Joy of Sake introduces U.S. Sake Section, announces full restaurant lineup

The Joy of Sake, the world’s largest sake tasting outside Japan, returns June 15 with the biggest sake celebration in the city’s history. The 14th Joy of Sake New York will feature a record 478 competition-level sakes, a record 19 top restaurants serving sake-inspired appetizers, and a doubling of space to accommodate an expected sellout…

One Eight Distilling unveils newly redesigned ‘District Made’ spirits portfolio

Washington, D.C.’s One Eight Distilling has unveiled its newly redesigned “District Made” spirits portfolio. As part of One Eight’s evolution with this new branding, created in collaboration with Thoroughbred Spirits Group, the distillery has announced its partnership with leading North American beverage distributor, Breakthru Beverage Group. This relationship will expand One Eight’s availability in the DC and Maryland markets with additional growth in…

Wiggly Bridge Distillery to fill 500th whiskey barrel

If you happen to be anywhere near southern Maine on Saturday, May 19, you’re not going to want to miss this distilling milestone… Not only is May 19 World Whisky Day, but York, Maine’s Wiggly Bridge Distillery will be filling its 500th barrel.  The distillery is planning a celebration to commemorate the milestone—huge for a small…

American Craft Spirits Association announces board election results

A bit of news on the changing of the guard on the Board of Directors of the American Craft Spirits Association… The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) today announces the appointment of Chris Montana, Owner of Du Nord Craft Spirits (MN), as the President of the Board of Directors, replacing Mark Shilling, who has served…

Damrak Gin teams up with Q Drinks on gin & tonic kit

Amsterdam’s Damrak Gin and Brooklyn’s Q Drinks announce today that the brands have collaborated to create a craft gin & tonic kit scheduled to hit retail outlets nationwide this month and which will be available through summer 2018.

Distilled Spirits Council rebrands with new logo and website

This just in from The Distilled Spirits Council  The Distilled Spirits Council today announced the launch of a rebranding initiative, featuring a new logo, website and annual report, as part of an ongoing modernization effort.  “The distilled spirits sector has achieved both record sales and exports, with eight consecutive years of market share growth,” says Distilled Spirits Council…