German rye producer Stork Club targets export markets

Germany’s first rye whiskey distillery has teamed up with export agency Proof Strength in a bid to boost its presence in various markets around the world.

Ballantine's 7 Bourbon Finish launches at selected whisky retailers

Ballantine’s has honoured its founder by launching a seven-year-old blend finished in bourbon barrels.

Michter's bourbon barrel fetches £166,000 ($209,462) at 50 Best charity auction

A private barrel selection bottling of Michter’s 10 Year Old bourbon has sold for a record £166,000 ($209,462) at a charity auction in London.

Bourbon: Thinking outside the barrel

With demand outstripping supply, Kentucky’s bourbon distillers are looking for alternatives to longer ageing. Shay Waterworth reports

Budweiser and Beam come together

AB InBev and Beam Suntory have announced a marketing collaboration between their Budweiser and Jim Beam brands.

LVMH buys Washington’s Woodinville whiskey

LVMH Moët Hennessy has announced that it has bought the Woodinville Whiskey Company in Washington State. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Buffalo Trace uses rare 300 year-old barrels

Buffalo Trace Distillery is experimenting with barrels made from 300-year-old wood on a new bourbon.

Spirit Cartel announces new face of Four Roses bourbon

Spirit Cartel has announced that Benji Purslow is the face of bourbon brand Four Roses in the UK.

Balcones opens new distillery

Waco craft whisky distiller Balcones has a new distillery site, in what was formerly the old four-story Texas Fireproof Storage Building.

Bacardi buys a bourbon

Bacardi's purchase of Angel’s Envy marks the company’s entry into the bourbon category of the North American whiskey sector.

Wild Turkey Jimmy Russell promotes son Eddie

Wild Turkey master distiller Jimmy Russell has announced that he has promoted his son, Eddie, to share his responsibilities.

Diageo breaks Bulleit ground

Diageo has broken ground on its new Shelby County, Kentucky distillery, which the company has announced will be called ‘The Bulleit Distilling Co’ after the distillery’s flagship brand.

Diageo to build $115m distillery in Kentucky

Diageo has announced its intention to invest an estimated US$115 million to build a 1.8m proof gallon (750,000 9-litre cases) distillery and six barrel storage warehouses in Shelby county, Kentucky.

Dawson is new Jack Daniel's ambassador

Brown-Forman has made experienced bartender Cam Dawson its new American whiskey ambassador, working solely on Jack Daniel’s.

Diageo to restore Stitzel-Weller Visitor Center

Diageo has announced that it plans to invest an initial US$2 million to develop the Stitzel-Weller Visitor Center at the Louisville distillery.

Diageo bites the Bulleit

Diageo has announced the launch of Bulleit Bourbon at and the introduction of its new Bulleit Rye whiskey into the UK.

Diageo bites the Bulleit

Diageo has announced the launch of Bulleit Bourbon and the introduction of its new Bulleit Rye whiskey into the UK.

Campari celebrates $43m Wild Turkey packaging facility

A new packaging facility which cost US$43 million has been opened at the Wild Turkey distillery in Kentucky.

Brown-Forman to expand Woodford Reserve

Brown-Forman Corporation has announced that it intends to expand the Woodford Reserve distillery to meet expected growing global demand.

Buffalo Trace speaks out about bourbon shortage

Buffalo Trace says it will not reduce the abv of its bourbon to cope with stock shortages.

Brazil recognises Bourbon and Tennessee whiskey

Brazil has officially recognised Bourbon and Tennessee whiskey as distinctive products of the United States, according to the Distilled Spirits Council.

Discus review of US spirits industry

The Distilled Spirits Council (Discus), which represents the spirits industry in the US, revealed its 2012 findings in New York this week.

Diageo fires new Bulleit

Diageo has launched a 10 year old expression of Bulleit Bourbon in the US.

Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select in Vegas Airport

Jack Daniel’s has launched its first installation of Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select’s 'The Sinatra Experience' in Las Vegas airport.

Diageo and Suntory in talks to buy Beam?

Diageo and Suntory have held talks about bidding $10 billion for American drinks giant, Beam, according to reports in today’s Sunday Telegraph (December 9).

Kirin releases Four Roses limited edition

The Four Roses Distillery has released the latest in its series of limited-quantity bottlings with the 2012 Limited Edition Single Barrel, a handcrafted bourbon selected by Four Roses master distiller, Jim Rutledge.

American whiskey

American whiskey has been undergoing a quiet revolution. Now the new wave of distillers, led by bourbon’s Kentucky heartland, is set to go global. Dominic Roskrow reports

Beam opens visitor and global innovation centre

Beam Inc.,the leading US premium spirits company, has unveiled its new visitors’ centre – the Jim Beam American Stillhouse– at its flagship distillery in Clermont, Kentucky.

Wild Turkey to invest $4m in visitor centre

US: Campari America has unveiled plans for a $4m visitor centre at its Wild Turkey distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

US: Heaven Hill introduces wheat bourbon Larceny

Heaven Hill Distilleries has introduced Larceny, a super-premium wheat bourbon, to the US market.

Jim Beam’s 1795 exclusive at Frankfurt

Beam and Maxxium Travel Retail (MTR) have jointly launched a travel retail-exclusive Jim Beam bourbon at Frankfurt airport.

US: Heaven for aged bourbon

Heaven Hill Distilleries is to launch a limited edition 20 year old bourbon.

Beam makes its Mark over wax seal

A US court has upheld a ruling to protect Maker’s Mark’s dripping red wax seal.

US: Whiskey Row to get star attraction

Heaven Hill Distilleries is to open a bourbon tourist experience in Louisville, Kentucky.

US recognises cachaça

The US is to officially recognise cachaça as a spirit from Brazil. The sugar cane spirit is currently labelled Brazilian rum in the US.

Four Roses bourbon launches speakeasy

Four Roses bourbon has taken over the downstairs bar at Shaker & Company, London, for the month of February.

CEDC pairs with Beam in Poland

Central European Distribution Corporation (CEDC) has signed a five-year exclusive agreement to distribute Beam brands in Poland.

Buffalo Trace experiments with rice and oats

Buffalo Trace Distillery has launched its last ‘experimental’ bourbons of the year with the release of rice and an oat-based expressions.

Amrut imports port barrels for Portonova release

Indian malt whisky brand Amrut has launched a whisky matured in port barrels, named Portonova, to global markets.

Beam celebrates 12m barrels of bourbon

Beam Inc has celebrated the filling of the company’s 12 millionth barrel of bourbon since the repeal of Prohibition in the US in 1933.

Sazerac buys 17 brands from Corby

Buffalo Trace bourbon owner the Sazerac Company has agreed to purchase 17 brands from Pernod Ricard‘s Corby Distillers. 

Beam appoints bourbon manager

Beam Global Spirits & Wine has appointed Christopher G. Bauder to the role of bourbon category business team (CBT) general manager.

Maker's Mark appoints COO

Rob Samuels has been appointed to the newly created position of chief operating officer (COO) of Maker’s Mark bourbon, one of Fortune Brands’ premium spirits brands.

Glen Garioch re-launches its range of single malts

Glen Garioch, the 200-year old Aberdeenshire-based distillery, has re-launched its range of single malt whiskies.

Brown-Forman releases 2010 Birthday Bourbon

Old Forester has released the 2010 expression of its vintage-dated “Birthday Bourbon”. The drink was released in honour of George Garvin Brown, the founder of Louisville-based Brown-Forman and Old Forester. First launched eight years ago to commemorate Brown’s Birthday on September 2, Old Forester Birthday Bourbon is a limited-edition bourbon which is released annually.