Uncle Kracker Talks Rap, Candy Bars, Whiskey, Falls in Love With Resilient Bourbon

On this week’s episode of The Fred Minnick Show, Matthew Shafer – better known as Uncle Kracker – chimes in to chat with Fred over a whiskey flight. As Uncle Kracker, Shafer was rocker/rapper Kid Rock’s turntablist as part of the backing band Twisted Brown … Continue readingUncle Kracker Talks Rap, Candy Bars, Whiskey, Falls in Love With Resilient Bourbon

Blanton’s: Five Things You Need to Know (And You May Not Like One of Them)

The whiskey world is always in search of Blanton’s Single Barrel, a bourbon that once was available on pretty much any liquor store shelf for $40 or less. Somewhere along the way, between the tasty liquid, the collectible stoppers and the unique, round bottles, it … Continue readingBlanton’s: Five Things You Need to Know (And You May Not Like One of Them)

Revived Rosebank Distillery Announces Release of Limited Edition 30-Year Whisky

Rosebank Lowland Single Malt Scotch Whisky announced the first in a series of annual limited edition releases, starting with a 30-year-old vintage bottle. The hand-selected vintage, laid down in 1990, were bottled and marked “Release One,” commemorating the revival of the distillery after its closure … Continue readingRevived Rosebank Distillery Announces Release of Limited Edition 30-Year Whisky

78-Year Macallan Goes to Auction; Oldest Bottle Ever to be Released

A bottle of the oldest whisky to ever be released has gone to auction. The bottle is a 78-year single malt Scotch whisky from Macallan’s Red Collection, which comprises 40-, 50-, 60-, 71-, 74- and 78-year-olds. The auction by Whisky Hammer runs through Oct. 25 … Continue reading78-Year Macallan Goes to Auction; Oldest Bottle Ever to be Released

Krogman Launches Series of Single Barrel Whiskeys That Lampoon Secondary Market

The Krogman brand, founded in Tell City, Ind., by German immigrant August Krogman in 1863, announced the release of a series of nine single-barrel whiskeys. Each whiskey is bottled at cask strength without chill filtering. Produced in Lawrenceburg, Ind., and each whiskey has been given … Continue readingKrogman Launches Series of Single Barrel Whiskeys That Lampoon Secondary Market

Tax and Trade Bureau OKs Use of ‘Gluten Free’ on Spirits Packaging

Corn may not be gluten free, but thanks to distillation, whiskey is. The federal Tax and Trade Bureau, or TTB, announced it would now permit the verbiage “gluten free” on packaging of distilled spirits, wines and malt beverages. The move aligns with the Food and … Continue readingTax and Trade Bureau OKs Use of ‘Gluten Free’ on Spirits Packaging