Recapping The Year That Was As A Roving Booze Reporter
Jan16

Recapping The Year That Was As A Roving Booze Reporter

I certainly don’t keep the busiest travel schedule or log the most miles among my friends and colleagues in the world of spirits, food, travel, and lifestyle journalism, but nevertheless 2016 proved to be a year well spent on the road. Here are half a dozen highlights, along with links to where you can read all about the adventures for yourself. Ireland—St. Patrick’s Day with Jameson (March) If anybody knows how to...

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Catoctin Creek Sells Minority Stake in Distillery to Constellation Brands
Jan05

Catoctin Creek Sells Minority Stake in Distillery to Constellation Brands

Virginia’s Catoctin Creek Distilling announced today that they’ve sold a minority stake in the distillery to Constellation Brands. Catoctin Creek is just the latest domino to fall—and it’s particularly noteworthy news here in the D.C. area—as many of the country’s best and most mature craft whiskey producers continue to be cherry-picked by larger companies and corporations. That’s not to say it’s a...

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KO Distilling Set to Release New Bare Knuckle Wheat Whiskey
Oct30

KO Distilling Set to Release New Bare Knuckle Wheat Whiskey

KO Distilling opened over a year ago, and now there’s exciting news from the Manassas, Virginia distillery, particularly for Virginia & DC area whiskey fans. Their first aged whiskey release is ready to hit shelves, Bare Knuckle Wheat Whiskey. Bare Knuckle Wheat Whiskey offers a mash bill of 60% wheat, 30% rye and 10% malted barley, and has been aged for a year in full-size 53-gallon barrels. Bottled at 45% ABV, the release...

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Drink Your Whiskey from a Can With Hochstadter’s Slow & Low Rock and Rye
Aug30

Drink Your Whiskey from a Can With Hochstadter’s Slow & Low Rock and Rye

Innovation is everywhere in the world of whiskey, but its dispensing vessels and strategies don’t change too frequently. Bottles from the store, and personal flasks you load up yourself when you’re on the move. But now we have a breakthrough on our hands, thanks to Hochtadter’s Slow & Low Rock and Rye — whiskey in a can. She’s beautiful, isn’t she? Rock and Rye is a pre-Prohibition, saloon-era...

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The Micro-Distillery Within the Massive Midleton Distillery
Apr24

The Micro-Distillery Within the Massive Midleton Distillery

The Midleton Distillery is home to Jameson and the entire Irish Distillers product portfolio from Pernod Ricard. It is monumentally massive. Their pot stills (pictured above), are the largest operational pot stills in the world, with 80,000 Liter capacities each. With several new ones on the way, they’ll soon have a total of 10 pot stills in addition to the huge column stills they use to produce grain whiskey. However, tucked...

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