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HUNTER Laing, the Scotch whisky blending and bottling specialist, has invested a "seven figure" sum in a whisky maturation warehouse in East Kilbride. HUNTER Laing, the Scotch whisky blending and bottling specialist, has invested a \"seven figure\" sum in a whisky maturation warehouse in East Kilbride.
Scotland's biggest whisky distiller, Diageo, is pumping 10 million into a business accelerator programme aimed at entrepreneurs developing new spirits brands. Distill Ventures, which claims to be the world's first accelerator programme dedicated to supporting new and growing spirits businesses, will make the cash available to start-ups in its a second year.
Any type of fermented grain, in fact, can be used to make whiskey, and the practice of aging whiskey for better flavor has been practiced for centuries. Whiskey is made in Ireland and Canada too, but if American whiskey is made primarily with corn - at least 51 percent corn - then it can be legally classified as Bourbon.
Though Indians consume more whiskey than rest of the world, local whiskey has always played second fiddle to the Scottish variety. A few years ago, at a convention in Glasgow, the mecca of whiskey, India's liquor baron Vijay Mallya silenced critics with his roaring speech.
Jimmy Russell, left, Wild Turkey's master distiller, pours a sample of the bourbon Aug. 22 for a visitor at the distillery near Lawrenceburg, Ky. During his 60 years in the bourbon-making business, Russell has seen his duties expand to become brand ambassador for Wild Turkey.
A bevy of Scottish celebrities have taken sides in the debate over Scotland's possible independence, Sean Connery and J.K. Rowling chief among them. But now a true star has entered the mix - Groundskeeper Willie .
It's like paddling through oatmeal," said Simeon Rossi, stirring a vat of mash. "It gets us ready for our canoe trips."
Appleton Estate Rums master blender Joy Spence invited media guests to learn the art and science of blending rum. And to drink some rum.
GLENCAIRN Crystal has said it plans to hit the acquisition trail and to create more jobs in Scotland as the company looks to maintain its strong growth rates. GLENCAIRN Crystal has said it plans to hit the acquisition trail and to create more jobs in Scotland as the company looks to maintain its strong growth rates.
Officials of the Chattanooga Whiskey Company have applied for a permit for a distillery across from the Chattanooga Choo Choo.
The back story: Who says Scotland has the single-malt whisky category all to itself? In recent years, the American market has seen whiskies from other countries - Japan, India, France - find their ways to store shelves. And now comes Taiwan - specifically, a brand called Kavalan that's the brainchild of Taiwanese entrepreneur T.T. Lee, who made much of his fortune in canned coffee, which is hugely popular in Asia, As it turns out, Lee also has a taste for brown spirits - specifically, single-malt Scotches.
Thanks to a new Arizona law, Dana Murdock can now sell spirits directly to customers in the tasting room of Thumb Butte Thumb Butte Distillery in Prescott. Thumb Butte Distillery recently debuted a line of flavored bitters that complement mixed drinks.
One of the festival's supporters for over a decade, Bulleit will again provide free safe rides home for attendees 21 and over. As part of a focus to bring awareness to the importance of responsible drinking, the safe rides home program reminds guests to always designate a sober driver and drink in moderation.
RESTAURANTS, cellar doors, chocolatier, cliff climbing gym, gondola chairlift and skyrail - the overhaul of the Penny Royal site just got one big step closer. RESTAURANTS, cellar doors, chocolatier, cliff climbing gym, gondola chairlift and skyrail - the overhaul of the Penny Royal site just got one big step closer.
Drinks giant Diageo is being sued by hundreds of residents who claim their homes have been blighted by 'whisky black', a mould caused by a natural byproduct of spirits production. Residents in Scotland's Banbeath are could be in line for a multi-million pound payout, if a test case lodged at Edinburgh's Court of Session finds in their favour, as reported by the Dumbarton Reporter.
Whisky that was fired into space three years ago as part of an experiment into flavour has returned to Earth. A vial of unmatured malt from the Ardbeg Distillery on Islay was sent to the International Space Station in a cargo spacecraft in October 2011, along with particles of charred oak.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 01:13 am
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