The big earthquake that rocked Napa this past weekend, destroying a huge horde of wine in the process, makes me think of how whiskey I own is stored. I keep a rather large collection in a climate controlled locker, but it sits on shelves. Perhaps cargo nets draped along the shelves to keep things in place? Do you have a way you secure your whiskey? Leave me your thoughts in the comments. Now on to this edition’s news.
- Spirits giant Diageo has broken ground on a new distillery in Kentucky that, when completed, will produce a lot of Bulleit bourbon, among other brands. Bourbon in short supply some say? Hard to believe that with new undertakings like this.
- Here’s one way the big boys with money to burn invest in collector grade whisky – self managed funds.
- A Tennessee name in whiskey is now producing it once again for the first time since 1909.
- Did you know the home of the largest distillery west of the Mississippi River is being planned in Montana? Well, now you do.
- Does bourbon aged at sea have different characteristics compared to what’s aged on land? Jefferson’s thinks so.
- Contrary to any rumors you might hear, Buffalo Trace plans to continue production of W.L. Weller and Elmer T. Lee. Please therefore stop your hoarding of these – thank you.
- Whiskey in Cincinnati, Ohio has been reborn under the moniker of a man once known as the King of Bootleggers.
- Canadian whisky is on the comeback trail after sitting on the cheap booze shelf for a long time.
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