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Oregon’s House Spirits Introduces New American Malt

House Spirits Distillery, now celebrating more than a decade as the cornerstone of Portland’s craft distilling community, today proudly announces the national release of its Westward American Single Malt whiskey. Westward American Single Malt whiskey is a grain to glass celebration of the American pioneer spirit, inspired by the best of the American craft beer and whiskey traditions. Distilled at House Spirits in Portland, and perfected by years of maturation in the company’s rack house in Clackamas, it is the culmination of Master Distiller Christian Krogstad’s quest to produce a ...

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Scotland Calls For Post-Brexit Scotch Protections

By Richard Thomas Scotland’s Economy Secretary Keith Brown has made an official request for future legal protection of the Scotch industry after Brexit, writing to British ministers that Scotch whisky needs to be defined under UK law. The Scotch whisky industry generates approximately £5 billion annually, with 4/5s of that revenue coming from exports, and supports 40,000 jobs. The urgency ...

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Israel’s First Single Malt Sold At Auction

By Richard Thomas Milk & Honey Distillery has achieved a key milestone in releasing it’s first single malt whisky. Thus the Israel’s first whisky distillery has achieved its initial potential and produced the country’s first single malt. The initial batch of 100 bottles will be sold starting August 11 on whiskyauctioneer.com. Said whisky was aged for 30 months in an ...

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Arizona’s Hamilton Distillers Giving Cask Strength Malt A Big Launch

Arizona’s Hamilton Distillers is gearing up for the release of “Distiller’s Cut” cask strength American single malt whiskey, a first for the Grand Canyon State. “We’re excited to offer a cask strength single malt whiskey that allows us the opportunity to be more playful in our blending, which ultimately results in some very special batch-to-batch variation,” says Nathan Thompson Avelino, ...

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Dublin’s Pearse Lyons Distillery To Open For Tourism In September

Pearse Lyons Distillery at St. James in the Liberties, Dublin’s second boutique Irish Whiskey experience, is due to open its doors to the public in September. Acquired in 2013 by Pearse and Deirdre Lyons, the property had many previous incarnations, including a lighting shop. Pearse, Dublin born, has strong family connections to The Liberties and St. James Church, which compelled ...

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