Bourbon Whiskey

Moet Hennessy Buys Woodinville Whiskey

By Richard Thomas In the most recent example of a major international drinks company buying an American craft distillery, French liquor and wine conglomerate Moet Hennessy has bought Washington-based Woodinville Whiskey. The financial terms are undisclosed at this time. This is the second such deal in Washington state alone, as Remy Cointreau bought Westland Distillery this past December. Moet Hennessy ...

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A.H. Hirsch Brand Introducing 8 Year Old High Rye Bourbon

The story of American whiskey is not complete without mention of A.H. Hirsch and A.H. Hirsch Reserve 16 Year Old, widely considered the best American bourbon ever produced. Today, Anchor Distilling Company seeks to keep the legend alive through a range of sourced whiskies inspired by the Hirsch heritage. Following the sold-out introduction in 2016 of the Hirsch Small Batch ...

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Buffalo Trace’s $200M Investment Project Going Forward

Buffalo Trace Distillery is barreling ahead with its expansion plans announced last year, all in response to the continued rise in the popularity of bourbon whiskey. More than $200 million is being spent at this National Historic Landmark Distillery, as new barrel warehouses are built and the bottling operation is relocated to make room for distillery expansion with new cookers ...

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Iowa Whiskey: Making Bourbon In Corn Country

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There Is Much More To Whiskey-Making In Iowa Than Just Rye By Richard Thomas One of the peculiar features of the craft whiskey picture in the Hawkeye State is just how big a presence rye has in it. This is because of Templeton Rye, the notorious bottler that preceded the emergence of Iowa’s first micro-distilleries by several years. Templeton sourced ...

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