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Uncle Nearest 1856 Whiskey Expands Team with Spirits Industry Exec And Lifestyle Specialist Kenny Burns

Uncle Nearest Whiskey has enlisted “The Lifestyle Specialist,” Kenny Burns, to join its growing team of seasoned industry veterans to continue the branding of this great American story. Burns is known as a top influencer in music and entertainment and …

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From Show Me State to Bourbon Capital of the World, Lux Row Distillers Joins the Kentucky Distillers’ Association

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced that Lux Row Distillers has joined its legendary ranks as a “Heritage” member, the highest level in the non-profit trade group that unites and leads Kentucky’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits indus…

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Flipping Casks and Balancing Portfolios: Welcome to the Wild New World of Whiskey Investing

For those of us who set Google Alerts for whiskey auction sales (ahem: guilty), these are boom times. Last month, a Yamazaki 50 Year Old sold for around $300,000. Before that, in September 2017, a bottle of Dalmore 62 Year Old went for nearly $130,000. There’s money in whiskey collecting, and collectors multiply by the […]

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As Whiskey Tourism Grows, Mint Julep Experiences Expands Tourism Company from Kentucky to Tennessee

In 2007 husband and wife team, Sean and Lisa Higgins had a dream to start a company together. From humble beginnings that started out on a ping pong table in their basement the Higgins started what was to become Mint Julep Tours. The company officially…

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Fred and Freddie Noe Hammer the Bung in Jim Beam’s 15 Millionth Bourbon Barrel [Video]

Prohibition killed a lot of family distilleries. The Beam family was no exception. Prohibition put an end to a family business that had been around since 1795. The Beam’s were out of the distilled spirits business until the ratification of the 21…

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India’s Craft Distillers Are Shaking Up the World’s Biggest Whisky Market

Close your eyes and imagine a distillery making exceptional, single malt Scotch. You might envision gray Islay or scenic Speyside. Or perhaps the fecund woods of Kyoto, where Yamazaki is made. A cooler climate locale, certainly, where distillers wear wool sweaters to brave the chill. India probably does not immediately come to mind. But that […]

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Stoli Group Launches Super-Premium Cenote Blanco, Añejo and Reposado Tequila Aged in Bourbon Barrels

Stoli Group has announced the introduction of super-premium Cenote™ Tequila – “Tequila with a Soul,” marking the first time the spirits organization has created a new tequila brand from start to finish. Cenote is a 100% Agave Azul Tequilana Weber tequi…

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Artwork on 2018 Woodford Reserve Kentucky Derby 144 Bottle is “Dream Come True”

By day, Brown-Forman employee Keith Anderson works in the company’s private dining room, Bourbon Street Café. By night, Keith is a painter. He now has a studio in his home where he paints quietly in the middle of the night and sells artwork mainl…

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The Complete List: American Craft Spirits Association 2018 Award Winners

Congratulations to all the distillers who entered the 2018 American Craft Spirits Association’s competition to determine the best of the best in craft spirits. There were more than 500 entrants from all over the country. Spirits were submitted in six c…

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The Global Gin Boom Washes Ashore in Ireland

Irish whiskey has been on a tear over the past few years, with sales value increasing by 22 percent in the U.S. and 18.5 percent in all markets over the first half of 2017. But gin is the fastest-growing spirits category in Ireland. There are now 30 Irish brands available, and global exports tripled in […]

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