Why Single Barrel Store Pick Whiskeys are Gaining Popularity

Something interesting happened with store pick whiskeys in 2020. Retailers and clubs have been selected and bottled their own single barrel whiskeys for some time. About a decade ago,...

The 2020 Beer Growth Brands Awards: The Best of the Industry

While beer sales have seen a lift this year due to consumers stocking up, the category has faced significant challenges as more consumers turn to spirits, and cocktails and wine encroach on...

Buffalo Trace Announces 2020 Van Winkle Bourbon Release

Bourbon Hunting Season 2020 continues with the much-anticipated release of Buffalo Trace's 2020 Van Winkle bourbon line. Bottles begin shipping in November. Yields from these whiskey...

How to Sample Alcohol During the Pandemic

Stated mildly, in-store sampling is difficult during the pandemic. The old way of “sips to lips” — handing out small pours to large groups of customers — poses an array of health...

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...

What’s Behind the Rise of CBD Beverages

As the legal cannabis boom continues in America, nonalcoholic CBD beverages are gaining shelf space. These are part of the overall CBD category, which has an estimated global market...

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...

Podcast: Whiskey Trends in 2020

In our latest podcast covering the on- and off-premise alcohol industries, and where they overlap, we delve into the top whiskey trends of 2020. What whiskey cocktails have captured...

5 Trends in Beer and Hard Seltzer in 2020-21

The spread of COVID-19, as with elsewhere, has had a huge impact on the beer category. This was perhaps most true for craft. Emerging trends like the taproom boom, with the possibility...

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...