american whiskey

Brown-Forman unveils new Travel Retail expressions

2017-03-23

Brown-Forman Global Travel Retail’s American Whiskey portfolio is picking up some extra strength with the introduction of Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey and Coopers’ Craft Bourbon.   Woodford Reserve Rye is the third permanent line extension to the brand’s portfolio which also includes Woodford Reserve Bourbon and Woodford Reserve Double Oaked.  Master Distiller Chris Morris spent nearly a decade crafting a rye whiskey that …

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Women Who Whisky: 7 Questions for Koval Distillery’s President

2017-02-20

If you’ve been growing an interest for all things whisky innovation and artisan distilling lately, you’re probably already familiar with this Chicago-based groundbreaking distillery that is Koval. As part of my partnership with the Craft Whisky Club (still haven’t checked them out? What are you waiting for seriously…), I wanted to find out more about their innovative work and I therefore got in touch with distillery’s …

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5 whiskies made from unusual grain

2017-02-16

When it comes to whisky production, all-mighty Barley is often king in its castle, while corn, rye & wheat come as its usual vassals, but did you know that whisk(e)y could actually be made from other cereals? As I often like to remind you, we’re living some really exciting times for the industry, a craft golden age where innovation/experimentation now lies at the forefront of …

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Great Value Dram: Woodford Reserve Double Oaked

2016-10-28

Nestled amid the rolling hills of bluegrass and thoroughbred farms sits the historic Woodford Reserve Distillery. One of Kentucky’s oldest and smallest distilleries, the present day Woodford Reserve Distillery is built on history, sitting on Kentucky’s oldest distilling site where Elijah Pepper began crafting whiskey in 1812. It was on these same hallowed grounds that years later Master Distiller James Christopher Crow perfected his whiskey-making …

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The Whisky Show 2016: personal highlights

2016-10-12

As promised, here are my personal malted highlights from last week’ TWE Whisky Show in London. I chose to showcase some very different drams: Scotch, American & World Whiskies, official distillery bottlings & independent bottlers gems as well as affordable options & more pricey alternatives, trying to suit all your discerning palates and wallets ;). Mackmyra Vinterdrom Mackmyra Vinterdröm is a fruity and slightly spicy swedish …

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My February Whisky Wishlist

2016-02-04

As January appeared to be quite prolific in new liquid gold releases, I really had a hard time coming up with this month’ shortlist and selecting only 5 of all those highly-appealing nectars… (obviously, this is totally a fake excuse to explain why I’m running late on my regular schedule… ). But here it is! Glenmorangie Milsean Private Edition Milsean (pronounced ‘mill-shun’ and Gaelic for …

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A chat with Drew Mayville, Buffalo Trace’s Master Blender

2015-10-23

Drew Mayville has more than 35 years of experience with some of the largest companies in the beverage alcohol industry. Drew is currently the Master Blender and Director of Quality for Sazerac. Since joining Buffalo Trace Distillery (owned by Sazerac) in 2004 as Director of Quality, he has taken on additional responsibilities including new product development. He has worked hands on with all the award-winning …

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Black Button Distillery, small batch funky spirits of Rochester (NY)

2015-03-27

A new face into Rochester culture, Black Button Distillery is the first craft distillery within city limits since prohibition. Found at 85 Railroad St., next door to Rochester staple brewery Rohrbach Brewing Company and just a block from the Rochester Public Market, Black Button is a small batch crowd-funded distillery producing whisky, gin, vodka, moonshine and even a barrel aged maple syrup for our sweet …

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Quick summary of an American themed night

2015-03-15

Last Friday night (No I’m not quoting this lame Katy Perry song so please don’t start humming it…), this local whisky club that I recently joined (known as “Les passionnés du malt” for the Frenchies wandering on this blog) was organising a special American whiskey themed night at one of the members’ countryhouse. I must admit some were not really attracted by the theme and …

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