WSWA: Taste of the Industry

Taste of the Industry is always a highlight of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Convention. It’s a chance for marketers to showcase emerging brands in front of key decision makers at the major distribution outfits across the country. It’s impossible to even come close to trying everything in the hall in two hours—it’d be…

Kings County Distillery Releases Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon

Now here’s a pretty pioneering move for a craft spirits outfit. New York City’s Kings County Distillery has become one of the rare craft distillers to join the exclusive Bottled-in-Bond club with the release of its own Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon, available in allocated quantities in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, DC, Delaware, Kentucky and Tennessee.

Heaven Hill president pays tribute to Parker Beam

Max L. Shapira, president of Heaven Hill Brands, offered these words on the passing of master distiller emeritus and all around bourbon legend Parker Beam: “I, along with our entire Heaven Hill family, am saddened to share that our Master Distiller Emeritus, Parker Beam, passed away last night after a long and valiant battle with…

The Drinkable Week: Tales of the Cocktail Part 2

As promised, here’s the conclusion of my report from Tales of the Cocktail 2016 in New Orleans. This week we feature Cedar Ridge Distillery, jenever from Rutte Distillery and some throw-backy goodness from Beam Suntory.

The Year of Drinking Adventurously Week 2: Bourbon & Rye

As the second full week of the year is about to come to a close, I wanted to share some fine visuals from The Bluegrass State—particularly as it relates to Kentucky’s greatest contribution to global drinking culture. Enjoy Week 2 of The Year of Drinking Adventurously: bourbon and rye. To enjoy your own 52-week imbibing…