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Think A Euro Tax On Bourbon Would Be A Good Thing? Guess Again.

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By Richard Thomas Response to the news that the European Union might retaliate against Donald Trump’s populist proposal to impose protectionist tariffs on steel imports with duties on American bourbon has come in two flavors: critics of Trump singing a chorus of “there he goes again;” and those who somehow think higher prices in Europe would be a good thing ...

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Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon Review

Russell's Single Barrel Reserve Bourbon

By April Manning Rating: A- Wild Turkey’s master distiller “emeritus,” Jimmy Russell, is known as the “Buddha of Bourbon” and has been an ambassador for bourbon for over 60 years. Along the way he has upheld a tradition dating to before Prohibition, never dithering on matters of quality and maintaining the Wild Turkey motto: “Wild Turkey. Not the latest thing. ...

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Stock Spirits Group Buys Minority Stake in Dublin Liberties Distillery

Stock Spirits Group has purchased a one-quarter interest in Quintessential Brands, the parent company of Dublin Liberties Distillery (DLD), amounting to an €18.3m investment in the project. The distillery began life as the Dublin Whiskey Company (DWC), the first project to start an urban distillery in Dublin. Two other projects were later announced, that of Teeling Whiskey Company and the ...

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James Pepper Distillery Gets Historic License, Set To Open In Fall

The James Pepper Distilling Co., bottler of the James E. Pepper ‘1776’ whiskey brand, is pleased to announce that it has received and revived its Federal distillery permit for the historic distillery currently being rebuilt in Lexington, Kentucky: DSP-KY-5, the 5th Distilled Spirits Plant license ever issued in the state of Kentucky. Nowadays, newly assigned DSP numbers are sequenced in ...

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