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Peerless Distilling Revives Old Henderson Brand in Louisville

Peerless Distilling, a whiskey distillery originally based in Henderson County, Kentucky and defunct for almost a century, is set for a rebirth in Louisville. Should all go according to plan, Corky Taylor and his son Carson, descendants of Peerless owner Henry Kraver, will open the doors on their new distillery in Spring 2014. The original Henderson County Peerless Distillery was ...

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Maker’s Mark Racism Suit Quietly Dismissed

By Richard Thomas Remember when left-wing blog Alternet dubbed Louisville’s Maker’s Mark Bourbon House the “most racist restaurant in America,” and then called for a boycott of Maker’s Mark bourbon? In the August 2012 incident, one Andre Mulligan alleged that the downtown Louisville restaurant turned him away when he tried to book a party there because he estimated the attendees ...

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Angel’s Envy Cask Strength Bourbon Earns Top Honors, Second Release Planned

(Based on an Angel’s Envy Press Release) Angel’s Envy Cask Strength was named the “best spirit in the world” on Paul Pacult’s “Top Spirits List” in the June 2013 edition of Spirit Journal.  The brand tied for first with Highland Park 25-Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (The Whiskey Reviewer gave this bourbon an A-grade, and called on Angel’s Envy ...

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Wemyss Set To Begin Distillery Construction

(From Wemyss Malts Press Release) The Wemyss family is delighted to announce that final planning permission is now in place for its new single malt whisky distillery and visitor centre near Kingsbarns in Fife, Scotland.  Restoration and building work will shortly commence at the site. Approximately 6 miles from St. Andrews, The Kingsbarns Distillery will be built within sight of ...

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Buffalo Trace Suffering Periodic Shortages

(From Buffalo Trace Press Release) Bourbon whiskey consumption has been on a roll, and Kentucky’s bourbon distilleries are struggling to keep up with demand. Nowhere is this more true than at Buffalo Trace Distillery, producer of brands such as Blanton’s, Buffalo Trace, and Pappy Van Winkle. Despite the increase in distillation over the past few years, demand for bourbon is ...

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