and early reports say that a lightning strike may have started the blaze. The bourbon aging warehouse sit along Glenns C…

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First Look: Bulleit Distilling Co. Opens its Doors as the 17th Member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail [VIDEO]

The Bulleit Distilling Company in Shelbyville, Kentucky is now the newest and 17th stop on the world famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Bulleit Frontier Whiskey has come a long way since its founding some 30 plus years ago by Tom Bulleit Jr. in 1987. Bulle…

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Woodford Reserve Distillery Cuts the Ribbon on a New Welcome Center to Accommodate Record Number of Tourists [VIDEO]

One of the best parts about distillery tours is they are all different. The vast majority are really good, some are a bit rough around the edges while some are exceptional. Whether you are a whiskey fan, a distillery owner or someone planning a new dis…

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J.W. Dant Investing $12 Million to Restart Historic Distillery in the Bourbon Capital of the World

The Dant and Beam family names meander through distillings colorful history like a stream through the rolling hills of Kentucky. They’ve had their names on the door or have taken on the role of master distiller in many, many distilleries since th…

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