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Ezra Brooks Line Adding A Straight Rye

The Ezra Brook brand, heretofore known for its bourbon, has a new addition to its product lineup: Ezra Brooks Straight Rye. The brand, which dates back to 1957 and has been a part of Luxco’s portfolio of whiskeys since 1993. Ezra Brooks Straight Rye is bottled at an honest 90 proof, and will become available nationally starting this month in ...

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Wyoming Whiskey Releases Single Barrel 2017

Wyoming Whiskey Single Barrel Bourbon is available once again in six U.S. markets. This highly anticipated release of Single Barrel is the first since the initial release of just two pallets worth of bourbon sold out before the bottles could hit shelves in November of 2015. Twelve barrels representing the top 1% of bourbon produced in Wyoming Whiskey’s three rick ...

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Parker Beam, Longtime Heaven Hill Master Distiller, Passes Away

By Richard Thomas Heaven Hill announced today that Parker Beam, their Master Distiller Emeritus, passed away last night after a long struggle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Beam joined the company in 1960, and rose to become its Master Distiller in 1975. Parker Beam was therefore the man who took the production helm at Heaven Hill ...

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Constellation Buys Stake In Popular Northern Virginia Distillery

Catoctin Creek Distilling, a distillery operating in Loudoun County, Virginia, announced Friday that Constellation Brands acquired a minority stake in their company. This investment provides the company with new capital to grow production, marketing, and to provide more jobs in Virginia. Catoctin Creek is a craft distillery producing the well-appreciated Roundstone Rye whisky, among other products. “We created Catoctin Creek ...

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Beam Slides Booker’s Price Hike Downward

By Richard Thomas Beam Suntory’s December 9th announcement that it’s popular Booker’s line of cask strength, approximately six year old bourbon would see a price hike of 66%, from $59.99 to $99.99, was met with widespread derision in the enthusiast community. With price hikes, scarcity of certain brands, and the elimination of age statements becoming almost regular features of the ...

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