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Diageo To Build $115 Million Distillery in Kentucky

Diageo yesterday announced its intention to invest an estimated $115 million over three years to build a 1.8 million proof gallon (750,000 9-liter cases) distillery and six barrel storage warehouses in Shelby County, Kentucky.  While finalization of these plans is still subject to approval by local government, the project will represent a significant investment in Kentucky’s growing bourbon industry.  The ...

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Buffalo Trace To Release Warehouse K Rye Experiment

What happens when you age the exact same bourbon, for the same length of time, but on different warehouse floors?  Does the altitude make a difference? Buffalo Trace Distillery attempts to find out in its latest experiment. The Warehouse Floors Experiment was started in 2001, when Buffalo Trace’s Rye Mash recipe #1 was put into barrels and then aged on ...

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Scots And Kentuckians Share Distillery Fungus Complaints

By Richard Thomas The world whiskey boom has prompted expansions, re-openings, and ramped up production at distilleries around the world, and one outgrowth of that has been a rising tide of complaints about black fungus infestations from people who live in the major whiskey-making regions of Kentucky and Scotland. Far from being sanitized by the presence of alcohol, particular strains ...

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Orphan Barrel Releases Rhetoric 20 Year Old Bourbon

Rhetoric Whiskey is the newest release of the Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company, a highly limited craft bourbon that will be progressively aged and released over the coming years – the 20-year-old variant will be released this year, the 21-year-old will be released in 2015, and so on. This approach will grant whiskey enthusiasts the chance to compare these exclusive ...

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