Irish Distillers Shows 3% Financial Growth in Fiscal First Half

Irish Distillers, producers of Jameson Irish whiskey products, announced global financial growth of 3% in the first half of its fiscal year. Jameson recorded volume growth in key markets including the UK (+12%), USA (+7%), Russia (+7%), and Ireland (+4%), according to a news release. Within … Continue readingIrish Distillers Shows 3% Financial Growth in Fiscal First Half

Walsh Whiskey Releases 2020 Writers’ Tears Cask Strength

Walsh Whiskey released the 2020 edition of its Writers’ Tears Cask Strength whiskey. The 2020 vintage is the 10th annual release of the Irish whiskey, a triple distilled, non-chill filtered spirit aged in Bourbon barrels. Writers’ Tears was bottled at 54.5% alcohol by volume and … Continue readingWalsh Whiskey Releases 2020 Writers’ Tears Cask Strength

Drinking Responsibly: Moderation, Alcohol and Me

Drinking responsibly. Alcohol companies encourage this. Beer brands show off the rippled-abs of beach bodies or make you laugh with a magic refrigerator, while whiskeys encourage salivation over a dram. At the end of all booze ads, even Avion tequila’s “bondage” TV commercials, the companies … Continue readingDrinking Responsibly: Moderation, Alcohol and Me

Election Day Liquor & Drinking Responsibly

Finally, I can buy liquor on Election Day and vote. Yesterday, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed into law a Senate Bill that permits retailers to sell booze during polling hours. The Distilled Spirits Council called Kentucky’s move the latest trend of states updating “antiquated liquor … Continue readingElection Day Liquor & Drinking Responsibly

The Inside Story to ‘Best Bourbon’ at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition

All lined up, shimmering in charred oak glory with uniquely rich noses, packing those patented smells of caramel and vanilla, nine bourbons awaited my lips. As with the other 275 of the 1,400 spirits I judged at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the whiskeys’ … Continue readingThe Inside Story to ‘Best Bourbon’ at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition