Japan’s Mars Distillery announced the release of three new whiskies in the American market. They include IWAI 45, a bourbon-style Japanese whisky; Komagatake 2020, a single malt whiskey aged in sherry casks and American white oak, and Tsunuki the First, another whisky aged in sherry … Continue readingJapan’s Mars Distillery Announces Release of Three New Whiskies
On this episode of The Fred Minnick Show, Monster Jam driver Cynthia Gauthier drops in from Canada to join Fred in some lively banter and whiskey sipping. Along the way, they talk ice fishing, driving in traffic without the benefit of a Monster Truck, the … Continue readingMonster Jam Driver Cynthia Gauthier Sips Canadian Whisky, Talks Monster Trucks
Watch out Old Forester rye. There’s a new value rye in town and it competes with that sweet price point. At SRP $30 and 94 proof, Elijah Craig Rye (51% rye, 35% corn and 14% malted barley) brings forth the same level of yummy as … Continue readingElijah Craig Rye Review
When I wrote Westland and American Whiskey Independence, I didn’t realize Westland would be the first in a long line of distillery acquisitions and rumors. Months later, the Westland transaction still bothers me, because I loved what they were doing and independent distilleries are the … Continue readingWestland’s Response to Critical Blog Post
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?