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Interview: Talking Tequila with Justin Timberlake’s Personal Mixologist

Celebrities have taken to the alcohol industry in recent years as both brand ambassadors and owners. From Diddy and Cîroc to Dan Akroyd and Crystal Head Vodka, the stars-turned-alcohol-entrepreneurs are growing in numbers. This now...

7 Trends Shaping The Alcohol Industry in 2016-17

The modern drinker is changing. With that come new trends that have been disruptive, while also providing opportunity for beverage retailers. Consumers today want to know more about the history and production methods behind what...

8 New Books About Booze For Holiday Gifting

For that classy drinker in your life — or for your own enjoyment — here are new eight books about booze that are well worth gifting this holiday season. Mai-Kai: History and Mystery of the...

Nicole Portwood On Tito’s Vodka Turning 20

There was a time when Tito’s Handmade Vodka was not ubiquitous. That was before the oil-driller-turned-mortgage-salesman-turned-craft distiller Tito Beveridge hand-built his own copper pot still in Austin, TX, in the ‘90s. Two decades later, his...

Diageo Will Reopen Port Ellen, Brora Scotch Distilleries

The Scotch whisky market plummeted in the '80s. Many distilleries closed, including Port Ellen on Islay, and the Highland producer Brora. Since then, both distilleries have become highly popular among collectors, with their vintage bottles fetching...

Casamigos Launches New Mezcal Line

Casamigos Tequila has announced a new permanent mezcal line extension. The news comes just over half a year after the brand sold to Diageo for $1 billion. The original line of tequilas launched in 2013,...

Bob Dylan Launches American Whiskey Brand

Spirits Investment Partnership, in partnership with Bob Dylan, has announced the debut of Heaven’s Door, a collection of craft American Whiskeys. Dylan’s first and only brand partnership, Heaven’s Door will be an evolving portfolio of...

Don Julio Announces Repo Double Cask, Private Cask Program

Tequila Don Julio has announced two new innovations. The first is Don Julio Reposado Double Cask, a limited-edition Reposado tequila finished in casks used in the making of Buchanan’s Blended Scotch Whisky. The spirit first matures...

9 Virginia Distilleries To Watch Out For

Virginia is for lovers, and wine — and also whiskey. The state boasts a burgeoning craft distilling industry. Virginia shares a similar climate, ideal for barrel aging, with its westward neighbor of Kentucky. Virginia spirits...

Pairing Mezcal with Food (and Coffee)

The mezcal movement remains hot across the country. Trendy restaurants like Evarito’s in Norwalk, Connecticut, now boast impressive collections of this Mexican spirit. Consumers have learned more about the category, as they taste through...