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VITOK: Which Comes First When Starting a Distillery? Engineering or Architecture [BrandScape]

There are lots of reasons people start new distilleries. It could be a family history of distillation that goes back hundreds of years, it could be a love of spirits or it could be the desire to create something from scratch to create a new legacy. Pla…

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Deep Eddy Vodka Expands In-flight Offerings with Southwest Airlines

Deep Eddy Vodka, American-made straight vodka, has announced an expanded partnership with Southwest Airlines. Deep Eddy Ruby Red joins Deep Eddy Vodka as an in-flight offering beginning March 1, 2018. The two Texas-based brands took flight together Sep…

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Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky Has Unveiled Jane Walker to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Four years after the original Toy Story, Woody was introduced to Jessie in Toy Story 2. Now, after a century, Johnnie Walker is introducing the world to Jane Walker to coincide with Women’s History Month. Word got out in mid January that Diageo h…

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For Many Winemakers, Concrete Is the Best of Both Worlds

For years, oak was the stamp of quality winemaking. Oaked reds were more likely to get top scores by wine critics in the 1980s; and by the 1990s, winemakers sought out ways to impart oak flavors using oak chips and shavings. But over the past decade, taste trends have shifted. That’s not to say that oak […]

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Craft Spirits Maker Jeptha Creed Distillery Named Official Vodka of the Kentucky Derby Festival

Spring is nearly here and that can only mean one thing, the countdown to the Kentucky Derby has begun. The Kentucky Derby may be the largest and most historic Thoroughbred horse race in the world but, the two week Kentucky Derby Festival leading up to …

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Woodford Reserve’s Master Taster Elizabeth McCall Promoted to Assistant Master Distiller

Woodford Reserve Distillery has announced the promotion of Elizabeth McCall from Master Taster and Senior Quality Control Specialist to Assistant Master Distiller. McCall has been a member of Brown-Forman’s Research & Development Department since 2…

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Wilderness Trail Distillery to Release 1st Bottled in Bond Single Barrel Bourbon

Distillers, bourbon distillers in particular are a patient bunch. Most aspire to wait four years so there bourbon doesn’t require an age statement and will check off the list of requirements to qualify as Bottled in Bond. Distillers and Co-Founde…

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Augmented Reality Bottle Hits Liquor Store Shelves – Over 1 Million Downloads and Counting

Whoever said alcohol and technology don’t mix was wrong, very wrong. A new Smartphone application turns an ordinary liquor bottle label into an immersive customer experience like no other. Purists might say, “I don’t need AR to sell m…

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For the 1st Time in 25 Years – Heaven Hill’s Burnett’s Vodka Gets a Redesign

Though most distilled spirits news these days is about the rise of bourbon and whiskey, from a sheer volume point of view, there were more cases of vodka shipped last year than all forms of whiskey combined. According to data from the Distilled Spirits…

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30 Year Spirits Industry Veteran Takes Helm as President and COO of Constellation Brands

Constellation Brands, Inc. a beverage alcohol company has announced that Bill Newlands has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer. Rob Sands, who previously held the title of president and Chief Executive Officer, will continue to serve…

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