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1990s era Van Winkle Reserve Headlines Art of Bourbon

The Speed Art Museum’s annual bourbon auction, which takes place 7pm-8:45pm EST, Sept 23, will auction off some of the world’s most hard-to-find whiskeys. Among the bottles is a rare, numbered $12,500 Van Winkle Family Reserve 15-year from the 1990s. This year’s “Art of Bourbon” shelves … Continue reading1990s era Van Winkle Reserve Headlines Art of Bourbon

JK Williams Takes ‘Best in State’ in ASCA Heartland Whiskey Competition

Peoria-based JK Williams Distilling recently was named “Best in State” for its Gold Zephyr Bourbon in the American Craft Spirits Association (ASCA) Heartland Whiskey Competition. Gold Zephyr Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a four-year bourbon made with using an 80% local corn, 10% wheat, 10% malted … Continue readingJK Williams Takes ‘Best in State’ in ASCA Heartland Whiskey Competition

Agave Spirits Maker Izo Spirits Seeks Crowdfunding Investments

Agave spirits maker IZO Spirits is actively seeking investors via crowdfunding platform StartEngine. The Mexico-based company’s Mezcal, Tequila, Sotol and Bacanora products currently are distributed in eight U.S. states, with an expansion to Georgia, Minnesota and Montana coming soon. Shares are $1.25 each, with a minimum … Continue readingAgave Spirits Maker Izo Spirits Seeks Crowdfunding Investments

North Carolina Passes Law Allowing Distilleries to Sell Spirits on Sundays

Beginning Oct. 3, North Carolina consumers will be able to purchase distilled spirits at distilleries on Sundays under a historic new law signed by Governor Roy Cooper late last week. The legislation, HB 890, will provide much-needed revenue to the state’s distillers as well as … Continue readingNorth Carolina Passes Law Allowing Distilleries to Sell Spirits on Sundays

Paylor, Lawrence to be Inducted Into Dame Hall of Fame

Tales of the Cocktail Foundation (TOTCF) and Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails (LUPEC) announced two of the 2021 Dame Hall of Fame inductees: Lauren Paylor of Silver Lyan and Focus on Health, and Sandrae Lawrence of The Cocktail Lovers. Established in 2012 … Continue readingPaylor, Lawrence to be Inducted Into Dame Hall of Fame