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Whiskey Disks™ go commercial.

Hammerstone’s Whiskey Disks™ has produced the industry’s very first branded whiskey stones. We always knew there was something special about our whiskey stones. There’s the quality of the soapstone, their size and thermal mass, the fact that they are handcrafted and American-made. But it’s their special shape that has allowed us to do what no other […]

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Drunken Treasure – The wreck of the Francis X. Aubrey.

There is enough 150-year-old whiskey resting underground where the old river queen sank to get 130,000 people pie-eyed. It’s worth five million dollars, and it’s still there for the taking. A neglected treasure is mellowing under the green willows along an old course of the Missouri River in broad, windswept Kansas. Mellowing is the proper […]

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The winners of our Facebook promotion…

Congratulations! Free Whiskey Disks™ go out to: Leah Arluk, Coral Springs, FL. Michael Levin, Plantation, FL. Frank Duncan, Goodlettsville, TN.   Thanks to all who took the time to enter, we tip our glass to you. Cheers!          

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A little background on Old Saint Nick.

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Whyte & Mackay Challenges City Explorers to Find Shackleton Whisky

Hidden across the UK are 10 bottles of Shackleton’s Replica Whisky… You may remember that a few years ago, Whyte & Mackay did a safari hunt promotion, where a member of the Whyte & Mackay team went across Glasgow and London with £500 of whisky in a backpack, giving off clues where he could be […]

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Nothing says “Block Party” like balancing a whisky barrel full of flaming tar on your head.

The Allendale Tar Barrel Festival Villagers called “guisers” carry burning whisky barrels and torches as they take part in the Allendale Tar Barrel festival in Allendale, England. An annual event since the dark ages, locals dress up in a variety of costumes, before carrying whisky barrels containing burning tar on their heads around the village […]

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Lock, Stock, and Two Whisky Barrels.

Ardbeg “Double Barrel” Ardbeg Distillery, one of the most celebrated whisky distilleries in the world, has issued the Ardbeg “Double Barrel”. This ultra-rare single cask bottling truly takes the mix of hunting and whisky in a direction even a vehement NRA hater could support. Each ‘Double Barrel’ comes with two bottles of single cask bottles […]

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Never, ever, go in to work early.

Some kick the bucket, others kick the safe. Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel (1846 – 1911) Mr. Daniel arrived early for work one day and attempted to access the company safe. That morning he had difficulty remembering the combination. After several attempts, he got angry and kicked the safe in frustration. The kick caused him to badly […]

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Nuclear tests help identify fake whisky.

Radioactive material flung into the atmosphere by nuclear bomb tests is helping scientists to fight the multi-million dollar trade in counterfeit antique malt whisky. Bottles of vintage whisky can sell for thousands of dollars each, but industry experts claim the market has been flooded with fakes that purport to be several hundred years old but […]

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Get the facts Jack.

Some Facts About Jack Daniel’s Fact: Jack Daniel was a real person. Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel was born in September 1846, one of thirteen children, to Calaway Daniel and Lucinda Cook. Jack Daniel’s grandfather, Joseph “Job” Daniel emigrated from Wales, as did his Scottish wife, to the United States. Jack died in 1911 from blood poisoning. The […]

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