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Willett Distillery Passes Leadership Role to Kristin Martha-Britt Kulsveen as President & Chief Whiskey Officer [Video]

In the peaceful passing of power, the historic Willett Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky has announced the promotion of Kristin Martha-Britt Kulsveen to the role of President and Chief Whiskey Officer. Britt Kulsveen is the great-granddaughter of found…

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A Day on the Trail: Grand Opening of the New $45 Million Old Forester Distillery [Video]

In 1919, almost a century ago, the United States passed the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, a law best known as Prohibition. During that same year, Brown-Forman, parent company to Old Forester Bourbon vacated its offices and whiskey warehouses at 1…

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Buffalo Trace Distillery Explains How it will Spend $1.2 Billion to Keep Up with Bourbon Demand

The reports of a bourbon shortage continue to make headlines. Some are true, some are kind of true depending on the actual brand. If you think about the automobile business you often hear about ‘just in time’ inventory management. Automobil…

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Tamworth Distilling Releases Bourbon Flavored with Beaver Castor Sacs

As the craft spirits world starts to get a little more crowded, it’s not enough to just launch a bourbon whiskey made with ingredients that pick up the terroir from the water, soil and grains. These days, craft distillers have to ratchet it up a …

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Boundary Oak Distillery Bourbon Raises Record Setting $25,500 for Lincoln Museum

Like many bourbon tales, they often start with history. In the case of Boundary Oak Distillery their own history is not very old but the history of the original property where the distillery got its start and its connection to our nation’s 16th P…

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DISCUS Sends Letter to U.S. Commerce Secretary: Distilled Spirits Threatened with 10-40% Retaliatory Tariffs

The war of words on tariffs is heating up and U.S. distilled spirits is directly in the cross-hairs. Mexico has already pulled the trigger and imposed a retaliatory 25% tariff on U.S. whiskeys on June 5, 2018.  At least four others have proposed additi…

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In Exile Since 1968, The King of Kentucky – Kentucky Straight Bourbon Has a Release Date

Brown-Forman, makers of Old Forester and Woodford Reserve is dusting off one of its old namesakes with the upcoming release of King of Kentucky, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The once dead brand is coming back to life with a limited release 14-yea…

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1st Comes Stave Mill Expansion, 2nd Comes Cooperage Production Expansion

Independent Stave Company has announced plans to expand cooperage operations in the United States to increase production of barrels for the spirits industry. Plans include the construction of a new cooperage in Morehead, KY as well as the expansion and…

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Eastside Distilling Launches Burnside Oregon Oaked Rye Finished in Quercus Garryana Barrels

Eastside Distilling of Portland, Oregon has announced the initial deliveries of its new Burnside Oregon Oaked Rye. This unique small batch blended rye whiskey is finished inside Oregon Oak (Quercus Garryana) barrels. Burnside Oregon Oaked Rye is the cr…

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Bardstown Bourbon Opens Doors to Full-service Restaurant and Vintage Whiskey Bar Curated by Fred Minnick

People at the Bardstown Bourbon Company wear many hats, or at least their brand is a brand that wears many hats. Back in 2014 when they broke ground on their new distillery they did it with one goal in mind, to make great bourbon whiskey in Bardstown, …

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