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WOODFORD RESERVE LAUNCHES LATEST DISTILLERY SERIES EXPRESSION

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The Woodford Reserve Distillery in Kentucky, has announced the launch of latest release in its innovative Distillery Series. Woodford Reserve Frosty Four Wood (45.2% ABV) is a unique batching of mature Woodford Reserve bourbon, aged in American Oak and finished in barrels made from maple wood, sherry wood and port wood. Commenting on the new …

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SAZERAC CO ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF 1792 SWEET WHEAT BOURBON

Sazerac, the American drinks producer and owner of brands including Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, George T Stagg and Old Rip Van Winkle, has announced the launch of a new expression to its 1792 bourbon brand; Sweet Wheat. 1792 Sweet Wheat (49.6% ABV) was distilled back in 2007 and made with a recipe of corn, wheat, …

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New Bourbons From Jim Beam & Diageo’s Orphan Barrel Project

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Jim Beam is returning to a place in Bourbon history with the release of Jim Beam Bonded, a 4-year-old Bourbon that takes some of its heritage from the US Government’s “Bottled in Bond Act of 1897.” That law reserves the labeling of “Bottled in Bond” for whiskies at least four years old, bottled at 50% …

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Bookers unveils first batch of new limited edition releases

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Booker’s Bourbon has unveiled the inaugural batch of its limited-edition collection celebrating founding distiller Booker Noe’s legacy as the father of small batch bourbon. One of the few bourbons available today bottled straight from the barrel, Booker’s will now feature limited-edition labels inspired by Booker Noe’s love of bourbon, family and the spirit of experimentation. …

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Beam Suntory launches Kilbeggan 8yo in European travel retail

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Beam Suntory has announced the launch of Kilbeggan 8 Year Old Single Grain Irish Whiskey (40% ABV) across European Travel Retail. Following in the footsteps of the recently launched Kilbeggan 21 Year Old, this latest release further taps into the category’s continued strong growth in Travel Retail. Kilbeggan 8 Year Old, which is a rebranding …

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Woodford Reserve announces the launch of its Kentucky Straight Rye

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Woodford Reserve has announced the release of its latest permanent product extension, Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey. This latest release showcases the company’s ongoing commitment to both whiskey lovers and innovation within the industry. Woodford Reserve Rye (45.2%) is the third permanent line extension to join the portfolio, which includes the original Woodford Reserve …

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Maker’s Mark sued over ‘handmade’ claim on label of its bourbon

"Maker's Mark isn't new to this question," said bourbon expert Chuck Cowdery, who cites wax dipping and human oversight of processes as evidence that the company can claim that its bourbon is "handmade.

“Maker’s Mark isn’t new to this question,” said bourbon expert Chuck Cowdery, who cites wax dipping and human oversight of processes as evidence that the company can claim that its bourbon is “handmade. The Kentucky bourbon maker is the latest high-profile spirit to face legal claims over labeling. Maker’s Mark has been accused of lying …

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‘Incredible craze’ over new Maker’s Mark bourbon

Maker’s Mark is making a new limited bourbon that has a higher alcohol content and it is causing an “incredible craze … like nothing we’ve ever experienced,” chairman emeritus Bill Samuels Jr. told CNBC Wednesday. It is called “Cask Strength,” and it varies between approximately 108 and 114 proof. “High-proof alcohol takes a little adjusting too …

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Pappy Van Winkle – a history

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Skipping the Derby that day, instead walking the Stitzel Weller property , the man who built the distillery and ran it until the year before he died in 1965, Julian Van winkle, Sr., already known to everybody as “Pappy.” The fog of history is thick on a property in Shively. The property was once the …

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Glenfiddich release “Age of Discovery”

The second release of the Glenfiddich Age of Discovery celebrates the pioneering spirit of American traders who shipped their Bourbon whiskeys down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. The bourbon cask reserve is matured for 19 years in American oak casks previously used to mellow fine bourbon whiskey, with a perfect balance of spicy sweetness, …

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