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NYC Good Passport For Whiskey Returns

Following up on last year’s program, Booze Menus, Good Passport and newcomer Time Out have teamed up to offer the 2017 NYC Good Whiskey Passport. New Yorkers looking to become better acquainted with the city’s whiskey-oriented bars can make use of the Good Whiskey Passport to get a drink at more 20+ bars and restaurants around the city during the ...

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Remy Cointreau Acquiring Westland Distillery

By Richard Thomas French spirits group Remy Cointreau was reported yesterday to have purchased Seattle’s Westland Distillery. The financial terms of the acquisition have yet to be disclosed. Westland Distillery has carved out a niche for itself at the front of the burgeoning American Malt Whiskey sector, taking advantage of local conditions in the Pacific Northwest to adapt Scottish whisky-making ...

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Usquaebach Releases First New Blend In A Generation

Timed for this year’s holiday season, Usquaebach Blended Scotch Whisky has released its first new blend in nearly 25 years, the An Ard Ri Cask Strength. Usquaebach was established in 1877 and continues to thrive today. The word “Usquaebach” literally translates to “the water of life,” and it’s collection of whiskies resurrects the same fiery spirit that was born in ...

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Iowa’s Mississippi River Set To Release Oldest Bourbon Yet

By Richard Thomas A handful of the “middle wave” of American craft distilleries have been around long enough that they are now releasing small batches of four year old, Bottled-in-Bond whiskeys. Just this season, Dad’s Hat and Wigle in Pennsylvania both released Bottled-in-Bond ryes. While it’s not actually a Bottled-in-Bond, Mississippi River Distilling Company (MRDC) in Iowa is celebrating it’s ...

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Buffalo Trace Warehouse X Lab Releases First Results

Buffalo Trace Distillery has completed phase one of its bourbon barrel aging experiment inside Warehouse X, the experimental warehouse built in 2013 that allows for specific atmospheric variables to be tested in four individual chambers, plus one open air breezeway.   The first experiment focused on natural light, keeping barrels in various stages of light for two years. Chamber One of ...

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