Whiskey Sourcing and Scandalmongering: All Smoke, No Fire

Mitcher's Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Last month in my article about the potential for an Irish distillery building boom, I explained how building a whiskey brand is difficult, and building a distillery is expensive, so some new companies get started by selling sourced whiskey first and installing their copper later. This has become a fairly common practice in the United States, so ...

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Is Ireland Set For A Distillery-Building Boom?

By Richard Thomas Whiskey is booming, and few sectors of the world whiskey market are booming moreso than Irish whiskey, with just the American revenues for Hibernian spirits having grown by 460% in the last decade. Jameson, by far the largest brand name in Irish whiskey, has grown from shipping less than half a million cases in 1988 to more ...

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Governor Steve Beshear Talks Bourbon

Gov. Steve Beshear at Wild Turkey

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear Shares His Taste in Bourbon By Richard Thomas Although the micro-distillery boom has spread bourbon-making across the United States, Kentucky is still the bourbon state. This is so much the case that despite bourbons from Colorado, New York, and Texas grabbing awards and headlines, the popular myth that only bourbon from Kentucky is really bourbon is ...

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