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John Teeling Set To Start New Distillery

Drinks giant Diageo and the Irish Whiskey Company (IWC) have jointly announced that they have entered into an agreement in principal concerning the future ownership of the Great Northern Brewery site, Dundalk. IWC is majority owned by the Teeling Family and run by John Teeling, founder of the Cooley Distillery. Jim Finn and David Hynes, formerly Cooley Distillery directors, are ...

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Iceland’s Thoran Distillery Now Accepting Pre-Orders

By Richard Thomas Whiskey-making has spread to many new places around the world, places like Taiwan, Sweden, and Australia. Yet perhaps the most unlikely new entrant into national whiskey-making was the 2009 announcement of the Thoran Distillery project in Iceland. With a population of barely 320,000, the tiny island nation in the confluence of the Atlantic and the Arctic seems ...

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Catoctin Creek Set For Grand Opening Of New Distillery

* Purcellville, VA – Catoctin Creek Distillery announces the Grand Opening weekend of their new distillery and tasting room at 120 West Main Street in Old Town Purcellville. The distillery will celebrate its grand opening with a weekend of specials and festivities starting Friday, August 23rd and going through Sunday. Patrons will enjoy the opportunity to tour, taste, and purchase ...

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Three Steps To A Whiskey Shortage

By Richard Thomas Whiskey shortages continue to figure prominently in internet forums and the news pages, as does the myth that hundreds of millions of new drinkers in China and India have suddenly cropped up and are to blame for guzzling the world’s semi-fixed supply of whiskey. The Whiskey Reviewer has already debunked the conventional wisdom that whiskey as a ...

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Mr. Boston Rock and Rye Returns

* Mr. Boston Rock & Rye, the venerable rye whiskey liqueur flavored with citrus, is making a strong comeback in the Southern United States, as on and off premise consumers are re-discovering this sweet treat. Once believed to be the cure-all for the common cold in the late 1800s, this combination of rye whiskey sweetened with sugar and citrus fruits ...

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