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Podcast Episode 5: Boozy Boston with Rhonda Kallman

BHDheadshot-6-of-8-300x200In Episode 5 of The Drinkable Globe Podcast, I drop by Boston Harbor Distillery and catch up with founder & CEO Rhonda Kallman, whom you might remember as the co-founder of a little ol’ beer brand called Samuel Adams. You’ll definitely want to bring a pen because she recommends a number of great drinking spots throughout Boston. She’s a lifelong Bostonian and a veteran of the local bar scene, so it goes without saying that she knows what she’s talking about.

San Francisco World Spirits Competition announces top winners

SFWSCThe San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) has announced the top award winners from the 18th annual blind judging, which took place April 13-15 at Hotel Nikko in downtown San Francisco.

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Distilled Spirits Council rebrands with new logo and website

This just in from The Distilled Spirits Council 

DISCUSlogoThe 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 president & CEO Kraig R. Naasz. “To celebrate this achievement, we are introducing a modern branding initiative that reflects consumer enthusiasm for spirits and celebrates the cocktail culture both domestically and around the globe. Read the rest of this entry

Maryland rum maker Lyon Distilling Expands into Delaware and Connecticut

header-ldc4St. Michaels, Md.-based Lyon Distilling Co., producer of a signature line of rums and ultra-small-batch whiskeys, has expanded its distribution into Delaware and Connecticut, following four years of continued growth in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. markets.  Read the rest of this entry

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

distilled-spiritsIt’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.” Read the rest of this entry

Koloa Rum launches Kauai Reserve Three-Year Aged Hawaiian Rum

Hawaii’s Koloa Rum Company has announced the launch of its first-ever Kauai Reserve Kauai Reserve Three-Year Aged Hawaiian RumThree-Year Aged Hawaiian Rum.

Crafted in single-batches at its Kalaheo distillery, Kauai Reserve is made from the finest Hawaii sugar cane and fresh island water that was slowly filtered through volcanic strata before reaching vast underground aquifers. Kauai Reserve is aged for a minimum of three years in select American white oak barrels and contains no added sugar, color or other ingredients.

“We are thrilled to be launching our newest rum at the dawn of the new year,” says Koloa Rum Co. president and CEO Bob Gunter. “Kauai Reserve pours elegantly from the bottle, with a warm golden hue and a bouquet of mellow oak, orange peel and toasted vanilla. It’s remarkably smooth with rich, complex flavors that linger long after the last sip.”

Each of Kauai Reserve’s 12-barrel batches yields approximately 3,500 bottles that are carefully filled, inspected and numbered to meet the exacting standards for quality and taste that Koloa Rum Company is renown. Read the rest of this entry