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Michter’s Releases 10 Year Old Rye Under New Master Distiller

Michter’s Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann has approved the 2017 release of Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye. It will go on sale in March. This special release marks the first one by Heilmann, who in 2016 became the first woman since Prohibition to serve as Master Distiller at a Kentucky Distillers’ Association distillery. “At Michter’s, the Master Distiller ...

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Distilled Spirits Council Reports Whiskey Still Surging Ahead

The distilled spirits sector achieved accelerated growth in 2016 with supplier sales up 4.5 percent to $25.2 billion, volumes up 2.4 percent to 220 million cases and a seventh straight year of market share gains relative to beer, the Distilled Spirits Council announced today at its annual economic briefing for media and Wall Street analysts, sponsored by Spirited Funds. “The ...

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Barrell Bourbon Going From Bottler To Distiller

By Richard Thomas Barrell Craft Spirits, the independent bottler behind Barrell Bourbon, Barrell Whiskey and now Barrell Rum, announced yesterday that they would be getting into the business of making their own in-house spirits and opening a distillery. Their plant will be a production-oriented facility with few frills, stepping away from the tourist-friendly distilleries that have become the norm. Barrell ...

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Niche Drinks Invests £12m In Quiet Man Distillery

By Richard Thomas Niche Drinks is taking its Irish whiskey brand, Quiet Man, from a sourced and bottled product to an in-house one by building a £12m distillery in Londonderry, the second-largest city in Northern Ireland. The distillery is slated for completion next year. When it opens, Quiet Man Distillery will be the first in Londonderry in a century, and ...

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Kentucky’s Wilderness Trail Expands Property

By Richard Thomas The Danville, Kentucky-based Wilderness Trail Distillery expanded its property last week with the purchase of 13 adjacent acres. The new land, located between the distillery’s current property and the Bluegrass Community and Technical College, is intended for an events space and additional rickhouses. Wilderness Trail is an outgrowth of Ferm Solutions, a laboratory and yeast provider that ...

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