Master Distiller Emeritus Willie Pratt passed yesterday on December 27, 2020. He was a friend to both the Bourbon whiskey community and also to the spirits industry. Responsible for the Michter’s US 1 series of Bourbon, Rye, American, and Sour Mash Whiskey, he was also good-naturedly referred to as “Dr. No.” Here is why…
Moët Hennessy, a world leader in luxury wines and spirits, has agreed to become WhistlePig’s partner in bringing its premier aged rye whiskey to consumers in selected markets around the world. In addition, as part of this agreement, Moët Hennessy has acquired an undisclosed minority stake in WhistlePig Rye Whiskey of Shoreham, Vermont.
Our private virtual whiskey tasting series continues, so join us with friends at Louisville, Kentucky’s Rabbit Hole Distillery this Friday by signing up and we will taste Cavehill Bourbon Whiskey, Heigold Bourbon Whiskey, Boxergrail Rye, Rabbit Hole Dareringer PX Sherry Cask Bourbon Whiskey.
Holiday gift ideas for Bourbon lovers? Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey releases its annual holiday Bourbon bottle for 2020, which this year features the festive artwork by renowned UK-based architect Nick Hirst. The art was inspired by scenes of the Versailles, Kentucky Distillery.
The Craft Beverage Expo and Distribution Conference (CBE) goes virtual for events – including Women in Craft – in 2020 and 2021! This is only conference and expo dedicated to independent beverage producers including beer, wine, spirits, saki and all beverages. Happening December 2nd and 3rd, learn how you can attend for free.
A very rare American Light whiskey that was distilled in 1992 and dumped in 2018 is being released as a 25-year-old expression by Proof and Wood Ventures. Thus, it is 100 seasons old. Only 500 bottles were produced of this limited edition release.
New Peerless Single Barrel Rye and Bourbon Whiskeys are now available at the Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. distillery in Louisville, Kentucky. Here is what they are releasing this week.
Town Branch’s new Double Oaked Bourbon whiskey from Lexington, Kentucky After aging for 5 years in the first barrel, this unique expression of Town Branch has was re-casked into a second round of new charred white oak barrels for 9 months. The second barreling imparted deep oak sweetness ad color on the whiskey with hints of brown sugar and cherry.
Town Branch Single Malt 11-Year-Old Cask Strength Whiskey is finished in ex-Oloroso sherry casks that aged had most recently aged red wine in Kentucky. This is Town Branch Distillery of Lexington, Kentucky’s oldest single malt whiskey limited edition at barrel proof 110.3 proof
The Last Drop Distillers Autumn Collection coming in November consists of rare Buffalo Trace Bourbon distilled in 1980, a 43-year-old Jamaican Rum from 1976, and a vintage Grand Champagne Cognac from 1959 from France from the vintage spirits collection. With only 240 bottles available, the Bourbon is $4,600 a bottle.