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Evan Williams Bourbon Launches American Hero Edition Bottle for Summer 2016

The American Hero Edition bottle features custom labels showcasing the individual stories of the ten Evan Williams American-Made Heroes on one side. Adorned with stars and stripes, the red, white and blue bottle pays homage to the ultimate symbol of American independence. Evan Williams is the world’s second largest selling Bourbon in the world, and remains family-owned and operated to this day.

New Limited Edition Full Proof Bourbon Released by 1792 Distillery

A stout 125 full proof bourbon is the latest limited edition release in the 1792 Bourbon line up. Bottled at the same proof it was originally entered into the barrel, the bourbon was distilled, aged, and bottled at the historic Barton 1792 Distillery.

Leblon Cachaça Kicks Off International Road Trip to Rio

Making stops in more than 70 cities throughout the three continents, LEBLON’s mission is to raise $50,000 on behalf of the Developing Minds Foundation, which supports education in two of Rio's largest favelas, Rocinha and City of God.

Arkansas Black Straight Applejack Expands Distribution

Northern California’s Timberlane LLC, producer of Arkansas Black Straight Applejack, and the very limited Twenty-One Year Straight Applejack have expanded distribution beyond California to both Texas and Massachusetts, with eyes on additional markets in 2016.

Disaronno International Relaunches Zucca Rabarbaro

Zucca Rabarbaro is known for its exceptional aroma and taste, created by the combination of rare Chinese rhubarb and natural herbs. The flavor is a unique bittersweet taste, adding balance and sophistication.

Bully Boy Distillers Launches Estate Gin

While most gins utilize a neutral grain base, Estate Gin starts with a unique blend of neutral apple and grain, which is made in-house by distilling Stormalong cider, a local Massachusetts hard cider.

James E. Pepper Whiskey to Rebuild the Historic James E. Pepper Distillery in Lexington, Ky.

The distillery was founded in 1879, when the legendary Colonel James E. Pepper—in whose honor the Old Fashioned cocktail was created—built his distillery on the site, which he then operated until his death in 1906. The distillery continued operations until 1958, when it was shuttered, and then abandoned for over 50 years, eventually falling into disrepair.