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Missouri Craft Distillers Guild Cuts the Ribbon on the States Official Distillery Trail – Missouri Spirits Expedition

Missouri, the Show Me State is famous for many things – the Gateway Arch, being the boyhood home to Walt Disney and Mark Twain. And now, it’s also the home to the Missouri Spirits Expedition the state’s official distillery trail of the Miss…

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Eagle Rare and Stagg Jr. Named Best of Class Bourbon, Receive Double Gold at Denver International Spirits Competition

Buffalo Trace Distillery products were recognized with eight top awards at the 8th annual Denver International Spirits Competition, including two Double Gold honors, which were awarded to Eagle Rare 10 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Sta…

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It Sure Seems Like ABC’s New Trailer is Trolling Stumptown Coffee

The nickname Stumptown for the coffee mecca Portland, Oregon, has its roots, so to speak, as far back as the mid-1800s, when the removal of trees during a period of…

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Master Distiller Marianne Eaves and Queen of Castle & Key Distillery has Announced Her Departure

Master Distiller extraordinaire and distilled spirits social media rock star Marianne Eaves has announced that she is departing Castle & Key Distillery, the four year old Kentucky distillery that she not only helped to revive but put on the map for…

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What’s Old is New Again – The Return of Whiskey Bottles with Raised Lettering

Not too long ago whiskey was rarely bottled by the original distillery. Rather the distillate came off the still went into a barrel for shipping, where it may have picked up some color (rarely was it aged), and then it was sent off to the local saloon,…

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The Craft World Abuzz with Boston Beer Company $300 Million Acquisition of Dogfish Head

That seismic shift you heard earlier today wasn’t an East Coast tremor, it was the news that The Boston Beer Company founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1984 as one of the early craft beer makers and Dogfish Head Brewery founded in 1995 in Rehobo…

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When Did Bourbon Whiskey Become a Distinctive Product of the United States?

If you’ve ever heard anyone repeat the phrase “May the Forth Be with You” it really has nothing to do with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Star Wars. Bourbon fans know the truth is that it was on May 4, 1964 that the United States Congress gathere…

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The Osaka Cold Brew Dripper Tutorial

Some fancy coffee shops have these large beautiful coffee brewers that make coffee one drop at a time. A top chamber holds very cold water sometimes mixed with ice. That water is set to slowly…

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Blood Oath Pact No. 5 Blends 8, 11 and 13 Year Old Bourbons Aged in Caribbean Rum Casks

Unlike many other annual releases Blood Oath Bourbon Whiskey releases from Lux Row Distillers in Bardstown, Kentucky vary from year to year. Sometimes it’s a combination of two to three whiskies of various ages or mash bills and sometimes it’s a unique…

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Rebel Yell Announces New 100° Proof Bourbon, 10 Year Old Bourbon and New Packaging

Lux Row Distillers located in Bardstown, Kentucky has been busy fortifying their line of Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. They’ve announced the launch of a new 100° proof Rebel Yell, more availability of the standard 80° proof and ne…

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