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A Day on the Trail: The Single Barrel Bourbon Selection Experience at New Riff Distilling

For distilled spirits fans the idea of doing a single barrel selection of their favorite bourbon whiskey is a dream come true. There are likely as many ways to do a single barrel select as there are distilleries in the United States. Most of the larger…

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50 Years After Releasing ‘Nashville Skyline’, Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door Distillery to be a Part of It

It was 50 years ago today on April 9, 1969 that Bob Dylan released his “Nashville Skyline” album. The album was a shift from his usual folksy sound into the country genre. At the time, it was the third album he recorded in Nashville, Tennes…

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Constellation Brands Sells 30 Brands to Gallo for $1.7 Billion – To Focus on Premiumization and 30% Margin

As consumers shift their spending habits more and more toward the premium side of the distilled spirits world Constellation Brands is shifting its product mix to follow the trend. (Not to mention their major investment in cannabis.) To that end Constel…

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TTB Accepts $350,000 Offer in Compromise from Brewers Distributing Company for Trade Practice Violations

Washington, D.C. — TTB has accepted a $350,000 offer in compromise from Brewers Distributing Company, a wholesaler in Peoria, Illinois, for alleged violations of the Federal Alcohol Administration (FAA) Act.  This case developed out of the joint operat…

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Can a Cult Bourbon Brand Go National? Kentucky Owl Thinks So with 50 State Rollout

There are many paths to market when it comes to distilled spirits and especially bourbon. The Kentucky Owl Bourbon brand went dark just before the start of Prohibition. The brand was dead and gone for nearly 100 years until fifth generation Dixon Dedma…

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O-I Announces $188 Million Acquisition of Glass Packaging Facility in Mexico

Owens-Illinois with global headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Nueva FÃ brica Nacional de Vidrio, S. de R.L. de C.V. (“Nueva Fanal”) from Grupo Modelo, a wholly owned affiliate of…

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It’s Official: The Bourbon Capital of the World and the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Put a Ring on It

They’ve been dating since 1880 and now, after 139 years Bardstown, Kentucky, the “Bourbon Capital of the World®” and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association put a ring on it and made it official. Bardstown is now an Official Gatewa…

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New ‘Barreled & Bold’ Distillery Tour Offers a Unique Mix of Buffalo Trace, Barton 1792 and Copper & Kings American Brandy

In what at first seems like an unlikely pairing actually makes perfect sense. Both Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. and Sazerac, parent company of Buffalo Trace Distillery and Barton 1792 Distillery play to the beat of a different drum. The compa…

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Bourbon, Horses and CATS – Maker’s Mark Celebrates 5 Years of Wildcat National Championships

Kentucky’s limestone water is famous for two things – building strong bones in Kentucky thoroughbred horses and adding great flavor to Kentucky bourbon. Add in hydration for Kentucky basketball players and you have the perfect Trifecta Box. Five …

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Buffalo Trace Releases Limited Edition W.L. Weller 114° Full Proof Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey

Rumors have been swirling for a few weeks. Now, Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky has officially announced a new W.L. Weller Bourbon Whiskey release. And just to make it more interesting, they’ve created a new bourbon term – Full Pr…

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