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Bulleit Releases Barrel Proof Bourbon

Based on feedback from his travels and from some of the world’s top bartenders, Tom Bulleit made the call to make the newest Bulleit Bourbon a high octane release, rather than focusing on flavors and finishes. That call led to Bulleit Barrel Strength Bourbon, officially launched last week. Identified by its blue label, this version of Bulleit is drawn from ...

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Buffalo Trace Releases Experimental, IR-Treated Bourbon

Buffalo Trace Distillery has engaged in an unconventional way to use infrared light waves for its latest bourbon experiment, applying the light waves to barrels before charring, with the goal of learning how new and different flavors can be drawn from the oak. Working with barrel cooper Independent Stave Company in 2009, eight special barrels were constructed. All eight first ...

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J.W. Rutledge Distillery Pulls Plug On Crowdfunding

By Richard Thomas When Jim Rutledge, the retired and much-lauded Master Distiller of Four Roses, announced he planned to start a distillery of his own and would begin financing the project with crowdfunding, it set American bourbon forums ablaze with enthusiastic chatter. The campaign began early last week, but by Friday Rutledge had announced he had pulled the plug on ...

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Arby’s Drops “Eat Your Bourbon” Under Legal Pressure

By Richard Thomas Kentucky media reported that Arby’s had agreed to stop using the slogan “Eat Your Bourbon” to market its Bourbon Bacon Sandwich late last week. The Louisville-based Bourbon Barrel Foods filed a trademark infringement lawsuit on Wednesday, May 4th against the fast food chain. Arby’s agreed to cease using the language, trademarked by Bourbon Barrel Foods since 2012, ...

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