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Continuing Bourbon Education With Stave & Thief

Stave & Thief

By Randall H. Borkus Formal education is becoming a larger part of being whiskey enthusiast, and this past October I attended the Executive Bourbon Steward Training Program presented by the Stave & Thief Society in Chicago and hosted by the Chicago Distilling Company.  It was a fun filled day of hands-on participation and whiskey education. Stave & Thief Society was ...

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Slane Irish Whiskey Review

Slane Irish Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Rating: B- Before the World Whiskey Boom, Slane Castle was one of several independent and sourced whiskey brands, in this case associated with the namesake estate that hosts one of Europe’s best known annual music festivals. However, after Beam Global (now Beam Suntory) bought Cooley Distillery in 2011, the sourcing for these independently bottled brands dried up. ...

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Castle Brands Makes Big Buy Of Bourbon Stock

Castle Brands, owners of Jefferson’s Bourbon, has made a major investment in their future stake in the American Whiskey sector by purchasing $4.2 million in aged and new-fill bourbon whiskey stock. These January 4th purchases are on top of acquisitions already made for the current fiscal year, bringing their total investment in bourbon whiskey stocks to $9.6 million. Jefferson’s Bourbon ...

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Michter’s Buys Land In Springfield, Kentucky

At year-end 2017, Michter’s Distillery’s affiliate Springwater Kentucky Realty completed its purchase of 145 acres in Springfield, Kentucky, at the heart of the state’s historic Washington County. “We are excited to be expanding Michter’s operations in Springfield and Washington County. This is a wonderful community with warm people and a great heritage.  The property offers rich soil and naturally filtered ...

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