When you press bourbon distillers about flavored whiskey, those who make it all say the same thing: It’s a great introductory line for new consumers, and flavored whiskey won’t become flavored vodka with a wide-assortment of flavors. One of the greatest proponents of this argument has been Heaven … Continue readingGreat, Another Flavored Whiskey That Targets ‘female consumers’
The U.S. Government is stepping up its alcohol oversight. As frequently reported by Chuck Cowdery, the TTB is increasing its effort and according to the below release, the U.S. Tax and Trade Bureau found 139 of 450 surveyed products to not be in government compliance. We … Continue readingTTB Survey Finds 31% of Products Not in Compliance
Last week, Diageo announced its new flavored whiskey lineup, including extensions of Jeremiah Weed and Crown Royal, as well as the new brand “Piehole.” The company said: “Piehole was inspired by grandma’s favorite pie recipes. They are a delicious blend of Canadian whisky and pie flavored liqueur. This … Continue readingThe Flavored Whiskey All Frat Boys Want: Piehole Apple Pie
From David Frost, Scotch Whisky Association chief executive, regarding Scotland independence vote. “The people of Scotland have made a historic choice against the background of the most profound national debate. “We welcome the stability that this choice brings and now urge politicians of all parties to work … Continue readingWhat does Scotch Whisky Association think about Scotland’s referendum vote?
Like many great stories, this adventure begins on a plane ride to Las Vegas, where porn-flickers and timeshare salesmen awaited my 15-second attention span. Jaclyn and I were reading the in-flight magazine, imagining how much money we’d win (correction: lose), when the lovely flight attendant … Continue readingFlavored Whiskey, Big Money and the Toilet Bowl
Prior to attending Tales of the Cocktail last week, I received hundreds of pitches from publicists trying to set up meetings with their respective brands. One caught my eye. It was an apology from WhistlePig Rye Whiskey: “We have been informed by Tales of the … Continue readingExclusive: The ‘Unsanctioned’ Secret About Tales of the Cocktail