Introducing WhistlePig HomeStock Whiskey Created by WhistlePig Whiskey In Collaboration with Flaviar – Whiskey News

Introducing WhistlePig HomeStock Whiskey Created by WhistlePig Whiskey In Collaboration with Flaviar

Blended Together, While Apart

Limited edition WhistlePig expression crowd-blended by whiskey lovers during lock down released to raise money for U.S. Bartenders 

[May 11, 2020]: Shoreham, Vermont. WhistlePig Rye Whiskey is pleased to announce the introduction of WhistlePig HomeStock Whiskey, a whiskey blended together, while apart.  The limited edition whiskey was created via a virtual crowd blending experience in collaboration with Flaviar, a leading online spirits club. WhistlePig will donate 20% of online sales via Flaviar Caskers from HomeStock to the U.S. Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) Foundation’s Emergency Assistance Program, which provides COVID-19 Relief Grants to bartenders. HomeStock is the first variant from WhistlePig’s award-winning portfolio that stretches outside of the Rye category, also using Wheat and Barley whiskeys.

WhistlePig HomeStock Whiskey is a result of an innovative, multi-faceted immersive crowd-blending experience designed to lift spirits and raise vital funds for the U.S. bar industry community. The collaboration between WhistlePig Flaviar and the entrepreneurial nature of both companies ensured this concept went from idea to reality in just a matter of weeks. An engaging exclusive content program was created and hundreds of WhistlePig ‘Blend Your Own’ whiskey kits were dispatched to a combination of Flaviar’s membership of whiskey enthusiasts and industry professionals, who were asked to experiment at home before submitting their preferred recipe. The at home blending kits included samples of WhistlePig Rye, wheat and barley whiskeys, along with blending tools and instructions, were universally welcomed by whiskey lovers stuck indoors.

Pete Lynch, WhistlePig’s Master Blender, is no stranger to crowd-blending, which has formed the basis of WhistlePig’s award-winning FarmStock range, but he would usually host sessions around the country in person. Adjusting to the times, he shared his expertise via a video from the WhistlePig Farm and distillery in Vermont and written instructions. With the submissions received, Lynch analyzed the data and determined the three most popular styles of whiskey submitted.

Thousands of consumers tuned in to Flaviar’s social media pages to take part in a live blending session, hosted on April 28 by spirits industry veteran, Dan Dunn and Lynch. During the live stream, all three whiskeys were blended, tasted and then voted upon to decide which should be bottled as WhistlePig HomeStock.

Despite over half of the submissions being Rye dominant, the surprise winner, with 44.1% of the votes on the night, was Blend Number 3, which involved 45% Rye, 30% Wheat and 25% Barley.

Jeff Kozak, CEO, WhistlePig Whiskey, adds “HomeStock is a truly special blend for us, not only due to how it was made but it’s the first time we’re releasing a whiskey that features something other than Rye. We’re thrilled that this blend got voted as the winner, it could be a sign of things to come from us in the future as a natural extension of our famed FarmStock range.”

Grisa Soba, Co-Founder of Flaviar, comments: “We’re going to be talking about this period in history for a long time, and what we all did to stave off cabin fever. Instead of saying they learnt how to make sourdough or banana bread like some kind of quarantine cliché, Flaviar members will be able to brag about learning to blend whiskey during lock down and being part of a piece of liquid history that they can now own and savor. Exclusive content and experiences like this have always been a big part of Flaviar and we’ve just taken it to another level.”

On the nose, HomeStock is sweet and fruity, with pipe tobacco, vanilla and orange vest.  Upon tasting, one will experience a big hit of baking spice with toffee, with nutmeg, roasted nuts, ripe berries and a great mouthfeel. The finish on HomeStock is long, spicy and lovely.

WhistlePig HomeStock Whiskey is now available for pre-order via Flaviar and Caskers, priced at $72.99 per 750ml.  

ABOUT WHISTLEPIG RYE WHISKEY

Founded in 2008, WhistlePig Rye Whiskey is the premier aged Rye whiskey, featuring the bold and often untapped flavor of Rye. WhistlePig Whiskey is leading a surge of innovation in the emerging field of North American whiskey. As the most decorated Rye whiskey – having received the coveted ‘Best in Show Whiskey’ title from the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, WhistlePig is widely viewed as the world’s finest Rye. With the opening of its distillery on its 500-acre Vermont farm in the fall of 2015, WhistlePig has also become one of the leading farm-to-bottle Rye whiskeys in the world. For additional information please visit whistlepigwhiskey.com. Please enjoy WhistlePig Rye Whiskey Responsibly.

ABOUT FLAVIAR

Founded in 2012, Flaviar is the world’s largest premium spirits club, with operations in the US and Europe. Flaviar offers a better way to experience fine spirits. Flaviar members enjoy a full suite of benefits including quarterly tasting boxes and full-size bottles sent directly to their home, invitations to exclusive spirits events, access to rare and original spirits available only to members, free shipping, over 200K member reviews and more.

Flaviar is here to help more people try more new things more often.

Flaviar membership is $300 per year, or $95 a quarter.

For more information visit www.flaviar.com

You’ve got to try this!

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Willett 4 Year: A Can’t-Miss, Cult-Caliber Whiskey at K&L California – American Whiskey News

A Balanced and Beautiful Rye from a Heralded Kentucky Estate
Willett Family Estate 4 Year Old Cask Strength Kentucky Rye Whiskey (750ml) ($59.99)

NOTE: In accordance with local directives, our walk-in retail locations are currently closed. We have low cost and free delivery options available in ZIP codes where we can ship lawfully, including anywhere in California. We can also include any new or existing will call orders in your delivery batch. Choose local delivery at checkout to learn if you qualify.

Willett is one of the biggest names in American craft whiskey. Bottlings from this Kentucky estate always disappear in a flash and are coveted by collectors the world over. So it was only natural that when we were offered a 4-year cask strength expression from this prized distiller, we secured as much as we could. If you love a classic, well-balanced rye, then this is the bottle for you. The juice is distilled by Willett’s property just outside of Bardstown, so you know that quality will be second to none. As with all things Willett, it has all the drive and power you’ve come to expect while never sacrificing subtlety and nuance. At $60, this is a steal for a rye of this caliber making it an excellent candidate to add to your regular repertoire. Given the limited availability of this bottling, we don’t expect it to be around long. This is not an offer to sleep on.

Willett Family Estate 4 Year Old Cask Strength Kentucky Rye Whiskey (750ml) ($59.99)

The flagship, own-distilled rye from Willett Family is handcrafted by our good friends outside of Bardstown. The batches are tiny and have become extremely limited releases. Each batch is bottled at cask strength without chill filtration. Here are tasting notes from Bill Thomas of the Jack Rose Dining Saloon from a recent batch: “The barrels that went into this small batch combined to make an amazing drinker. Nose: Beautiful layering of brandied cherry over a mildly tart cherry. It opens up with time and is reminiscent of cutting into your dessert with your fork which releases cinnamon and baking spices with just a hint of oak to remind you that this is high proof youthful. Palate: A robust rye with dark cherry, burnt vanilla, and spices for days. It’s a delicious rye with a weighty mouthfeel. Balance: It’s insanely well balanced with the alcohol so perfectly integrated at 115 proof you’ll forget it’s there, but you’ll find yourself smiling more and happier with each dram. Finish: the finish is long and the spices dominate this batch, while the cherry does punch its way through to the surface.” Batches are not numbered and are distinguished only by their proof. For that reason we are unable to provide details on the batch proof or number in advance.

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BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY RELEASES COLONEL E.H. TAYLOR, JR.  18 YEAR OLD MARRIAGE – American Whiskey News

BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY RELEASES

COLONEL E.H. TAYLOR, JR.  18 YEAR OLD MARRIAGE 

FRANKFORT, Franklin County, Ky (May 5, 2020) – Buffalo Trace Distillery continues its homage to former Distillery owner Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. with a special release 18 year old bourbon whiskey which is a marriage of three mashbills, two rye bourbon mashbills and one wheated bourbon mashbill.

This 100 proof Bottled-In-Bond small batch bourbon was put into barrels in 2002. Barrels chosen for this special batch release matured using one of three Buffalo Trace mashbill recipes; wheated bourbon, rye bourbon #1 and rye bourbon #2. The whiskey from these 18-year-old barrels was married together to make this limited edition offering.

Tasting notes describe this bourbon as having a nose of vanilla butter cake, a taste of caramel and cinnamon, and a finish of toasted oak, cinnamon, and a hint of spearmint.

The Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr. collection was first released in early 2011 and several subsequent releases such as Single Barrel, Barrel Proof, Straight Rye Whiskey, and Small Batch Bourbon have followed.  A previous limited release, E. H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain Bourbon, was named World Whiskey of the Year by renown whiskey reviewer Jim Murray in 2018.

Like some of the previous releases, this one-time-only bottling of E. H. Taylor, Jr 18 Year Old Marriage is very limited.   Also consistent with past releases, this bottle displays a vintage label and is offered inside a distinct canister reminiscent of Taylor’s whiskey package from over one hundred years ago. These six bottle cases will be shipped in an impressive wooden box first used for the Cured Oak release in 2015.  The boxes are modeled after the wooden crates used by Taylor to transport goods during the days before Prohibition.

            Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr.  is widely considered one of the founding fathers of the bourbon industry, fighting for the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897, nearly three decades after he purchased the distillery that is known today as the Buffalo Trace Distillery. During his time, Taylor implemented several innovative methods still used today by Buffalo Trace, such as climate controlled aging warehouses. In addition to his bourbon interests, Taylor had political ties. He was the great-nephew of President Zachary Taylor and elected the mayor of Frankfort, state representative to the Kentucky General Assembly and a member of the State Senate.

            This special bottling of Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. 18 Year Old Marriage Bourbon Whiskey will be available starting in June in limited supply.  The suggested retail price is $69.99 per 750 ml bottle.

About Buffalo Trace Distillery

Buffalo Trace Distillery is an American family-owned company based in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky. The Distillery’s rich tradition dates back to 1773 and includes such legends as E.H. Taylor, Jr., George T. Stagg, Albert B. Blanton, Orville Schupp, and Elmer T. Lee.  Buffalo Trace Distillery is a fully operational Distillery producing bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is a National Historic Landmark as well as is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Distillery has won 35 distillery titles since 2000 from such notable publications as Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate Magazine and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Its Col. E. H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain Bourbon was named World Whiskey of the Year by “Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2018” and its William Larue Weller and Thomas H. Handy Sazerac were named 2nd and 3rd finest whiskeys in the world, respectively, in the “Jim Murray Whiskey Bible 2020.”  Buffalo Trace Distillery has also garnered more than 1,000 awards for its wide range of premium whiskies. To learn more about Buffalo Trace Distillery visit www.buffalotracedistillery.com.

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K&L Exclusive Cask ‘The Munro’s’ — A 20-Year Peated Classic for Under $100 – Scotch Whisky News

Peat Fans Take Notice—A 20-Year, Age-Stated Stunner for a Song
1997 Ledaig 20 Year Old “Munros” KL Exclusive Cask Strength Unchillfiltered Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky 

NOTE: In accordance with local directives, our walk-in retail locations are currently closed. We have low cost and free delivery options available in ZIP codes where we can ship lawfully, including anywhere in California. We can also include any new or existing will call orders in your delivery batch. Choose local delivery at checkout to learn if you qualify.

The latest stellar find from our KL Exclusive Cask program is one that no aficionado of peat should pass on. Ledaig is a hidden gem for that classic peated malt profile, and over the years we’ve made plenty of Ardbeg and Laphroaig devotees very happy by turning them on to this largely unsung label distilled at Tobermory on the Isle of Mull. We scored three numbered barrels of the very rare 1997 Ledaig 20 Year Old, bottled under the Glasgow Whisky Company’s Munros brand, from one of our trusty suppliers at an unbelievable price, which makes this one of the can’t-miss whisky offers of the year (so far). While an abundance of smoky, charred overtones and cask-strength weight define this Islay malt, there’s also a remarkably broad-ranging complexity capped by the signature Ledaig hallmark of a briny, salty piquancy that lends a singular stylistic flair to what is otherwise a tried-and-true smoke bomb. This 20-year peat monster offers all the stunning character one could expect from a whisky with this much age, but it won’t set you back nearly as much as comparable bottlings from the larger production brands. Fans and collectors of heavily peated Scotch whisky owe it to themselves to get their hands on this once-in-a-blue-moon expression, because when it’s gone it’s unlikely we’ll see it again, and certainly not for less than triple digits..

1997 Ledaig 20 Year Old “Munros” KL Exclusive Cask Strength Unchillfiltered Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750ml) ($99.99)

The Munros are Scotland’s tallest peaks, all over 3000 feet, named for Sir Hugh Munro, who first compiled a list of Scotland’s 282 tallest individual mountain peaks. Becoming somewhat of an obsession for the UK’s mountaineering crowd, the Munros in Scottish culture represent the spirit of adventure and comradery that mountain climbing embodies. This tiny brand of high-quality single malts is bottled by the Glasgow Whiskey Company. Their US importer sadly passed away a few years ago and the stocks languished in a warehouse on the East Coast until one of our trusted suppliers came across them. This excellent cask strength offering is a vatting of three sequentially numbered American oak ex-bourbon hogheads filled at the Tobermory distillery on May Day 1997. Ledaig is the heavily peated spirit that comes out of the wonderful distillery on the Isle of Mull. The idiosyncratic style has won fans across the malt drinking world, but the relative rarity of this small production malt has pushed up prices recently. We are very lucky to have found these barrels at pre-tariff 2016 prices and bought every single bottle we could find.

Will Blakely | KL Staff Member | Review Date: February 20, 2020

Fans of proper peat rejoice! All the rich, mossy earth and iodine and charcoal briquette you know and love are here in an impossibly well-priced package. While the malt is definitely the star of the show, boasting a golden char that brings sultana and citrus peel up from the peaty depths, that smoke is no joke. Dark chocolate full of chunky sea salt, seaweed and green leaves, barbecue pork and charred bananas all make an appearance, along with a cameo from something burning in the distance. It is difficult to find words to capture the fullness of flavor, but I have come to recognize Ledaig for its signature umami character. Few whiskies come close to that complete, slightly salty but entirely satisying feeling. And after recently closing temporarily to upgrade the equipment, the distillery will probably see a price increase for its coveted malt. Pick this one up while you can.

Keith Mabry | KL Staff Member | Review Date: February 05, 2020

Deliciously sweet smoky peat flavors are rounded out with notes of incense and dried fruit. This rich and detailed version is a must for fans of Ardbeg’s more elite bottlings.

Article source: http://www.whiskyintelligence.com/2020/05/kl-exclusive-cask-the-munros-a-20-year-peated-classic-for-under-100-scotch-whisky-news/

Hard To Find Whisky “Distillery Focus: WhistlePig” – Whiskey News

Nestled in the heart of New England, WhistlePig are committed to crafting the world’s finest and most interesting Rye whiskeys. They bottle an exceptional range of rye forward whiskies, distilled in the USA and Canada, and finished at their farm in Vermont.

Since 2015, WhistlePig have distilled whiskies using grain, water, and Vermont oak harvested from WhistlePig farm. Located in a 150 year old barn, the distillery houses a unique copper pot still designed by the late world-renowned Master Distiller Dave Pickerell.

WhistlePig’s rich, complex, and flavoursome whiskies have gone on to win multiple awards and to receive global critical acclaim.

BROWSE OUR FULL WHISTLEPIG RANGE HERE

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Bowman Brothers Small Batch Virginia Straight Bourbon Awarded Double Gold Medal at 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition – American Whiskey News

Bowman Brothers Small Batch Virginia Straight Bourbon Awarded

Double Gold Medal at 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Distillery Spirits Receive Seven Medals in Total

FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA (April 28, 2020) – A. Smith Bowman Distillery’s Bowman Brothers Small Batch Virginia Straight Bourbon received the prestigious Double Gold medal at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Additionally, two spirits from the Distillery were awarded Gold medals, and four were awarded Silver medals.

Double Gold

  • Bowman Brothers Small Batch Virginia Straight Bourbon

Silver

  • John J. Bowman Single Barrel Virginia Straight Bourbon
  • Isaac Bowman Port Finished Virginia Straight Bourbon
  • Abraham Bowman Virginia Straight Bourbon

Spirits entered into the San Francisco World Spirits Competition are judged over four days of highly controlled blind tastings by a panel of more than 40 judges made up of respected, experienced industry experts. Complete results for the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition can be found at http://www.sfspiritscomp.com/results/.

About A. Smith Bowman

A. Smith Bowman’s distilling roots date back to the years before Prohibition when the Bowman family had a granary and dairy farm in Sunset Hills, Virginia. They used excess grain from the family estate to distill spirits. In 1934, after the Repeal of Prohibition, Abram Smith Bowman and his sons continued the family tradition and built a more modern distillery in Fairfax County, Virginia called Sunset Hills Farm.  The Distillery was moved in 1988 and is now nestled in Spotsylvania County near the city of Fredericksburg, 60 miles away from the original location.

As a small and privately owned company, A. Smith Bowman Distillery continues the time-honored traditions on which it was founded. Considered a micro-distillery by today’s standards, A. Smith Bowman produces an assortment of hand-crafted spirits distilled from only the finest natural ingredients and using the latest technology. This micro-distillery focuses on the production of premium spirits honoring the legacy of Virginia’s first settlers. As Virginia’s oldest and most award-winning distillery, its various brands have earned numerous prestigious awards over the years, including John J. Bowman Single Barrel, which received a gold medal at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. For more information on A. Smith Bowman, please visit www.asmithbowman.com.

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The Good Dram Show – Episode 361 ‘American Whiskey & Bourbon’ – American Whiskey News

Welcome to this weeks episode of the show. Today it’s time for some American stuff, including my go to Bourbon for beginners!

https://youtu.be/mDfv2npI_vM

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The Sexton – Irish Single Malt Whiskey at Hard To Find Whisky – Irish Whiskey News

The Sexton is the one who prepares your grave and is the last person to see you before you’re laid to rest. Make sure you have a life story worth telling. The Sexton is exclusively matured in Oloroso Sherry casks to achieve a perfect balance between bold, dried fruits and toasted oak notes to offer a smooth finish and leave you wanting more. Triple distilled in copper pot stills, the whiskey is approachable in taste and memorable in character. Idea for mixing as well as sipping.

The Sexton

Irish Single Malt Whiskey

70cl · 40% ABV

£29.95

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International Beverage Holdings Ltd. Partners with Hotaling & Co. for Ambitious US Growth Plan – Whisky News

International Beverage Holdings Ltd. Partners with Hotaling Co. for Ambitious US Growth Plan

International Beverage Holdings Ltd. has today, 30th April 2020, announced a new partnership with leading super-premium artisanal spirits importer and distiller Hotaling Co., as part of a new phase of ambitious growth for its portfolio in the US market.

San Francisco-based Hotaling Co. will distribute and support International Beverage’s award-winning, premium Scotch whisky and spirit brands across the US. This will include Old Pulteney, Speyburn, Balblair and anCnoc single malt Scotch whiskies; Hankey Bannister blended Scotch whisky; super premium handcrafted Scottish Gin Caorunn; Phraya Rum; and The Spirit of Thailand Mekhong. Hotaling Co. brings decades of experience building super-premium, artisanal spirits with an emphasis on whiskies in the US market to the partnership – a perfect fit for International Beverage’s high quality spirits, which are imbued with the character and exceptional craftsmanship of the people who make them.

An initial focus will be on the company’s flagship single malt Scotch whisky, Old Pulteney. Known as the Maritime Malt and holder of Jim Murray’s ‘World Whisky of the Year’ accolade, a new core range featuring 12, 15 and 18-year-old expressions, plus non-aged Huddart, was launched in the US in late 2019. Hotaling Co. will also focus on building the super-premium single malt Scotch Balblair, produced in one of the oldest working distilleries in the ancient heart of the Highlands.

In addition to the new partnership with Hotaling Co., International Beverage has announced the appointment of a new Regional Vice President, Americas, Alex R Steppacher, to lead the US business. An accomplished beverage industry executive with a successful track record in developing home-grown and global spirits brands in the US, he will work closely with the global team to drive a dynamic new US strategy for the brands.

He commented: “The USA has benefited from increasing premiumization in recent years across all categories and remains the top export market for Scotch. With record breaking case numbers in 2019, specifically for super-premium and above Scotch, and double digit growth in recent years, the outlook for a distinguished malt portfolio is excellent. This makes the timing right to partner with Hotaling Co. Their focus on craft distilling and importing a collection of super-premium artisanal spirits from around the world makes them the wise choice for our US import strategy.”

Dan Leese, president CEO of Hotaling Co. added: “Hotaling Co. has been seeking the right single malt producer from Scotland to round out our highly acclaimed portfolio. With the addition of International Beverage’s portfolio of award-winning Scottish single malts and spirits, we are proud to offer one of the most impressive and extensive selections of world whiskies available.” http://www.interbevgroup.com/

International Beverage Holdings Ltd

International Beverage Holdings Ltd is one of the drinks industry’s most dynamic global businesses. Established in 2006 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Thaibev, the company operates as its international business arm, specialising in the development of premium local spirits for the global market. Its success is built on a strong understanding of local cultures and markets within a worldwide business network. Based in Hong Kong with regional offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, the USA and UK, the company is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of a portfolio of premium brands in over 85 markets. These brands are built on character, craftsmanship and quality, led by a range of award-winning Scotch whiskies and an array of vibrant beers and spirits. These include:

 Single malt Scotch whiskies Old Pulteney, Balblair, anCnoc and Speyburn
 Blended Scotch Hankey Bannister

Inver House Distillers is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Beverage Holdings Ltd, producing its Scotch whiskies and gin at five distilleries around Scotland: Pulteney, Speyburn, Knockdhu, Balblair and Balmenach. Inver House is also highly active in the warehousing and blending of Scotch whisky, with warehousing for 500,000 barrels and state of the art blending and laboratory facilities at its headquarters in Airdrie. The business has won many prestigious accolades over the years, including the Icons of Whisky Distiller of the Year Award for Scotland (2017). www.interbevgroup.com

Focus brands

Old Pulteney, ‘The Maritime Malt’, is crafted in the windswept coastal town of Wick at Pulteney Distillery – established in 1826 and one of the most northerly on the Scottish mainland. ‘Pulteneytown’ once housed 7000 fishermen during Wick’s famous herring boom, and Old Pulteney is the embodiment of this place, its people and its remarkable history. Crafted using the most time-honoured techniques, Old Pulteney recently launched a new core range featuring flagship 12 Years Old, Huddart, 15 and 18 Years Old. www.oldpulteney.com

Speyburn Distillery was established in 1897 by John Hopkins at Rothes in the heart of Speyside. The beautiful natural environment of this location, combined with traditional methods of production and a quest for innovation, produce a whisky that symbolises all that is special about the great Speyside region. Speyburn currently has three core expressions – Bradan Orach, 10 and 15 Years Old. www.speyburn.com
Balblair Distillery is one of the oldest working distilleries in the Scottish Highlands, built in 1790 and sitting on the original site to this day. Balblair whiskies are released as vintage expressions, only when they have reached their exact point of ‘optimum maturation’, the peak of perfection. www.balblair.com

anCnoc is produced at Knockdhu Distillery, built in 1894 and one of the smallest and most enchanting in the Scottish Highlands. It is renowned by malt enthusiasts worldwide for bringing a contemporary twist to the traditions of fine malt whisky, producing a single malt that is accessible and versatile for all occasions. www.ancnoc.com

Hankey Bannister is crafted from a blend of fine single malts from the five Inver House distilleries, producing a smooth and distinctive blend that is true to the original recipe of its historic founders – the flamboyant Mr Beaumont Hankey and his astute business partner, Mr Hugh Bannister. The whiskies of these eighteenth-century pioneers were awarded royal warrants under King George V and Edward VII and were enjoyed by the likes of Winston Churchill and the Prince Regent William IV. www.hankeybannister.com

Caorunn was launched in 2009 at the forefront of the Scottish gin boom. Despite becoming one of the world’s most in demand super premium gins, Gin Master Simon Buley has never wavered from Caorunn’s slow, handcrafted, small batch production process at the near-200-year-old Balmenach Distillery in the Scottish Highlands. This includes using locally foraged wild Highland botanicals and vaporising through the distillery’s vintage Copper Berry Chamber. www.caorunngin.com

PHRAYA – meaning ‘high ranking’ – is a super-premium Thai rum, distilled, matured, blended, and bottled in the Kingdom of Thailand. Deep matured over cool lagoons in oak barrels, this is a rum of distinction, beautifully balanced and seamlessly smooth. www.phrayarum.com Mekhong has been ‘The Spirit of Thailand’ since 1941. Named after the famous river that snakes along the country’s border, it is traditionally distilled from both molasses and rice before being blended with a secret recipe of natural Thai herbs and spices. It’s a great cocktail base and more interesting alternative to rum. www.mekhong.com

Hotaling Co.

Hotaling Co., the leading San Francisco importer distiller, offers the finest curated portfolio of premium artisanal spirits including Luxardo Liqueurs, Nikka Whisky, No.3 Gin, Kavalan Whisky, Lot 40 Whisky, HINE Cognac, Denizen Rum, and Hirsch Bourbon. Hotaling Co., originally named Anchor Distilling Company, was established in 1993 and is credited with releasing America’s first craft whiskey (Old Potrero) and American craft gin (Junípero Gin) after Prohibition. In 2010, Anchor Distilling Company was sold to a business partnership that included Tony Foglio and London’s oldest wine and spirit merchant, Berry Bros. Rudd and began expanding to incorporate a collection of super-premium artisanal spirits imported from around the world. In 2017, Anchor Distilling became Hotaling Co. The new name is a nod to one of Anchor Distilling’s most beloved small batch whiskies (Old Potrero Hotaling’s Whiskey) and to the San Francisco legend A.P. Hotaling, who came out West during the Gold Rush and quickly became one of the most reputable spirits dealers in the country. Today, Hotaling Co. celebrates exciting growth and achievements; marking its 26th year of distilling and its 10th year of commercially uniting artisan distillers from around the world and sharing their stories to discerning consumers. www.HotalingandCo.com

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Jack Daniel’s Continues Friday Night Livestreams with Kesha Performance Benefitting Sweet Relief Musicians Fund – American Whiskey News

Jack Daniel’s Continues Friday Night Livestreams with Kesha Performance Benefitting Sweet Relief Musicians Fund

Weekly artist livestream to support musicians in need

LYNCHBURG, Tenn (April 30, 2020) – Jack Daniel’s today announced the continuation of their multi-genre weekly Friday night livestreams aimed at raising money for musicians in need amid COVID-19. GRAMMY-nominated popstar Kesha is the next artist in the line-up to perform Friday, May 1st, at 7pmEST.

Airing live on Kesha’s Facebook and Instagram page, the livestream will feature a five-song set including never before performed songs from her new chart-topping album High Road. Fans will be able to donate in real time to Sweet Relief’s COVID-19 fund, a 501c3 providing financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers to provide immediate assistance with medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses to those impacted due to sickness or loss of work, through a link on the Facebook livestream.

In recent weeks, Chase Rice, Ashley McBryde and Rotimi have participated in the Jack Daniel’s livestreams from home and helped raise thousands of dollars for Sweet Relief. Additional artists will continue to perform every Friday night live on their social channels to connect with fans through the power of music and help raise money for Sweet Relief.

About Jack Daniel’s:

Officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866 and based in Lynchburg, Tenn., the Jack Daniel Distillery, Lem Motlow, proprietor, is the first registered distillery in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Jack Daniel’s is the maker of the world-famous Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple, Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select and Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails. Today, Jack Daniel’s is a true global icon found in more than 170 countries around the world and is the most valuable spirits brand in the world as recognized by Interbrand.

About Kesha:

The singer/songwriter, named one of Time Magazine’s Time 100, has sold more than 14 million total album equivalents worldwide, has approximately 6.9 billion audio streams and 1.7 billion video streams worldwide, and has had 9 Top 10 hits on The Billboard Hot 100. In 2017, Kesha’s critically acclaimed #1 album ‘Rainbow’ earned her the first GRAMMY nominations of her career and was called “an artistic feat” by Entertainment Weekly.  Her latest album ‘High Road’ was released on January 31st via Kemosabe/RCA Records, and was called a body of work “wise and wild in equal measure” (Billboard)  that “electrifies from the inside out” (American Songwriter).

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