Toasts Not Tariffs Appeals to Biden Administration to End Tariffs on Spirits, Wine

The Toasts Not Tariffs Coalition, 48 associations representing the entire three-tier chain of the U.S. alcohol industry, sent a letter today to U.S. Trade Rep. Ambassador Tai, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and U.S. Dept. of Commerce Secretary Raimondo to urge the immediate removal of … Continue readingToasts Not Tariffs Appeals to Biden Administration to End Tariffs on Spirits, Wine

Congressional Bourbon Caucus Calls on Biden Administration to Thwart Whiskey Tariffs

The Congressional Bourbon Caucus submitted a letter to Katherine Tai, the newly-confirmed U.S. Trade Representative, to work with the EU and UK to immediately suspend tariffs on American whiskey exports. The letter was drafted and submitted by the caucus’ co-chairs, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth and … Continue readingCongressional Bourbon Caucus Calls on Biden Administration to Thwart Whiskey Tariffs

Global Tariffs Slash Kentucky Bourbon Exports by 35% in 2020, Per KDA

Tariffs imposed on U.S. spirits due to international trade disputes slashed the exports of Kentucky Bourbon by 35% overall in 2020, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced. Shipments to the European Union fell by nearly 50%. The EU is expected to double the tariffs imposed on American whiskey, which would … Continue readingGlobal Tariffs Slash Kentucky Bourbon Exports by 35% in 2020, Per KDA

Is Rock in Roll Dead? Rival Sons Singer Jay Buchanan Weighs in and Talks Modern Masculinity

Available on most podcast apps, including Apple, Google, Spotify, Stitcher and Pandora. On this episode of The Fred Minnick Show, lead singer of rock band Rival Sons, Jay Buchanan, joins Fred. Buchanan, previously a solo artist, helped form Rival Sons in 2008 with guitarist Scott Holiday. Since 2009, the band has … Continue readingIs Rock in Roll Dead? Rival Sons Singer Jay Buchanan Weighs in and Talks Modern Masculinity

Westland Distillery to Release Two Whiskys as Part of 7th Annual Peat Week

Westland Distillery will celebrate its seventh annual Peat Week this year Jan. 26-28, complete with two new bottle releases, guided virtual tastings and cocktail classes. The two new releases are both American single malts aged more than seven years each. Cask No. 428 is a … Continue readingWestland Distillery to Release Two Whiskys as Part of 7th Annual Peat Week

Best Everyday Bourbon of 2020: Blind Tasting – Who Was the Winner?

It’s an annual tradition, kids. It’s that time of year when Fred Minnick does his blind tasting to determine the Best Everyday Bourbon of 2020. Fred donned his holiday ascot and set out to tasting with a large group of online viewers. And the hope … Continue readingBest Everyday Bourbon of 2020: Blind Tasting – Who Was the Winner?