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She Distills Prime Whisky In Her Garage

For those who seek premium single malt whiskies, travel usually leads to the Scottish Highlands and Speyside region. Or maybe to the Hakushu or Yamazaki distilleries in Japan. But a garage in suburban Tasmania, who would of thought? At 26, Jane Overeem has been producing whisky since she was 18. She and her father distill some of the […]

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Prescription Whiskey

Prohibition began in 1920 with the ratification of the 18th Amendment and the related Volstead Act. These new laws banned the manufacture, sale and transportation of intoxicating beverages. Keep in mind that up to this point alcohol had been a widely used, readily available and relatively cheap remedy for thousands of years. Practitioners and doctors in […]

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Buffalo Trace Distillery now a National Historic Landmark

Buffalo Trace’s George T. Stagg Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky has been named as a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service.   Established in 1857, the distillery was later purchased by E.H. Taylor Jr. in 1870. He refurbished it, building brick warehouses including the notorious Warehouse C which was destroyed by tornado. The site also […]

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Buffalo Trace Patriarch, Elmer T. Lee Dies

The Industry’s Single-Barrel Bourbon Pioneer Elmer T. Lee Dies at Age 93 Kentucky bourbon legend Elmer T. Lee, the man behind the single-barrel bourbon that sparked the industry’s revival, has died at the age 93. Retired for the past 28 years, Mr. Lee continued to visit the distillery on a weekly basis to seek out bourbons […]

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Irish Town Legalizes Drunk Driving

Council Votes to Let Some Drink & Drive The County Kerry Council in southwest Ireland recently passed a motion that would allow rural drivers to legally drive while under the influence of alcohol. The council voted 5 to 3 – with 12 absent and seven abstaining – to issue special permits to people who live […]

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Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Release – White Rabbit

If the White Knight is talking backwards, you’re probably drinking White Rabbit. A new Jack Daniel’s design pays homage to Mr Daniel’s history. Named after the Lynchburg  saloon owned by Jack Daniel, the White Rabbit was naturally one of the first places to ever sell Jack Daniel’s whiskey before Prohibition forced it to close. This […]

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Uprising – A True American Spirit

Can America make a great malt whiskey? Michael Reppucci seems to think it’s possible. In fact, he left his job and put his life savings on the line to prove it. Reppucci is no fool though, he recruited Master Distiller David Pickerell to help him try to turn the American liquor industry on end. So […]

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want – like this $6,300 bottle of whiskey.

  Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary Whiskey The Japanese beverage manufacturer Suntory Group is honoring the Rolling Stones with a limited-edition blended whiskey. It’s sold in a bottle molded with the band’s iconic tongue and lips logo. And it’s not just the container that pays homage to the band, it’s what’s in it. There’s a blend of […]

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Century-Old Whiskey Stash Found

Aged Whiskey Found Under Attic Floorboards In order to save money while renovating his St. Joseph, Mo., home, Bryan Fite began prying up floor boards on the rafters in his attic. While attempting to save a little cash, he found a treasure: over a dozen bottles of century-old whiskey. What first appeared to Fite as […]

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World Whiskies Design Award for best design in 2012.

Highland Park 50 Years Old Edrington Group The Highland Park 50 Year Old, designed by Scottish born, multi award winning jewellery designer Maeve Gillies was chosen by the team of judges as the standout overall winner of Best Design from the products entered into this year’s awards. Inspired by Orkney, the concept around the design […]

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