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

Black Button Distilling & The O’Begley Distillery Release Collaboration Whiskey

The one of a kind spirit is made from hand-selected bottles of the finest whiskeys from Black Button Distilling and The O’Begley Distillery. Chosen by their respective head distillers, the whiskeys were blended together, remarried in wooden casks and set to age together until the ideal marriage of flavors was reached.

Pernod Ricard Introduces Smithworks Vodka

The debut of Smithworks is also coupled with the excitement of officially raising a glass with an essential member of the Smithworks family: award-winning country music star and fellow Heartland native, Blake Shelton.

The Sazerac Company Completes Purchase of Southern Comfort

Sazerac will be developing its comprehensive global strategy for Southern Comfort in the coming months, including evaluating the current assortment of Southern Comfort product offerings and packaging before making determinations about any specific changes or new additions.

SKYY Vodka Introduces Two New SKYY Infusions Varieties

SKYY Vodka, the American-made vodka steeped with the innovative and progressive spirit of California, is expanding its popular Infusions line, adding two new flavors to its portfolio: SKYY Infusions Honeycrisp Apple and SKYY Infusions Tropical Mango.

Copper & Kings Launches CR&FTWERK American Brandy

Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. is launching the CR&FTWERK series of small batch, American Brandy aged for 12 months in oak barrels previously used to age eclectic American craft beers from 3 Floyds, Sierra Nevada, Oskar Blues and Against the Grain breweries.

The Baltimore Whiskey Co. Opens Bottle Reservations for Barrel #001 of Rye Whiskey

"We are extremely excited,” said Max Lents, owner. “It’s the first barrel of rye whiskey distilled in Baltimore since distilling left the city decades ago, and it's something that can never happen again. It would be a shame to blend the first barrel of Baltimore distilled rye, so we're releasing it in a limited, single barrel format.”

Republic Tequila Releases Limited Edition Extra Añejo

Aged for over three years in eight carefully selected charred oak bourbon barrels, Republic Tequila Extra Añejo will be the fourth product in the Republic Tequila family, and the crown jewel of the brand.

The Pogues Irish Whiskey Now Available in U.S.

The eponymous Irish whiskey from The Pogues, whose Celtic take on punk took rock by storm in the '80s, is now available to band fans and finer whiskey lovers alike in the U.S., after rolling out in the U.K. last fall.