Distillery Solutions changes name to Five x 5 Solutions

Distiller management software supplier Distillery Solutions officially announced the company’s rebrand to FIVE x 5 Solutions. The rebrand unifies the business’s offerings for distillery and brewery management and includes a new logo, product names, and website.

Wigle Whiskey co-founders named James Beard Award semi-finalists

Wigle Whiskey co-founders and owners Meredith Meyer Grelli and Alexander Grelli have been named James Beard Award Semi-Finalists for Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional. Wigle is one of five distilleries in the United States to be recognized by the James Beard Awards this year.

Jamaica Rum Diary

In January, Jamaican rum producer Appleton Estate officially opened the Joy Spence Rum Experience at its distillery in St. Elizabeth, on Jamaica’s south coast. The new visitor center is named for Appleton Estate’s legendary master blender (who makes a brief cameo in this video). I was fortunate enough to be able to escape the cold…

Anchor Distilling changes its name to Hotaling & Co.

Last August, Sapporo Holdings Limited acquired Anchor Brewing Company, and although Anchor Distilling was not part of the sale, the company relinquished the rights to the “Anchor” trademark. Anchor Distilling Company has announced its next evolution. As of Jan. 31, 2018, the iconic San Francisco company has taken on a new name: Hotaling & Co….

Virginia Distillery Co. to release 1st batch of whiskey from craft beer collaboration

Virginia Distillery Company plans to release the first batch of its Brewers Batch Virginia-Highland Whisky this week. Batch #1 was done in collaboration with Three Notch’d Brewing Company, a Central Virginia brewery. Release parties at both the distillery’s Visitors Center as well as the brewery will take place on February 10, 2018. Three Notch’d Brewing created…