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Ole Smoky Moonshine Acquires Neighboring Davy Crockett

By Richard Thomas The New Year was marked in Gatlinburg by the closure of one of the popular mountain resort’s moonshine distilleries, when Davy Crockett’s Tennessee Whisky posted a farewell message on its Facebook account and shuttered its doors. According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, the defunct distillery has merged with local legal moonshine giant Ole Smoky. Ole Smoky Tennessee ...

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Jack Daniel’s Announces $140 Million Expansion

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced Wednesday that Lynchburg’s Jack Daniel’s Distillery is planning a $140 million expansion project to help meet worldwide demand for its Tennessee Whiskey. Jack Daniel’s is ranked as the world’s second-best selling whiskey brand, after Johnnie Walker Scotch. The major investment will be used to build two rickhouses, expand the bottling plant, and improve the tourist ...

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Two Upscale Midleton Irish Whiskeys Coming To U.S.

Two Irish whiskey expressions from 2015, Midleton Dair Ghaelach and Green Spot Château Léoville Barton, are headed to American shores. Midleton Dair Ghaelach is the first ever Irish Whiskey from the Midleton distillery to be finished in virgin Irish Oak hogsheads, and Green Spot Château Léoville Barton, the first Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey to be finished in Bordeaux wine ...

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Michter’s Set To Release 10 Year Old Rye

Michter’s Master Distiller Willie Pratt has approved the release of Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Rye for sale this March. The last bottling of this coveted Kentucky Straight Rye took place in 2014, so the 10 Year Old Rye effectively skipped a year. Nicknamed “Dr. No” by the Michter’s sales force due to his frequent refusal to release whiskeys before ...

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Johnnie Walker Lunar New Year 2016 Blue Label Coming

Building on the Johnnie Walker Lunar New Year pack series, Diageo continues to court wealthy Chinese drinkers and Walker fans generally with a 2016 Lunar New Year release, Johnnie Walker Blue Label: Year of the Monkey. This limited edition, bottled at 43% abv, This version of Blue Label has a bottled design incorporating the elements of traditional Scotch distilling technique ...

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