Boozy & Newsy: Broken Shed Vodka

When you think vodka, you don’t typically think “New Zealand,” but Broken Shed Distilleries‘ flagship spirit has been gaining international attention, thanks largely to its unconventional base: whey (yes, the liquid by-product of the cheese-making process). Distilled in the South Island town of Wanaka, Broken Shed is very clean-drinking, missing that sometimes-overpowering ethanol hit you…

American & Irish whiskey, tequila and Cognac drive spirits industry growth

It’s always a bit like Christmas morning when the Distilled Spirits Council hosts its annual media and analyst briefing in New York. And the haul of goodies was just as bountiful this year as in past years—well, if you’re like me and you consider a year’s worth of category-specific spirits sales figures “goodies.”