Life In LC

Category archive

Drink News

Industry news about the wine, beer, spirits...even coffee...

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Calls on the Federal Government to Legalize Cannabis

The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) has officially come out in favor of a state’s right to establish a legal, well-regulated, adult-use cannabis marketplace; it is the first and only beverage alcohol association to do so. In states whe…

Keep Reading

Sazerac’s Unnamed Tennessee Whiskey Distillery Moves to 55 Acre Site Just Outside of Nashville

Just like the burning sugar maple charcoal used to make Tennessee whiskey, the Tennessee distilled spirits market is heating up. About three years ago, George Dickel Distillery Master Distiller John Lunn left the Diageo owned distillery to go over to c…

Keep Reading

Distilled Spirits Brand Builder ‘Local Choice Spirits’ is Looking for Investors [BrandScape]

Gas Monkey Garage, Hatfields & McCoys, Kurt Thomas, Dwight Eubanks – What do all these brands have in common? They are all world famous brands. Brands that chose to work with Local Choice Spirits to launch their own custom distilled spirits brand. …

Keep Reading

Jim Beam Distiller Marlene Holmes Goes Craft Spirits Route with Move to Ben Milam Whiskey Distillery

Ben Milan Whiskey Distillery, a brand named for the founder’s first cousin, six times removed and a hero of the Texas Revolution has hired a Kentuckian to take on the role of Head Distiller. Ben Milam Whiskey of Blanco, Texas, has hired former Ji…

Keep Reading

Luckett & Farley: How to Keep the “F” Word Away from Your Barrel Warehouse [BrandScape]

With the demand for bourbon continuing to increase, Kentucky’s bourbon inventory has reached a 40-year high with over 6.7 million bourbon barrels currently aging in warehouses across the state; that’s more than the entire population of Kentucky. To kee…

Keep Reading

Startup RH Resolute Distillery to Produce 400 Barrels Per Week Ramping Up to 2,600

The majority of larger distilleries in Kentucky fall somewhere within what’s sometimes referred to as the “Amber Triangle,” a region of central Kentucky located roughly between Lexington, Louisville and Loretto. That triangle of large…

Keep Reading

Bully Boy Distillers Gin Skips the Grain, Goes with Cane and Italian Juniper

Gin gets its main characteristic flavor from juniper berries but what the mash is made up of can vary widely. Sometimes its grain based and sometimes it’s not. In the case of Bully Boy Distillers of Boston, Massachusetts their latest gin release …

Keep Reading

DISCUS Pulls the Alarm – China’s 25% Tariff on U.S. Whiskey Will Hurt Consumers, Distillers, Farmers

Tariff battles are always someone else’s problem until they hit you in the pocketbook and the pocket of distilled spirits makers has just been picked again, this time by China. In a statement from the Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS), “Im…

Keep Reading

Laird & Company’s Bottled in Bond Straight Apple Brandy Returning This Summer

More than 200 years after selling its first legal distilled spirits, Laird & Company Distillery of Scobeyville, New Jersey has announced the return of Laird’s Bottled in Bond 100 Proof Straight Apple Brandy. A Bottled in Bond Brandy? Why shou…

Keep Reading

The 2nd Half of the Barton 1792 Distillery Barrel Warehouse 30 Has Collapsed, No Injuries [Video]

Half of the Barton 1792 Distillery warehouse 30 collapsed on June 22 sending approximately 9,000 barrels to the ground. Today, on the 4th of July, the city of Bardstown had an unexpected boom when the second half of the warehouse fell sending the remai…

Keep Reading

1 2 3 12
Go to Top