No, Rum is Not Vodka

When this pitch came across my desk, my blood started boiling. “Island Company Rum is a new ultra-premium liquor that was created to appeal to both rum lovers and vodka lovers alike. It is a blonde rum with virtually no burn and has even ...

Rabbit Hole Goes Big

The $15 million under-construction Rabbit Hole Distillery has bigger plans than its 24-inch column still may suggest. The distillery tapped Proprietors LLC, owner of the famous New York bar Death & Co., to create a $1.5-million restaurant and ...

New Orphan Barrel Released

Diageo announced its latest Orphan Barrel, the tenth in the collection. The company said Rhetoric 23-year-old originates from whiskey distilled between 1990 and 1993 at the Bernheim when United Distillers owned it. Bourbon Hall of Famer Edwin Foote w...

Bourbon & Beyond, and Me

I am excited to announce my involvement with the upcoming Bourbon & Beyond event, featuring Stevie Nicks, the Steve Miller Band, many other great bands, iconic chefs and me. Along with celebrity chefs Ed Lee and Chris Cosentino, I’ll be curatin...

OFC Bottles Raise More than $1 million

Last year, Buffalo Trace donated 200 vintage-dated rare whiskey to U.S. non-profits. According to a press release, these O.F.C. bottles raised more than $1 million for these charities. Results were completed and tallied last month. Exactly $1,1...