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Pairing Bourbon Cocktails with Southern Cooking

Southern cooking and bourbon. Name a more iconic duo, I’ll wait. Both were on the menu last week at Peaches in Norwalk, Connecticut. The pub and juke joint serves authentic southern fare in New England....

Constellation Brands Buys Minority Stake in Black Button Distilling

Constellation Brands has acquired a minority stake in the Rochester, NY-based craft spirits maker Black Button Distilling. The investment took place through Constellation’s venture capital group that identifies and invests in emerging brands. Recent past...

The Redemption Rye Guys Talk Wheat Whiskey, Young Whiskey and Sourcing

Redemption Rye is one of the whiskey brands that has helped lead the modern rye revival. Launched in 2010, the brand has benefitted from its lower price point and easy mixability, which has helped...

Booker’s Announces Second 2019 Release: ‘Shiny Barrel Batch’

The second release from Booker's Bourbon in 2019 will be "Shiny Barrel Batch." As with all Booker's expressions, it is unfiltered, uncut and barrel proof. The name references an...

Don Julio Launches Lagavulin-Aged Tequila

Don Julio has announced its second limited-edition, barrel-finished tequila. Tequila Don Julio Reposado Double Cask is a traditional reposado finished for two weeks in casks that previously held Lagavulin...

7 Emerging Mezcals and Tequilas

The increasing popularity of craft tequila has helped fuel the mezcal movement. Below we look at seven mezcal/tequila brands on the rise. 1) Mezcal El Silencio

Diageo Unveils 2019 Special Release Scotch Whisky Series

Scotch collectors, start your engines. Diageo has revealed the full details for their 2019 Special Release series of limited-edition, cask-strength Scotch whiskies. Featuring expressions from famous...

6 Coquito Cocktails for Holiday Parties

It’s time to raise a glass to the Coquito, the creamy, coconut, boozy holiday concoction that originated in Puerto Rico. A traditional Christmas drink, Coquito — which means “little coconut” in Spanish —...

MGP Acquires New Columbia Distillers

The Indiana-based distilling company MGP Ingredients, known for providing sourced spirits as well as a recent expansion into house brands, has acquired New Columbia Distillers. Located in Washington, D.C,...

Pernod Ricard Sees 14.5% Sales Decline Due to COVID-19

Global drinks giant Pernod Ricard has reported a 14.5% decrease in organic third-quarter sales, revealing financial damage already caused by COVID-19. A large chunk of this decline occurred in...