Rabbit Hole, Louisville's latest downtown distillery, opens today

RABBIT HOLE, LOUISVILLE'S LATEST DOWNTOWN DISTILLERY, OPENS TODAY

Photo by Fred Minnick Rabbit Hole Distilling is a new $18 million bourbon distillery located in downtown Louisville. They had their...

Diageo Doubles Its Shelby County Footprint

DIAGEO DOUBLES ITS SHELBY COUNTY FOOTPRINT

Diageo's Bulleit Distillery - Shelbyville, KY Louisville Business First reported yesterday that Diageo has doubled its real estate...

 
 
 
Who Makes America's Whiskey?

WHO MAKES AMERICA'S WHISKEY?

Beam-Suntory's Booker Noe Distillery - Boston, KY In 2014's Bourbon, Strange , I wrote, "the industry is very concentrated, with just...

Whiskey Fungus Struggles in Court of Public Opinion

WHISKEY FUNGUS STRUGGLES IN COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION

Fungus on the warehouses at Heaven Hill in Bardstown, Kentucky. Baudoinia compniacensis is a harmless fungus that grows well in the...

 
 
 
Dad's Hat Rye Set to Break 4-Year Age Barrier

DAD'S HAT RYE SET TO BREAK 4-YEAR AGE BARRIER

All of a sudden, it seems, there are hundreds of small distilleries in the U.S. It is a struggle to keep track of them all. For whiskey...

That Stuff You're Drinking? It's Not Whiskey

THAT STUFF YOU'RE DRINKING? IT'S NOT WHISKEY

Whiskey has exactly one ingredient, whiskey. A mixture of different whiskeys, and nothing else, is still whiskey. A mixture of whiskey...

 
 
 
Kentucky Launches Mail Order Bourbon Business

KENTUCKY LAUNCHES MAIL ORDER BOURBON BUSINESS

Governor Matt Bevin signs the 'Bourbon Without Borders Act' at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville. The bill Kentucky Governor...

International Law? There Is No Such Thing

INTERNATIONAL LAW? THERE IS NO SUCH THING

WARNING: No bourbon content. In their criticism of the Trump administration's recent policy change, regarding separating the children...

 
 
 
Buffalo Trace Updates Bourbon Shortage Status

BUFFALO TRACE UPDATES BOURBON SHORTAGE STATUS

I don't generally publish press releases. I am publishing this one for two reasons. (1) It contains a lot of interesting information....

Diageo's Loss Is Sazerac's Gain

DIAGEO'S LOSS IS SAZERAC'S GAIN

Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes Many years ago, when I was working at a marketing services company, one of our executives issued an edict that...

 
 
 
Elijah Craig Did Not Make the First Bourbon

ELIJAH CRAIG DID NOT MAKE THE FIRST BOURBON

One of the most persistent bourbon myths is the one about Elijah Craig. Here is a typical example, from Alexis Lichine's New Encyclopedia...

Partial Warehouse Collapse at Barton 1792

PARTIAL WAREHOUSE COLLAPSE AT BARTON 1792

At about 11AM EDT this morning, without warning, a whiskey aging warehouse at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown partially collapsed....

 
 
 
The Rest of the Sourced Whiskey Story

THE REST OF THE SOURCED WHISKEY STORY

A few weeks ago, NBC News posted a story and video with the headline "Behind the misleading claims fueling America's bourbon boom."...

In Bourbon Country, Fall Begins Today

IN BOURBON COUNTRY, FALL BEGINS TODAY

No, the leaves haven't changed and the thermometer tells a different story, but July 1 is the first day of the fall distilling season...

 
 
 
Some Perspective on the Barton Warehouse Collapse

SOME PERSPECTIVE ON THE BARTON WAREHOUSE COLLAPSE

Two weeks ago, we told you about the partial collapse of Warehouse 30 at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky. Yesterday,...

MGP Reduces Minimum Order for Custom Mash Bills

MGP REDUCES MINIMUM ORDER FOR CUSTOM MASH BILLS

An aging warehouse at the MGP distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. MGP announced today that it has reduced its minimum order for spirits...

 
 
 
Riverside, the Chicago Portage, and Quincy Street Distillery

RIVERSIDE, THE CHICAGO PORTAGE, AND QUINCY STREET DISTILLERY

Chicago is laid out on a grid, as are most of its suburbs. But look at a map of the western burbs and Riverside stands out, a grid...

"That Next Drink May Kill You" And Other Stories

"THAT NEXT DRINK MAY KILL YOU" AND OTHER STORIES

You had a drink and now you're dead. Unless you've been living under a rock, you've seen the headlines: "No amount of alcohol is good...

 
 
 
Denny Potter Leaving Heaven Hill for Maker's Mark

DENNY POTTER LEAVING HEAVEN HILL FOR MAKER'S MARK

Denny Potter needs a new vest. Maker's Mark has announced that Denny Potter is departing Heaven Hill to join the Beam Suntory subsidiary...

Where Was the Frankfort Distillery?

WHERE WAS THE FRANKFORT DISTILLERY?

The Frankfort Distillery, when it was in Frankfort. It's a trick question. If you guessed Frankfort, Kentucky, you are only half right....

 
 
 



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