Epic brand list for next week’s NY Indie Spirits Expo

The Indie Spirits Expo is my favorite series of boozy events in the U.S. Where else are you going to encounter a gathering of small, independent, family owned, handcrafted spirits and the distillers, importers, bottlers, distributors and representative under one roof? The New York edition is next Monday, June 11 at the Penn Club, 30…

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…

Woodford Reserve unveils 2018 Kentucky Derby bourbon bottle

Woodford Reserve is honoring “the greatest two minutes in sports” with the release of its 2018 Kentucky Derby commemorative bottle. The limited-edition Woodford Reserve bottle features the colorful artwork of Louisville artist Keith Anderson. Anderson has for 11 years worked in the Bourbon Street Café, the private dining room at Brown-Forman headquarters in Louisville. At…

Long Road Distillers to release straight bourbon whiskey in April

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Long Road Distillers will release its eagerly awaited Long Road Straight Bourbon Whisky on Tuesday, April 10 at the distillery on the city’s West Side. Statewide distribution of the Bourbon will follow later in April. Long Road Straight Bourbon Whisky is the oldest whisky released by the distillery to date. Straight whisky, by definition,…

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.”

Conviction Small Batch Bourbon released from Whiskey Prison after 3.5-year term

  Southern Grace Distilleries, the first distillery in the United States to be located in a former prison, has released its first bourbon after opening its doors three and a half years ago: Conviction Small Batch Bourbon. “The hard time aging in oak barrels behind bars here at Whiskey Prison has created a cask strength bourbon that’s subtly sweet…