News from the spirits, craft spirits, and beverage alcohol categories.

Buffalo Trace Distillery Releases French Oak Bourbons

The French oak barrels were both constructed with Buffalo Trace’s exact specifications as far as size, stave drying, and charring. The barrel staves were air-dried for six months and the barrels were charred for 55 seconds. Both of these experimental barrels were filled with the same bourbon recipe, known as Buffalo Trace Rye Bourbon Mash #1.

Drizly Secures $13 Million In Series “A” Funding Led By Polaris Partners with Participation From First Beverage Group

"Off-premise alcohol sales is a $100 billion business that's untouched by technology," said Pat Kinsel, venture partner with Polaris Partners. "With Drizly, we are investing in a legal framework that connects alcohol supply and demand with full support of the industry players, who are all eager to see how innovation will transform their business."