Taste Radio Insider Ep. 17: Crafted & Fancy — Where The Money Is Flowing in Specialty & Spirits

From artisanal foods to craft spirits, this episode explores the evolving landscape for speciality food and distilled beverages. Rabobank’s Steven Rannekleiv discussed the emerging market for craft spirits and how the the investment community is evaluating the space. Specialty Food Association President Phil Kafarakis spoke about how specialty food has evolved in recent years and the ingredients and formulations that are shaping the future of the industry.

Uncle Billy’s Brewery Introduces New Muddy Water Coffee Liqueur

Uncle Billy’s Brewery & Smokehouse, is expanding its line of distilled spirits with the release of Muddy Water coffee liqueur. The “Brewstillery” on Barton Springs Road first introduced its distilled spirits program in the spring of this year with Uncle Billy’s Bourbon Whiskey and Vodka, followed by ready-to-drink craft cocktails in cans, and is now introducing its first liqueur.

Siempre Launches Siempre Tequila Añejo

Siempre is making its first new addition to its core range with the launch of an Añejo Tequila. Retailing at $90 a 750ml., Sempre Tequila Añejo is made from 100 percent Blue Weber Agave and is aged for 24 months in American Bourbon oak casks.

The Macallan Unveils The 1978 Vintage Scotch

The Macallan, the world’s most admired single malt Scotch whisky, has unveiled a new release to its highly regarded Fine & Rare collection, the 1978 vintage. This highly exclusive spirit will be limited to 243 bottles globally with only five bottles allocated to the US market this year.

Booker’s Bourbon Announces New Release

Booker's Bourbon, one of the few super-premium bourbons available uncut and unfiltered, is proud to announce its final and most special release of the year – Booker's 30th Anniversary Bourbon – celebrating the legacy of late Beam Master Distiller Booker Noe and the founding of his namesake brand three decades ago.

Still Austin Whiskey Co. to Launch a Bourbon Whiskey

Still Austin Whiskey Co. plans to release their first aged product, a bourbon whiskey, in Spring of 2019. The whiskey will feature 100% Texas-grown corn, rye and barley, grown by local farmers.

Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Announces Seasonal Offering

Basil Hayden's Bourbon, one of the fastest growing super-premium bourbons on the market, is thrilled to announce the release of a special, extra-aged seasonal offering, Basil Hayden's 10 Year Old Bourbon. Debuting on shelves in December 2018, Basil Hayden's 10 Year Old Bourbon will return in limited quantities for bourbon fans each holiday season.

Finger Lakes Distilling Releases New Whiskey

Finger Lakes Distilling is pleased to announce the release of a new whiskey, McKenzie Bottled-in-Bond Wheated Bourbon. This spirit is made from local corn (70%), red winter wheat (20%), and malted barley (10%).

Sesiòn Premium Tequila Debuts in U.S.

LOS ANGELES– Sesión Premium Tequila has announced its expansion to the United States, debuting in key states including New York, California, Florida, and Illinois later this month. Founded in Australia…