Opinion

Deceptive Whiskey Lawsuits Run Off The Rails

Anti-Deceptive Whiskey Crusade Takes Wrong Turn In Maker’s Mark Lawsuit. Or Did It? By Richard Thomas Many in American whiskey circles felt they had scored a major victory earlier this year when Templeton Rye, long considered the top offender among those bloggers and enthusiasts concerned with deceptive practices in the whiskey industry, first came clean and pledged to change their ...

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Behind The Great American Whiskey Shortage

Why You Should Relax, Because Most Of Your Whiskey Is Perfectly Safe By Richard Thomas The last few weeks have seen a new spate of stories coming from across the mainstream media proclaiming that a “Great American Whiskey Shortage” is just around the corner. The scary headlines conjure time warped images of store shelves as barren as those found in ...

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Diageo’s Puzzling Strategy

By Richard Thomas Until word that Jim Murray had swept Scotch off the top of his rankings for Whisky Bible 2015 broke, two news stories last week had whiskey circles abuzz, and it is those two stories that will prove to have further reaching implications than anything Jim Murray could ever say or do: Diageo is going to scale back ...

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Michter’s Installs Still To Mixed Response

Michter's new still

By Richard Thomas On Thursday, Michter’s took a big step in its transition from bottler to distiller when it took delivery of and installed its distillation equipment. The media, including a video-shooting drone, looked on as the 46-foot tall column of the still was moved into Michter’s production facility, located in the Louisville suburb of Shivley. Michter’s President Joseph Magliocco ...

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Five Reasons Whiskey Beats Gin

By Richard Thomas 1. Nobody Drinks Gin Neat: Not since the days of the Dickensian poor has neat, unadultered gin been a popular choice for a good drink. Nowadays only Clay Risen thinks gin is for straight drinking, but then again he also the guy who thinks Jim Beam White is hands down better than all craft whiskeys. According to ...

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