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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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Spirit Of Speyside Tickets On Sale This Week

Tickets for the 2017 Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival will go on sale this week – and organisers expect a scramble for a handful of exclusive tickets that will allow visitors to enter the doors of distilleries which have never before opened to the public. It is anticipated that tickets for tours of Speyburn, Knockdu and Balmenach distilleries – all ...

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