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How Kimbark Beverage Shoppe Became a Community Pillar

For Jonathan Swain and his family business — Kimbark Beverage Shoppe — running a retail store on Chicago’s South Side is about more than just profit. “Before joining the family business, I was working in...

Evan Williams Bourbon Introduces New Packaging

The Evan Williams bourbon family has a new look. Evan Williams Black, Evan Williams Bottled-in-Bond and Evan Williams Flavors have all received a new bottles with updated label designs. Launched in the 1950s, Evan Williams Bourbon...

Interview: Jane Bowie Talks Maker’s Mark Limited Release Bourbon

September is National Bourbon Heritage Month and Bourbon Hunting Season. It’s a celebration of our national spirit, when distilleries release some of the most rare and sought after expressions of the year — including...

Jim Murray Names Canadian Whisky World’s Best in Whisky Bible 2021

After recent years in which the Sazerac Company and American whiskeys have dominated Jim Murray's "Whisky Bible" series, the influential writer has picked a Canadian expression as the world's best. Murray named Alberta Premium Cask Strength as...

Buffalo Trace Announces 2020 Antique Collection

It wouldn't be Bourbon Hunting Season without the annual Buffalo Trace Antique Collection. The industry's marquee release this time of year, the 2020 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection — also known as BTAC — contains five...

Heaven Hill Announces Fall 2020 Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond

Bourbon Hunting Season continues as Heaven Hill announces the fall 2020 edition of the Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond series. This 14-year-old bourbon, comprised of barrels produced in fall of 2005, is the sixth national release in...

Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel Launches in the U.S.

Buffalo Trace Distillery will make Blanton’s Straight From The Barrel available in the U.S. this fall.  This announcement follows Buffalo Trace Distillery making Blanton’s Gold Edition available annually in this country, starting over the...

Maker’s Mark Unveils Finishing Series 2020 Limited Release Bourbon

Maker’s Mark today announced the launch of its 2020 Limited Release, the second bourbon in the Wood Finishing Series. Following the release of last year’s Stave Profile RC6 — which amplified fruit flavors inspired...

Diageo Acquires Aviation Gin

A popular craft gin brand with a celebrity spokesperson is changing hands. Diageo announced today that it has reached agreement to acquire Aviation American Gin through the acquisition of Aviation Gin LLC and Davos Brands LLC.  Produced in...

Brown-Forman Completes Sale of Early Times, Canadian Mist to Sazerac

A number of big-name brands in the world of brown spirits have officially changed hands. Brown-Forman today announced that it has completed the sale of Early Times, Canadian Mist and Collingwood to fellow global alcohol...