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Sazerac Doubles Down On Irish Whiskey, Buys Michael Collins

By Richard Thomas Sazerac acquired the Michael Collins Irish Whiskey brand last week from the Eagle Sellers, adding it to Concannon in their Irish whiskey portfolio. Michael Collins was a sourced and bottled Irish whiskey, owned by the Sidney Frank Importing Company and drawing on stock provided by the Cooley Distillery. Cooley was a major supplier of stock to several ...

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Four Scotch Distillery Revivals

Glen Keith Stillhouse

By Richard Thomas Lately the mainstream news seems to have been on a see-saw when it comes to Scotch whisky. On the uptick, it reports on how large and valuable the whisky industry is (such as it did during the September 2014 independence referendum) or on how the value of rare, collectible bottles of the stuff is at an all-time ...

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Balcones Receives New Scottish Stills

By Richard Thomas In the first major, visible change since the controversial departure of co-founder Chip Tate from Texas distillery Balcones, the company received a brand new set of Forsyth’s-made copper pot stills yesterday, according to The Waco Tribune. The stills were installed at the old Fireproof Storage Building, soon to be the new $15 million home of Balcones. Part ...

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