Two family-owned Pacific Northwest distilleries are joining forces to form a mutually agreeable partnership that supports the growth of Captive Spirits' signature Big Gin brands and creates more opportunities for the Seattle-based distillery.
Distilled in Kentucky from the highest quality ingredients, this new variant is a barrel strength version of Bulleit Bourbon with the same high-rye mash bill – roughly 2/3 corn and 1/3 rye.
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.
Leading the venture are Clayton Christopher, previously the founder and CEO of Sweet Leaf Tea and chairman and co-founder of Deep Eddy Vodka; Daniel Barnes, founder and CEO of Treaty Oak Brewing and Distilling Company; Sean Cusack, an investment industry professional with experience at Goldman Sachs and UBS; and President Jason Bronstad, who joins Mighty Swell from an executive position at Mike's Hard Lemonade.
Pierce’s early days in the distilled spirits industry started with Barton Brands of Georgia (now defunct) where he was Plant Chemist and later Quality Control Manager. After six years, the company transferred him to Bardstown, Ky. to its distillery now known as Barton 1792 Distillery. Pierce started his work in Bardstown as Senior Chemist; a short time later was named Chief Chemist, then Director of Distillation before being named Master Distiller.
WhistlePig announced today the launch of its 15 Year rye whiskey, marking the next step in the company’s vision of becoming entirely farm- to-bottle. Aged for 15 years and finished in Vermont White Oak from the WhistlePig Farm and surrounding area, this whiskey combines rye spice with wood sugar, earth, and allspice, delivering a flavor and texture only accessible after long, long years in a barrel.
The historic milestone, achieved just two years after the filling of Jim Beam's 13 millionth barrel, serves as a testament to the continued global bourbon boom, the company said.
This season's pinnacle attraction, The Cucumber Festival of Wonder, is set to take place in New York City in June. The event will present a cavalcade of cucumber-inspired marvels, including a penny farthing cycling concourse, fascinating live spectacles, roaming cocktail contraptions, and more than a few surprises.
Aviation American Gin, the flagship brand of Portland’s House Spirits Distillery, kicked off its 10th birthday year with PROJECT 10, a series of limited edition partnerships and collaborations with a roster of iconic Portland brands and partners.
South Hollow Spirits, Cape Cod’s first craft distillery since Prohibition, today announces the launch of the latest addition to its line, Dry Line Cape Cod Gin. This new gin will join an award-winning collection of small batch, twice-distilled spirits including Twenty Boat Hand-Crafted Cape Cod Amber Rum and Twenty Boat Hand-Crafted Cape Cod Spiced Rum.
Brown-Forman Corporation announced today that it has reached definitive agreement to purchase The BenRiach Distillery Company Limited for approximately £285 million.
A Kentucky Straight Rye, Michter's Barrel Strength Rye is bottled at barrel strength rather than the 84.8 proof alcohol level of Michter's US*1 Single Barrel Rye. The barrel entry proof for the product was 103 proof, a strength that Michter's believes yields a richer, smoother product than a higher entry proof would.
Corner Creek Distillery Co. produces fast-growing Corner Creek Reserve Bourbon Whiskey, an 88-proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, distilled, aged, and bottled in Kentucky.
Grammy-award winning and platinum-selling recording artist, Drake, in collaboration with Brent Hocking, founder and creator of the original DeLeón Tequila, announce the release of Virginia Black Decadent American Whiskey distributed exclusively by Proximo Spirits.