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Woodford Reserve Releases Distillery Series Double Oaked Rye Whiskey

Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Kentucky has announced the release of a new exclusive and limited-edition expression as part of its annual Distillery Series — Barrel Finished Rye. The Barrel Finished Rye is Woodford Reserve Rye that ha…

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MGP Reduces Custom Mash Bills Minimum from 1,000 to 250 Barrels

Anyone that follows the distilled spirits world knows that a lot of startups work with other distilleries to get young or aged spirits from another distillery. This way, when the craft distillery opens its doors, it has something to sell and cash comin…

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Historic ‘W9 Summit’ Unites Whiskey Leaders in a Call to Restore Open & Fair Trade of Spirits [Video]

In a show of unparalleled unity in the spirits business, worldwide leaders from nine spirits associations gathered together at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Kentucky to make history of their own. It’s hard to believe but, this is the …

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A Day on the Trail: Hard Truth Distilling Goes from Micro to Largest Craft Distillery in Indiana

Visiting a distillery never disappoints, each one is different and every one of them has their own unique personality. The large heritage distilleries, the ones that survived or started soon after Prohibition have mainly focused on one thing for the la…

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Less Than a Year Since Startup, Still Austin Whiskey Distillery Fills Its 1,000 Barrel

Still Austin Whiskey Co. distillery in Austin, Texas, opened on September 23, 2017. Since then, they’ve been busy milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling, barreling and bottling their own craft spirits. As of Friday, July 20, 2018 Austin’s…

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In Memory of Parker Beam, Heaven Hill Releasing 12th Edition of Parker’s Heritage Collection Bourbon

Heaven Hill Distillery Master Distiller Parker Beam passed away in January 2017 after a long battle with ALS, the disease commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Though he’s gone, his memory and spirit live on with the release of the 12th Edition…

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Copper & Kings Goes Bi-Continental with American and South African Brandy Mashup

You can take the boy out of South Africa but you can’t take the desire for South African brandy out of the boy. Copper & Kings American Brandy Company was founded in 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky by serial entrepreneur Joe Heron. Distillery co…

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Worldwide Whiskey Associations Joining Together for 1st Ever ‘W8 – Spirit of Collaboration Summit’

In a world where talk of tariffs and international trade wars make the front page news almost daily, the world’s whiskey makers are getting together to try to do something about it. There’s no collusion here, just a gathering of like minded…

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Texas Distiller and Texas Farmer Collaborate on All Texas Mashbill

When a farmer sells her grains to a grain elevator she may or may not know where those grains end up. They could go to feed animals, to make bread, or any number of other end products. In today’s growing world of craft spirits, some farmers are c…

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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…

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