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Catching Up With Innovations in American Whiskey

Keeping up with the changes in American whiskey is a full-time job. Just ask retailers, with customers lining up for limited-time offerings of rare releases, new line extensions and brands, vintage offerings and the...

Sazerac Partners with Casa San Matias on New Mezcal Line

In partnership with Casa San Matias and a group of mezcaleros in Oaxaca, Sazerac is launching a new family of mezcals called Los Vecinos del Campo. These spirits are produced by 10 families in the Valles...

Old Elk Distillery Increases East Coast Distribution

Colorado-based Old Elk Distillery has expanded its distribution into New York. Starting this month, the brand is available in the state. Through a distribution partnership with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Old Elk Distillery will...

7 Bartending Pros Pick Their ‘Must Have’ Rums

Editor's note: As so many alcohol trends begin at bars and restaurants, we occasionally cross-post content from our on-premise sister publication, Cheers. If you could stock just a few rums, which three would you pick? Several...

Pernod Ricard Acquires Majority Share in Rabbit Hole Whiskey

Consolidation continues in the world of whiskey. Pernod Ricard USA, through its New Brand Ventures division, has signed an agreement for the acquisition of a majority share of Rabbit Hole Whiskey, which is produced and...

What is Craft Tequila in 2019?

What is craft tequila? Craft is a term tossed about by marketers, producers and consumers, but there are no laws regulating its use for beverage alcohol, and no real consensus as to what craft actually...

Talking Whiskey With Eddie Russell

What’s more traditional in the world of whiskey than the Russell family at Wild Turkey? You might say that bourbon is in their blood, this multigenerational team of master distillers. Today, Eddie Russell and...

Dixie Southern Vodka Named Official Vodka of NASCAR

NASCAR and Dixie Vodka have announced a multi-year official partnership, designating the American-made craft spirit as the “Official Vodka of NASCAR.” Dixie Vodka will sponsor the NASCAR Cup Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway next season,...

Limestone Branch Distillery Launches Bowling & Burch Gin

From the makers of Yellowstone bourbon comes the new gin brand, Bowling & Burch. Limestone Branch Distillery announced the new release this week. Bowling & Burch Gin is named after Head Distiller Steve Beam’s two...

How Can Craft Distilling Survive The Coronavirus?

The U.S. craft spirits industry was booming before COVID-19 gripped hold of the globe. Consumers flocked to distillery tasting rooms across the country. U.S. spirits sales grew 5.3% last year, reaching a record high...