Tales of the Cocktail announces Top Four Spirited Awards finalists

Tales of the Cocktail ​has announced the Top Four finalists in each category for this year’s 12th Annual Spirited Awards​​. All of the finalists are invited to attend the award ceremony, taking place on Saturday, July 21 at 7 p.m. CT (doors open at 6:30PM CT) at the iconic Orpheum Theater, where the winners of…

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…

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…

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…