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Buffalo Trace Unveils 2018 Antique Collection Whiskeys

Fall is upon us, which means Buffalo Trace Distillery will soon release its annual 2018 Antique Collection of whiskeys. The collection will once again feature five limited-release whiskeys of various ages, recipes and proofs, with...

Jack Daniel’s Opens Two New Tour Facilities As Part of 150th Anniversary

The Jack Daniel Distillery announced today the official opening of Barrel House 1-14 and the reconstructed Motlow House as part of its 150th anniversary celebration. Both facilities will be highlighted aspects of the guest...

What is a Craft Spirit in 2019?

That the term “craft” has lost its meaning is nothing new. For years now the word has come to mean a broad swatch of things. Both the craft spirits and beer movements have expanded into...

Bulleit Adds 12-Year-Old Rye to Lineup

Diageo-owned Bulleit Distilling Co. has announced the launch of their new 12-year-old rye whiskey. The brand helped jumpstart the modern rye revival in 2011 with the launch of its Bulleit Rye. The popularity of this product...

Diageo’s ‘Whiskey 5’ Displays Educate Customers About Taste Profiles

The booming market for brown spirits has attracted numerous new consumers. A full 25% of whiskey purchases are now made by new entrants to the category, according to global drinks company Diageo. This does create potential...

8 American Whiskey Trends in 2019

No question about it: American whiskey is in a new golden era. Category sales have reached heights unseen since the 1960s, the last time brown spirits boomed. But that prior golden period came before the...

Red Spot Irish Whiskey to Return

Irish Distillers, producers of Jameson, have announced the return of Red Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey. Red Spot was discontinued in the mid-1960s. The expression now rejoins a line of super-premium Irish whiskeys that includes...

Global Spirits Consumption to Hit 3.2 Billion Cases by 2020

The global spirits market is forecast to grow by almost 122 million nine-litre cases between 2014 and 2020, and to surpass 3.2 billion cases by 2020, according to the latest forecast data from the...

Spiced and Flavored Rums Drive Growth

If you’re looking for liveliness and interest in rum these days, it’s probably happening in the flavored and spiced sector of the category. Rum’s overall woes are well known, and the general category was down...

6 Trends in Scotch Seen By Jim Beveridge, Johnnie Walker Master Blender

Jim Beveridge has seen a few trends come and go in the Scotch category. He’s worked for Johnnie Walker for more than 36 years. In 2001 he became the brand’s master blender. Beveridge (pictured...