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BBaF Podcast Episode 54: Distilling in Wine Country – Visiting the Paso Robles Distillery Trail

Listen to Episode 54: Distilling in Wine Country – Visiting the Paso Robles Distillery Trail For this week’s Bit by a Fox Podcast, we go on the road to the Central Coast of California – in San Luis Obispo County. There’s been a recent booze boom in this already thriving wine country, with nearly a dozen […]

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Woodford Reserve Unveils the 2019 – 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Kentucky Derby Bourbon Bottle [Video]

Good things come in twos. The Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Kentucky is celebrating its two decade anniversary of partnering with the Kentucky Derby, home to “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” with the release of its 2019 com…

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House Joins Senate by Introducing Bill Seeking Permanent Federal Excise Tax Reduction for Distilled Spirits

Last week the Senate introduced Senate Bill 362 to move a two-year provision to reduce Federal Excise Taxes – FET from its temporary status to permanent. This week, the House introduced a companion bill to do the same thing. The original bills took eff…

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And the Winner is… American Craft Spirits Association Announces 2019 Award Winners

The American Craft Spirits Association, the nation’s only national registered non-profit trade association representing the U.S. craft spirits industry, announced the winners of its Sixth Annual Judging of Craft Spirits. Awards were handed out at the S…

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The Complete List: American Craft Spirits Association 2019 Award Winners

Congratulations to all the distillers who entered the 2019 American Craft Spirits Association’s competition to determine the best of the best in craft spirits. There were nearly 500 entrants from all over the country. Spirits were submitted in six cate…

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Eastside Distilling Launches Ready-to-Drink – Low Alcohol – Portland Mule Cocktail in a Can

Eastside Distilling located in Portland, Oregon is launching Portland Mule a ready-to-drink cocktail in a can. This is the distilleries first entry into the ready to serve market. The distillery says he Portland Mule is a refreshing cocktail made with …

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The 2019 Bourbon Classic Returns with Kentucky Proud Culinary, Cocktail and Spirits Partnerships

The Bourbon Classic brings together the best of the Bourbon and culinary worlds through a collection of rare, interactive events. Infused with exceptional tastings, workshops and sips, these events always thrill the Bourbon connoisseur and enthusiast. …

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Temporary FET Reductions Set to Expire – Senators Reintroduce Craft Beverage Modernization & Tax Reform Act

Though it seems like yesterday that distillers were raising a glass to celebrate the first lowering of the Federal Excise Tax since the Civil War it’s actually been nearly 15 months. On December 20, 2017, the United States Congress passed legisla…

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Kentucky Bourbon’s 10 Year $8.6 Billion Journey from Sin to Signature Industry [Video & Podcast]

Educator and author Peter Drucker taught the world a lot about how to manage a business. One of his famous quotes reads, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” That is a key part of a journey that the Kentucky Distille…

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Buffalo Trace Restarts Col. E.H. Taylor Jr’s 1883 Fermentation Tank for the 1st Time in a Century

Nearly a century after his death in 1922, Col. E.H. Taylor Jr. is still making bourbon headlines. It’s pretty incredible when you think about the influence this man has had on the distilled spirits and more specifically the bourbon industry. He&#…

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