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The best canned cocktails in Asia

Canned cocktails are here to stay, and these boxes are some of our top picks. By Holly Graham. What happened first? White claw or pandemic? Regardless, with the rise in popularity of hard seltzer – thanks to American’s Whiteclaw – and the bar’s pivot towards delivering cocktails during the pandemic, the canned cocktail has seen an increase in popularity around the world. . While there are plenty of hard seltzer on the market, we’ve handpicked some of the best canned cocktails and innovative tinnies available in Asia. COA x Young Master: La Paloma de Oaxaca (Hong Kong) Currently number one… Read More »The best canned cocktails in Asia

Hudson Whiskey Four Part Harmony

Bourbon Hudson Whiskey Four Part Harmony. Pioneering East Coast brand Hudson Whiskey introduced its oldest version to date: Four Part Harmony, a four-grain bourbon whiskey aged for at least seven years. The new version has the rich sweetness of corn, the crisp peppery notes of rye, the subtle subtlety of wheat and the light fruitiness of malted barley, the company reports. Tuthilltown Distillery was the first New York distillery to open after Prohibition, helping to rewrite state laws to allow this type of activity. “Hudson Whiskey has been looking forward to this moment from our humble beginnings in the upstate,… Read More »Hudson Whiskey Four Part Harmony

Exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits and beer business

Premiumisation takes the Oregon wine category to new heights September 13, 2021 Despite sobering conditions, the Oregon wine industry got a head start last year. Growth slowed somewhat in 2021, but high retail prices for Oregon wines continue to benefit producers statewide, especially as consumers move upmarket. Oregon wines boasted an average retail price per bottle of $ 15.78 per 750ml. in IRI chains from the start of the year through August 8, more than double the national average of $ 7.62. Oregon’s off-establishment table wine volume growth was modest 2.1% year-to-date according to IRI, but still outperformed wines from… Read More »Exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits and beer business

Tribucha Introduces SuperB Functional Soda At Publix This Month

Raleigh, North Carolina – Tribucha, manufacturer of a kombucha brand of the same name, leader in natural channels, announced the arrival of SuperB by Tribucha, a new range of long-life functional sodas rich in probiotics and postbiotics supporting the digestive health of a refreshing new way. Made only with organic ingredients, brewed with delicious flavors, SuperB (pronounced / soo-per-b /) is a true super drink, formulated with special live cultures grown for Tribucha through a patented process; these cultures remove the natural sugars from the liquid present before fermentation. The net result is a pure, superbly flavored soda with zero… Read More »Tribucha Introduces SuperB Functional Soda At Publix This Month

Firestone Walker Mind Haze Tropical Mixed Pack

Firestone Walker Brewing Company has launched their Mind Haze Tropical Hazy Mixed Pack. This release highlights three new flavors of Firestone Walker Mind Haze IPA: Tiki Smash, Hopical Crush and Citrus Cyclone. “Mind Haze canvas lends itself perfectly to different hops, fresh flavors and new ideas,” says master brewer Matt Brynildson. “This mixed pack gave us the opportunity to be creative and have fun reinventing the possibilities of flavors. Each beer is built on the main Mind Haze recipe, but they also come with their own tropical-inspired touches. The Mind Haze Tropical Hazy Mixed Pack is available in all Firestone… Read More »Firestone Walker Mind Haze Tropical Mixed Pack

Review: Vara High Desert Gin

Recently, we brought you reviews of Taylor Garrett whiskeys, a line of accelerated aging spirits produced in New Mexico. Vara is a gin made at a sister distillery, and since it’s not aged, there’s no tricks up the sleeves with this one. Double Distilled Gin includes a list of fairly simple but citrus-rich herbs including juniper, coriander seeds, sage, angelica root, nutmeg, star anise, cardamom. , tangerine, tangerine, orange, lemon, lime and grapefruit. The fruit is heavy on the nose: lots of orange and lime, with a slightly earthy base that evokes juniper and just a touch of sage. The… Read More »Review: Vara High Desert Gin

Incubator buys Nicholson Gin – The Spirits Business

Investment firm Sella Digital acquired the historic English brand Nicholson with the aim of re-establishing it as one of the world’s premium gins. Nicholson Gin was founded in 1736 by William Nicholson Described as Britain’s oldest brand of gin, Nicholson was founded in 1736. The brand is said to pioneer London Dry and flavored gins. At its peak, gin was available in over 100 countries around the world. It is currently stocked in several pubs and hotels in London, including The Goring and The Marylebone. Sella Digital acquired the brand for an undisclosed amount due to its “unrivaled history”. Alex… Read More »Incubator buys Nicholson Gin – The Spirits Business

Is Alcohol a Depressant or a Stimulant?

Most addictive substances fall into one of two categories: stimulants (“uppers”) or depressants (“downers”). These terms refer to the opposing effects that each category has on the central nervous system, which is made up of the brain and the spinal cord. Unlike other substances, alcohol is difficult to classify. It is associated with partying and socializing, but it can also slow down motor function and make you drowsy. So, is alcohol a depressant or a stimulant? In this article, we’ll answer this tricky question and discuss the impact of alcohol on the brain and body. What is a stimulant? Photo… Read More »Is Alcohol a Depressant or a Stimulant?

What About Me? Why Partners of Those with Substance Use Disorder Need Healing

Read Part I here. Quite often the books and treatment are focused on the partner with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and the spouses receive much less support but are equally distressed. This book validates the need for spouses to receive a clear path of recovery and support in their experience and strategies to work together to create a renewed marital dynamic. Love Without Martinis – How Couples Build Healthy Relationships In Recovery, Based On True Stories by Chantal Jauvin has just been released on SelectBooks. This book includes research from addiction specialists and sources as well as interviews with couples.… Read More »What About Me? Why Partners of Those with Substance Use Disorder Need Healing

How Long Have You Been Worrying About Your Drinking?

How long have you been worried about your alcohol consumption? Do you remember the first time you thought, “Okay, maybe I should do something about this? “ It may be older than you think. This kind of information is really important, but we are very good at memorizing it. In fact, I recently found out that I was wrong too … Key points: Why we are wrong When it comes to alcohol, our brains want to tell us that our alcohol consumption isn’t really a big deal. We want to believe it’s not bad enough for us to stop; that… Read More »How Long Have You Been Worrying About Your Drinking?

Much awaited Yamazaki 55 comes in limited quantity

In the highly anticipated very first worldwide release of Yamazaki 55, Maison Suntory pays homage to the passage of time and the legacy of the founding family of Japanese whiskey. Bottled in 2020, Yamazaki 55 – the oldest House of Suntory release in its history – celebrates the Japanese “Showa” era of the 1960s which represented a period of major change for the House of Suntory. Yamazaki 55 will be available in extremely limited quantities starting this month, with a suggested retail price of $ 60,000. This limited edition expression joins Yamazaki’s portfolio of award-winning whiskeys, including Yamazaki 12, Yamazaki… Read More »Much awaited Yamazaki 55 comes in limited quantity

This Malaysian speakeasy shares how they have adapted as a small business in COVID

Alicia Mak, founder of Atas Speakeasy in Ipoh, Malaysia, explains how her team has adapted to a wave of lockdowns. We have just started to reopen, but since March 18, 2020, Malaysia has been in containment of various phases. It has affected us in so many ways, many of which are no different from what is happening in other countries around the world. Businesses large and small have been hit hard and many have tried to stay relevant, while others have since closed, especially bars. Some business owners are learning and adapting, ensuring their businesses survive by introducing e-commerce in… Read More »This Malaysian speakeasy shares how they have adapted as a small business in COVID

What Vineyard Soils do for Wine Terroir

Grasping the underlying concept of terroir is like getting an all-access pass that helps unlock many of wine’s most confusing secrets. Terroir is the reason many countries label their wines by region – not grape variety – and the reason so many wineries say great wines are made in the vineyard, not in the cellar. Terroir is a French word meaning “land” or “soil” in common parlance, but the term has been adopted in the wine trade to refer to something quite different: the sensory traits of wine that are specific to the place. The word was first used in… Read More »What Vineyard Soils do for Wine Terroir

Exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits and beer business

Whiskey Advocate: With the Fred B. Noe distillery, Beam invests in experimentation September 10, 2021 Large distilleries fit the familiar metaphor of cruise ships: they are stable, strong, and well-endowed, but less able to respond quickly to new ideas than their smaller, more nimble counterparts. But many large distilleries are just as interested in innovation and experimentation as the smaller players. Kentucky’s largest distiller, the James B. Beam Distilling Co., solved this conundrum by opening a new, small-scale distillery on the campus of its Clermont facility. “Small,” however, is a relative term: this new distillery is expected to produce 65… Read More »Exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits and beer business

Ascent Protein Gains Distribution at Hannaford Supermarkets

DENVER, Col. – Ascent, one of the fastest growing sports nutrition companies in the United States, announced distribution to Hannaford supermarkets. Ascent Protein reclaimed water is now available in 130 Hannaford’s supermarkets in the North East. Hannaford will offer scavenging water with flavors of orange mango, fruit punch and pineapple coconut. Since its launch in 2016, Ascent has quickly grown into a leading sports nutrition brand. Ascent offers a full line of products that support “Athletes Who Eat Healthy, Work Hard and Are Committed to Their Nutritional Goals”. Ascent launched Recovery Water in 2020 as an extension of their clean,… Read More »Ascent Protein Gains Distribution at Hannaford Supermarkets

Ruddell’s Mill Rye Whiskey | Cheers

The Covered Bridges Whiskey Company has announced the addition of pure Kentucky rye to its flagship brand, Ruddell’s Mill. This rye complements the company’s Pure Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey, launched in select markets earlier this year. The brand takes its name from Isaac Ruddell. He founded a flour mill along Stoner Creek and the South Fork Licking River, creating the first industrial district in Bourbon County. Here, the mill processed the grains used for the production of early Kentucky whiskey. Ruddell’s Mill Kentucky Straight Rye has a high bill of mashed rye and a touch of malted barley. This rye mash… Read More »Ruddell’s Mill Rye Whiskey | Cheers

Review: Natural Light Sour Seltzers, Complete Lineup

Natty Light, the brand you know and love, is spreading its wings with many new products including, of course, a malt seltzer, which comes in four flavors. The twist? They are all sour – the very first sour seltzer, according to the company – so fans of the mouth-watering stuff can find them a refreshing alternative to sweeter (or bittersweet) offerings from other producers. Let’s taste this fascinating quartet. All are clear and canned at 6% abv. Natural tangy lemon seltzer – Sour with an indistinct fruity character, followed by notes of ReaLemon. The soft carbonation decreases over time in… Read More »Review: Natural Light Sour Seltzers, Complete Lineup

Prowein plans for 2022 return

The international Prowein trade fair is preparing for its return to school in March 2022. Prowein 2022 will take place in Düsseldorf, Germany The wine and spirits event takes place annually in Düsseldorf, Germany. However, the show has been canceled for the past two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Event organizers said preparations are in full swing to host the show from March 27-29, 2022. Organizers added that the show would be made possible by the recently passed Covid-19 Protection Ordinance, which provides the legal framework for hosting a trade fair amid the pandemic. It was updated in August… Read More »Prowein plans for 2022 return

Why Do People Get Addicted to Alcohol?

Substance abuse is common: about 10 percent of Americans have a drug use disorder at some point in their lives. If you are struggling with alcohol or any other substance, you are definitely not alone. Corn Why do people become addicted to alcohol and what makes it such a common problem in our society? Because we don’t talk openly enough about alcoholism and what it means to be an alcoholic, many people might not even realize they need help. For me, I had never even heard the word alcoholic or drug addict before entering treatment. When I first started drinking… Read More »Why Do People Get Addicted to Alcohol?

Goa, the Gin Capital of India

No, we are not saying move on Feni which is unique to Goa and think about developing yourself in its own way. Suddenly, in the past two years, despite the pandemic, around 15 Gin brands have been designed and launched across the country and 11 of them, yes a full team of brands, have their origin in Goa. What’s happening here in this beautiful coastal state? A lot ! And what is heartwarming is that young entrepreneurs, in their twenties and thirties, are the artisans. Well done to this young brigade. And he was a Goan – Cedric Vaz, it’s… Read More »Goa, the Gin Capital of India

The GlenAllachie 14-year-old Oloroso Wood Finish for the UK

Glenallachie, The award-winning Speyside Distillery has unveiled a limited edition whiskey created exclusively for the UK market. GlenAllachie 14-year-old Oloroso wood finish joins the innovative series of wood finishes. Presented at a natural cask strength of 55.4 percent, the 14 year old single malt is a small batch version, initially aged in first and second fill American oak barrels, before being again racked for over two years aging in Oloroso puncheons; personally purchased by whiskey industry mainstay Billy Walker. Walker has been widely acclaimed for his exceptional expertise in wood management and blending. After nearly half a century in the… Read More »The GlenAllachie 14-year-old Oloroso Wood Finish for the UK

Yamazaki 55 Japanese Single Malt Whisky

Yamazaki 55 Single Malt Japanese Whiskey. The House of Suntory has announced the first-ever global release of Yamazaki 55. Bottled in 2020, Yamazaki 55 – House of Suntory’s oldest release – celebrates the Japanese “Showa” era of the 1960s, according to the company, which represented a period of change for the House of Suntory. Limited quantities of Yamazaki 55, of which only 100 bottles were initially released in Japan in 2020, are reaching some global markets including the US, UK, mainland China and Taiwan later this month. In addition, Beam Suntory will donate $ 5,000 for each bottle in this… Read More »Yamazaki 55 Japanese Single Malt Whisky

Exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits and beer business

Tequila and mezcal explode in retail trade despite supply shortages September 10, 2021 Growing demand for agave spirits continues to outstrip supply, according to retailers in several states. “We’re not even close to meeting the demand for ultra-premiums,” says Jason Schneider, general manager and spirits buyer at Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, Calif. “Some brands have long lasting outages, but customers are exploring new options, so we don’t necessarily lose sales. “ Retailers adjust storage space for tequila as supply chain issues related to Covid and bottle shortages for some producers are addressed. Bottle Barn offers more than 400 references… Read More »Exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits and beer business

Drink of the Week: Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve 100 Proof

One of our favorite Negroni parents is the Boulevardier. A simple swap of bourbon instead of gin turns the classic three-ingredient gem into an extra warming blend. If you’re planning on enjoying a boulevard or two this Negroni week, do yourself a favor and get yourself a bottle of Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve 100 Proof. Aged in chiseled and charred American oak barrels and bottled at 100 degrees, this is a daring but balanced bourbon that gives off warm, vanilla spice notes that blend wonderfully with sweet vermouth and Campari. The charred barrel comes in as a subtle and pleasant… Read More »Drink of the Week: Coopers’ Craft Barrel Reserve 100 Proof

Expo East Concerns Grow, From Safety to Sampling

Members of the natural products industry have had a sense of deja vu the last few weeks as the fate of the annual trade show Natural Products Expo East has been a hot discussion topic. The September show, slated to be held in Philadelphia, will mark the first in-person trade show for most natural food and beverage companies since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Last year, show organizer New Hope shifted both Expo East and its sister show, Natural Products Expo West, to a virtual format in response to high infection rates, but this year the company is moving forward, having… Read More »Expo East Concerns Grow, From Safety to Sampling

Stella Artois Introduces Nonalcoholic Brew Liberté

As the non-alcoholic beer movement continues, Stella Artois is the latest with a new entry with Stella Artois Liberté. This 0.0% ABV option is available in the brand’s classic 11.2oz size. glass bottle and redesigned blue label. Stella Artois Liberté has a flavor of malt sweetness, crunchy hop bitterness and a clean finish, the company says. The new product will launch in September in select markets including New York, Washington DC, Miami and Philadelphia. “We are very happy to be able to offer fans our classic Stella Artois lager as an alcohol-free version of beer,” said Peter Van Overstraeten, vice… Read More »Stella Artois Introduces Nonalcoholic Brew Liberté

Review: The Irishman Founder’s Reserve and Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Walsh Whiskey is the home of Writers’ Tears and The Irishman, a more traditional brand that covers at least 8 expressions of Irish whiskey. Today we take a look at two of the most widely available bottlings, a traditional blend and a single malt. Both do not carry any declaration of age. Let’s dig. Irish whiskey The Irishman Founder’s Reserve – A 70% single malt and 30% single pot still triple distilled whiskey vatting (made with both malted and unmalted barley). A classic Irish expression, the nose is slightly pasty, with notes of butter cookies, lightly toasted wood and a… Read More »Review: The Irishman Founder’s Reserve and Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Alex Lawrence and Pietro Collina unveil Whitebox RTDs

Industry experts Alex Lawrence and Pietro Collina have introduced a range of eight canned cocktails through their new Whitebox brand, Spirits trade can exclusively reveal. The Whitebox team, gd: Roman Shabodalov, Pietro Collina, Alex Lawrence and Jack Wareing The ready-to-drink (RTD) industry is booming, with spirits giants and independent businesses looking to tap into the thirst for convenient cocktails. Today, two internationally renowned bartenders are putting their own mark on the category. Lawrence, the global bar manager of Mr Lyan Group, has teamed up with Collina, the bar manager at NoMad Hotel in London, to launch a range of RTDs,… Read More »Alex Lawrence and Pietro Collina unveil Whitebox RTDs

A Sober Observance: World Suicide Prevention Day

Last updated on September 10, 2021 On September 10, a sober celebration takes center stage: World Suicide Prevention Day. (Coincidentally, it falls a day before another dark anniversary.) Sponsored by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), the awareness campaign is a joint effort of the World Health Organization and the Federation. World for Mental Health. As coordinators of this global initiative, IASP raises awareness, reduces stigma, and offers hope and help. In addition, the IASP collaborates with other mental health organizations and promotes “evidence-based action to reduce the incidence of suicide and suicidal behavior”. Gabriel’s photo for unsplash In… Read More »A Sober Observance: World Suicide Prevention Day

One Small Shift Can Make A Big Difference

I was 37 when I gave birth to my youngest son. Unhappy and feeling trapped in an emotionally damaging relationship that I had only been in for a year, I struggled to juggle the demands of having a newborn baby with my already hectic life and issues. I had quit drinking and smoking by the time I decided to continue the pregnancy. I knew that after 16 years of drug and alcohol abuse, heavy smoking, and neglecting to self-care, I had to do whatever I could to make sure he was healthy. I (without realizing it) replaced wine and cider… Read More »One Small Shift Can Make A Big Difference

Radico Khaitan to launch 3 Premium Whiskies in the next two years

The performance of liquor maker Radico Khaitan has been exemplary in these difficult times, underscored by record sales and profits. With expectations of continued earnings and growth, the company is on track to improve performance in these difficult times. The Chief Operating Officer of Radico Khaitan Limited, Mr. Amar Sinha provides an overview of the company’s performance in these times of Covid. Is Radico focusing on premium brown spirits for growth? Amar Sinha (Sinha): Yes. Radico Khaitan has a wide range of products – 15 organically grown brands, including 5 millionaire brands – so we have something for every age… Read More »Radico Khaitan to launch 3 Premium Whiskies in the next two years

Two new duty-free exclusive whiskies from Jack Daniel’s

Brown-Forman has developed Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Travelers, especially for Global Travel Retail and is launching it exclusively with Gebr. Heinemann. This unique series was created for whiskey drinkers looking for taste adventures, as well as for their travels. Tennessee Travelers ‘Sweet and Oaky’ showcases flavors of caramel, vanilla and toasted oak, which come from handcrafted barrels, while Tennessee Travelers ‘Bold and Spicy’ travels the world of grain-derived flavors, with notes of caramel, dry baking spices and a peppery finish. “The demands of family life and the operations of his distillery never allowed Mr. Jack to venture far from Lynchburg, Tennessee,… Read More »Two new duty-free exclusive whiskies from Jack Daniel’s

Ballast Point Victory at Sea in Cans

Point Victory at Sea ballast now in cans. With cooler months on the horizon, Ballast Point launched its flagship product Victory at Sea Imperial Porter in 4 packs of 16 oz. cans. First brewed in 2007 as a draft selection, Victory at Sea made such a splash that Ballast Point began bottling it seasonally in 2009. Releasing it for the first time in stores. cans marks the brewery’s packaging change from glass bottles to 12 oz. . and 16 oz. aluminum cans exclusively for its entire portfolio by 2022. Victory at Sea Imperial Porter is 10% ABV with 60 IBUs.… Read More »Ballast Point Victory at Sea in Cans

Exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits and beer business

Impact “Hot Prospects”: winners in the category of California main wines, Prosecco and Rosé September 9, 2021 The beverage industry has undergone many changes recently, and the wine category is no exception as consumers are drawn to new offerings such as low-calorie wines, bottled spirits aged in barrels, and wine-based cocktails. . All of these trends are featured on Impact’s annual “Hot Prospects” wine list, revealing rising brands poised to exert a significant influence on the category in the years to come. Amid all the changes, there are some long-standing trends that remain in place, of course. Premium California wines,… Read More »Exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits and beer business

Mortal Expands Nationwide & Completes First Raise To Fund Rapid Growth

BOULDER, Colo. – Mortal, a Boulder-based beverage company producing Mortal Kombucha and Mortal XXX Hard Kombucha is set to have its best commercial year yet. Its milestones include triple-digit sales growth, new markets and store locations across the United States, the completion of their first fundraiser, and the launch of hard kombucha in Colorado. SALES & DISTRIBUTION It’s not everyday that a small-batch beverage brand explodes (in a good way) across the country, and Mortal has its distribution partners KeHE and UNFl to credit for the rapid growth already achieved in 2021: up nearly 500% year-on-year. Mortal’s eight kombucha flavors… Read More »Mortal Expands Nationwide & Completes First Raise To Fund Rapid Growth

Maestro Dobel Pavito Pechuga Tequila

Maestro Dobel Tequila founder and 11th generation tequila maker Juan Dobel has announced the limited edition release of Maestro Dobel Pavito, a pechuga tequila. Featuring seasonal Mexican fruits and spices, Pavito also uses “pechuga” – or turkey breast – to flavor and elevate tequila, the company says. “Maestro Dobel is renowned for producing modern expressions of tequila, rooted in family tradition and generations of fine craftsmanship and craftsmanship,” said Juan Dobel, founder of Maestro Dobel Tequila. “Pavito is the ultimate expression of our commitment to tradition and innovation, inspired by ancestral techniques to create this one-of-a-kind tequila. We are excited… Read More »Maestro Dobel Pavito Pechuga Tequila

Review: Barrell Bourbon Batch 29

Yes, bourbon folks, it’s time for another Barrell Bourbon release. You knew it was coming, and here it is, lot 29. You thought I would say lot 30? Because this one has already hit the shelves too. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up, but we’ll try harder. I promise. Like lot 27 from last year, this mix is ​​the product of a fairly diverse age range, from six to a very good 16. Consistent with most other batches in recent memory, the component bourbons were distilled in Indiana, Tennessee, and, you guessed it, Kentucky. Let’s jump the top on this… Read More »Review: Barrell Bourbon Batch 29

Eva Longoria launches Tequila – The Spirits Business

Desperate housewives Star Eva Longoria entered the agave spirits category with the release of Casa Del Sol Tequila. Eva Longoria is the co-founder of Casa Del Sol Described as a tequila to sip, Casa Del Sol is inspired by Mayahuel, the Aztec goddess of agave, and translates to “house of the sun” in Spanish. Made from 100% Blue Weber agave from a rich clay soil in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, tequila comes in three variations: blanco, reposado, and añejo. Casa Del Sol is said to combine Mexican tradition with French heritage. The Tequila brand has teamed up with Laurent… Read More »Eva Longoria launches Tequila – The Spirits Business

How To Get Rid of Alcohol Breath —Is It Possible?

The breath of alcohol can be very embarrassing, especially if you have a place to go or someone to impress. And if you’ve ever noticed the looming smell of alcohol in your breath after a night out, you know how difficult it is to get rid of it. Even chewing gum and mints do not mask the smell for long. But why is that? How long does alcohol breath last and why is it so hard to get rid of? Below we will see how to get rid of alcohol breath, the myths about the facts around it, and how… Read More »How To Get Rid of Alcohol Breath —Is It Possible?

I Gave Up Custody So I Could Get Well

I fucking HATE being honest with myself when it comes to the shit that really matters. This is how it started; the most difficult email I have ever written. I remember having to squint through endless tears to even see well enough to type the words. Maybe the memory is so vivid because it’s barely two weeks since I forced myself to write it down. I had spoken to a lot of women about my situation, but I knew Julie, the founder of this blog, had experienced something very similar. I wanted to share my achievement with her because I… Read More »I Gave Up Custody So I Could Get Well

AIDA races to meet blending 20% of petroleum products by 2025

After the Prime Minister’s call to mix 20% of the petroleum mixture with ethanol from 2030, there is an urgent need to increase capacity and increase the type of raw material needed to increase production in order to meet the required amount of ethanol needed to mix up to 20% ethanol. In an interview with Ambrosia V. Raina, Executive Director, AIDA describes the roadmap to achieve this as well as the new distilleries planned for the coming years. What is the current ethanol production capacity in India? The total ethanol production capacity is 473 crore liters which includes ethanol from… Read More »AIDA races to meet blending 20% of petroleum products by 2025

Smokehead Whisky launches pre-mixed single malt in a can

Smokehead Islay Single Malt Whiskey launched the very first pre-mixed single malt in a can. The launch of the brand new line of ready-to-drink products is Smokehead mixed with cola and Smokehead mixed with ginger and lime. Both servings come in 330ml cans and offer accessible flavors with that unmistakable Smokehead touch. They are priced at RRP £ 2.50 and they come with an ABV of 6 percent. They are available for purchase online through Amazon or Smokehead.com. Commenting on Smokehead’s latest innovative launch, Iain Weir, Smokehead Brand Manager, said: “There is a long-standing debate about whether a single malt… Read More »Smokehead Whisky launches pre-mixed single malt in a can

Margarita Cocktail Recipe Perfected

Who makes my heartbeat like thunder? Who makes my temperature rise? Of course you know it, Margarita-aaaaaaa! You’ve gotta believe it if Elvis Presley says it.  The Margarita is perhaps one of the most popular cocktails in the world. Americans consume almost 185,000 Margaritas per hour! A margarita is therefore not an insider tip for a busy bartender; it is a mass phenomenon.  The Margarita, like the Whiskey Sour, is exactly a sour cocktail. Even more precisely it belongs to the category of New Orleans Sours. Because of the very low sugar content, except from the liqueur, these drinks tend… Read More »Margarita Cocktail Recipe Perfected

What’s going on in your barrel? The science of barrel ageing

A brief overview of the science of barrel aging in spirits. By Tom Egerton. When it comes to aging spirits in oak barrels, not all woods are created equal and not all floors are the same. The selection of oak is as fundamental for spirits as the terroir is for wine. So what are the main oaks used by coopers around the world, and what do the different oaks confer on the final spirit? French oak Main oak species:Quercus Petraea: Durmast Oak, Sessile OakQuercus Pobur, Quercus Peduncolata: English oak or Truffle oak French oak is one of the most sought… Read More »What’s going on in your barrel? The science of barrel ageing

Lux Row Daviess County Double Barrel

Lux Row Bourbon Whiskey Daviess County Double Barrel. Lux Row Distillers and Ducks Unlimited (DU) have announced the release of Daviess County Double Barrel Bourbon. As an Official Licensed Partner of DU, Lux Row Distillers has created a new variant of Daviess County Bourbon that features a unique flavor profile, DU branded packaging and a name aimed at outdoor enthusiasts and bourbon drinkers, the company said. UD is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of endangered waterfowl habitat in North America. Founded in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved over 15 million acres thanks to contributions from over one million… Read More »Lux Row Daviess County Double Barrel

Best Oregon Pinot Noir Brands

Oregon’s climate offers an incredible Pinot Noir. It’s hard to narrow it down to a few, but here’s a quick guide to get you started. But before we go any further, if you absolutely need to be convinced that you should drink Pinot Noir, here it is: Pinot Noir is the the healthiest type of wine you can drink. It beats all the other reds (and whites and rosés). It contains the highest level of resveratrol (an antioxidant compound) which improves heart and brain health and insulin sensitivity. Convinced? Now that you’re an even bigger fan of this wine, if… Read More »Best Oregon Pinot Noir Brands

Exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits and beer business

Whiskeys and pre-mixed cocktails top Impact’s Hot Prospects list September 7, 2021 Each year, the ‘Hot Prospects’ Impact spirits list offers a glimpse into the future of the largest spirits category, and 2021 is no exception, with an influx of pre-mixed and canned cocktails earning their place on the honor roll alongside the continued rise of American whiskeys. While tequila continues to be one of the hottest categories on the market, this year only four made the list, compared to six tequilas and one mezcal last year. Overall, American whiskeys including Bourbon, Rye, Tennessee Whiskey, etc. again lead the pack,… Read More »Exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits and beer business

Survey: Food Industry Makes Progress on Diversity with Room to Improve

Free electronic newsletters: BevNET Daily NOSH (Natural Food) Brewbound.com (craft beer) BevNET Beverage School is an on-demand video learning tool and online community designed for entrepreneurs and newcomers to the food and beverage industry. Learn moreSubscribe Click to see the current number Published 6 times a year, BevNET Magazine is the industry’s leading magazine for trend analysis, innovation, marketing and product development. Recent issues Taste Radio from BevNET, the podcast for the beverage, food and beer industries. New episodes every Tuesday. Learn MoreGet on iTunes BevNET / NOSH switches to paid access. Become a founding member today to enjoy additional… Read More »Survey: Food Industry Makes Progress on Diversity with Room to Improve

Jim Beam Announces Fred B. Noe Distillery

James B. Beam Distilling Co. unveiled the Fred B. Noe Distillery, dedicated to seventh-generation master distiller Jim Beam Fred Noe. At the helm of this new distillery is Noe’s son, eighth-generation beam distiller Freddie Noe. The new site will produce several of Beam’s brands, including the annual Freddie’s Little Book Whiskey blend series, as well as future innovations. “Our new distillery is truly the heart and soul of the Beam heritage,” says Fred Noe. “Years ago, after my father, Booker Noe, created the original bourbons in small batches, he turned to me to welcome more whiskey drinkers into our family… Read More »Jim Beam Announces Fred B. Noe Distillery

Review: Beak & Skiff Organic CBD Sparkling Water Mango Lime

There is no shortage of inventiveness or limits in sight for the use of CBD, which appears ubiquitous in everything from lotions to candies to sparkling water, the latter the subject of this review with the latest offering. by Beak & Skiff: Organic, sparkling CBD infused water with a lime mango flavor. (We recently reviewed some of their hard ciders.) In fact, Beak & Skiff actually offers a range of CBD products, including oils, balms, edibles, and a variety of drinks in addition to this one. As a quick, non-authoritative tutorial, CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is a component… Read More »Review: Beak & Skiff Organic CBD Sparkling Water Mango Lime

Chivas Brothers fined £50,000 after accident

Pernod Ricard’s Chivas Brothers branch has been ordered to pay a fine of £ 50,000 (US $ 68,970) after an engineer was run over at its bottling plant. Chivas Brothers produces a blend of Scotch Chivas Regal Scotland’s Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) fined Chivas Brothers and the Fire Protection Group (FPG) £ 50,000 each for violating health and safety rules between December 20, 2016 and 22 February 2017. The companies pleaded guilty to the violation at Dumbarton Sheriff Court near Glasgow on August 24, 2021. On February 22, 2017, an FPG engineer was trapped and run over… Read More »Chivas Brothers fined £50,000 after accident

Alcohol Addiction Statistics and Facts in the United States

Many people in the United States have felt the impact of alcohol abuse on their own lives, but few realize the true impact of alcohol and alcohol addiction on the nation as a whole. Alcohol is linked to many health problems, injuries and deaths across the country, and also places a significant economic burden on the United States and its taxpayers. Below, we’ll share some of the most important alcohol and alcoholism statistics in America, and what you need to know about alcoholism in the United States. General statistics on alcohol and alcoholism in the United States Photo by Timothy… Read More »Alcohol Addiction Statistics and Facts in the United States

10 Tips For A Sane And Sober Summer

For some reason, summer always seems like a tough season to stay sober. Maybe because of the energy it brings, or the increased number of grills and alcoholic drinks that occur. Granted, I didn’t need the excuse of summer to grab my drink, but I’m sure I used it anyway. If you’re new to sobriety, or you’re like me and a little nostalgic, here are 10 tips for a healthy, sober summer. Stay connected to other sober people. Whether through online chats / support groups or face to face meetings, you can never have too many sober people in your… Read More »10 Tips For A Sane And Sober Summer

I Want To Quit But My Partner Still Drinks

“I want to stop drinking, but my partner won’t stop.” “I don’t think I can do it alone. “ I know it can be difficult when you’re thinking about quitting alcohol, but your other half isn’t planning on changing. So how do you navigate this? There is one important thing you need to remember, as I explain in this video: Key points: Having a drinking partner doesn’t have to be a problem If you’re adamant that you can’t quit unless your partner does, here’s what you need to know: About half of the women I work with have husbands and… Read More »I Want To Quit But My Partner Still Drinks

Chivas Brothers appoints new Chief Executive

Dumbarton-based distiller Chivas Brothers has a new managing director and chairman. Chivas Brothers, part of the Pernod Ricard drinks empire, recently appointed Jean-Etienne Gourgues as its head. Mr. Gourgues replaces Jean-Christophe Coutures, who left the company in July after three years in this position. Mr. Gourgues was until recently Managing Director of Pernod Ricard China. The company said in a statement: “Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whiskey business of Pernod Ricard, can confirm the appointment of Jean-Etienne Gourgues as Chairman and CEO effective July 1, 2021. “Jean-Etienne joined Chivas Brothers from Pernod Ricard China, where he held the position of Managing… Read More »Chivas Brothers appoints new Chief Executive

Smoke Point #3 to enamour whisky lovers

The third batch of Shelter Point’s most popular peat-influenced whiskey has arrived. It’s called Smoke Point # 3. This smoky single malt delight has been aged in old bourbon casks for five years and finished in casks previously used by a famous Islay distillery, for over two years. The whiskey is made from 100% malted barley and bottled at 53% alcohol in alcohol. Smoke Point # 3 is available in 750ml (89.99 USD) and 350ml (47.50 USD) bottles. The whiskey gives off notes of sweet caramel, vanilla and medicinal smoke and a distant campfire on the nose. The palate is… Read More »Smoke Point #3 to enamour whisky lovers

Grapefruit Margarita – a Tarty-Citrusy Spin to the Original Margarita

Did you know that February is celebrated as National Grapefruit Month in the United States? And did you know we have the right recipe for you to celebrate? Yes, we are talking about grapefruit margaritas. Another popular variation of the classic lime margarita, which is just as easy to prepare and gives a tangy citrus touch and a lovely pink color to the original drink. Grapefruit is a relatively recent fruit, found only in the middle of the 18th century and comes from the citrus family. While limes and oranges are generally preferred, grapefruit has also made its own niche… Read More »Grapefruit Margarita – a Tarty-Citrusy Spin to the Original Margarita

Breakthru Names Bené as President, CEO

Breakthru Beverage Group has appointed Tom Bené President and CEO. National alcoholic beverage distributor Breakthru Beverage Group has named its next President and CEO. Appointed by the board of directors of the company, Tom Bené will occupy these management positions, as of October 4, 2021. As the leader of Breakthru, Bené will advance the next phase of the company’s evolution by focusing on growth and expansion, the company says, accelerating technology and innovation. He has 30 years of leadership experience. Most recently, Bené was President and CEO of the National Restaurant Association. Previously, he was President, President and CEO of… Read More »Breakthru Names Bené as President, CEO

Best Boxed Red Wine Brands

Have you ever come home from a long day at work, slumped on your couch, poured yourself a nice glass of red wine and found your wine has turned sour? Yeah, so do we. This is one of the many reasons why you should buy canned red wine the next time you go to the grocery store instead of your regular bottled wine. What is canned wine? Boxed wine is just your ordinary plain old wine, but in a box. Okay, well, it’s in a plastic bag with a nozzle, sealed tight, then put in a box. Just like traditional… Read More »Best Boxed Red Wine Brands

Exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits and beer business

Direct Chat with Wine Spectator: Barbara Banke of Jackson Family Wines September 3, 2021 Wine Spectator editor-in-chief MaryAnn Worobiec recently spoke to Barbara Banke, president and owner of Jackson Family Wines, as part of Straight Talk with Wine Spectator magazine’s Instagram Live interview series. Banke, whose husband and business partner Jess Jackson died in 2011, oversees a portfolio that spans Chile, France, Italy and other countries, in addition to many national brands such as Kendall-Jackson, Cambria, La Crema and Murphy-Goode, among many others. Prior to his winemaking career, Banke practiced constitutional law with an emphasis on land use cases. During… Read More »Exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits and beer business

Functional Wellness Brand Zolt Expands Online And Retail Distribution Across New Channels

NEW YORK – Zolt, the modern wellness brand behind the next generation of herbal superdrinks, today announced the expansion of its distribution to Harmon and Bed Bath & Beyond. Shoppers can now find Zolt in nearly 300 stores nationwide, as well as online. These new retail partnerships come at a time when health conscious consumers are looking to feel and perform better with ease, taste and convenience. Harmon and Bed Bath & Beyond will offer an exclusive selection of herbal mixie stick formulations for focus, balance, immunity and sleep. Zolt harnesses the potential of plants based on plant terpenes –… Read More »Functional Wellness Brand Zolt Expands Online And Retail Distribution Across New Channels

Twin Peaks Acquired By FAT Brands

Restaurant franchise company FAT Brands announced in September that it had agreed to acquire sports bar and grill chain Twin Peaks for $ 300 million. Dallas-based Twin Peaks, founded in 2005, had been owned since March 2019 by a subsidiary of leading New York-based investment firm Garnett Station. FAT Brands currently owns 14 restaurant brands, including Fatburger, Johnny Rockets, Great American Cookies, Hot Dog on a Stick, Hurricane Grill & Wings, Yalla Mediterranean and Ponderosa and Bonanza Steakhouses, and franchises over 2,000 units worldwide. The acquisition of Twin Peaks will expand the FAT brand portfolio of fast food, casual and… Read More »Twin Peaks Acquired By FAT Brands

Review: 2019 Vento di Mare Grillo Sicilia DOC

Once exclusively a blend varietal for Madeira wine due to its high sugar content, the grillo has since gained its full value, and is now common as a Sicilian table wine. This offer from Vento di Mare is organic and quite affordable. Kicking off on the sweet side (perhaps unsurprisingly), this wine starts with fresh lemon and then evolves into tropical notes, with pineapple and a bit of guava in the mix. As the palate progresses to the finish, hints of melon emerge alongside an accentuating floral character, where hints of salty minerality clash with what is ultimately a dominant,… Read More »Review: 2019 Vento di Mare Grillo Sicilia DOC

Booze Banter: our go-to drinks for autumn

Welcome to Booze Banter, where we share the bottles, bars and trends we are most passionate about. As fall approaches, we’re revealing the cocktails we’ll sip as the leaves turn. The SB team shares its essential cocktails for fall September is off to a good start, marking the start of a season filled with trade shows, bar openings and a host of industry events. Our busy agendas mean we’ll undoubtedly be sampling a variety of exciting new services, but we’re also making space to revisit some of our favorites. So which cocktails will be our favorite drinks for fall? Read… Read More »Booze Banter: our go-to drinks for autumn

Holding an Intervention With Compassion

Watching a loved one struggle with alcoholism is one of the most difficult things a person can go through. And at some point, you may decide it’s time to take action. However, the interventions do not always go well. At worst, there can be yelling, screaming, blaming, all of which can cut off communication or cause a loved one to feel tied up. In these cases, it is common for the person to back down and reject any solution. If you want to avoid this situation and move closer to meaningful change, it is crucial to express your concerns with… Read More »Holding an Intervention With Compassion

Your Messy Guts Matter. Please Share Them.

“Nah. Not today. Maybe tomorrow. Maybe you’ll matter enough tomorrow. A friend posted this on Facebook today, about something she’s going through, something she’s been through, and it hit me hard. People commented, poured out love and told her that she matters right now. She matters so much, and I’m sure she knows it, but for someone else in her life – who may hold the key to a new beginning that has been denied to her for so long – it doesn’t seem not that it matters. I understand. My current situation is different, but I am facing my… Read More »Your Messy Guts Matter. Please Share Them.

Allied Blenders & Distillers appoints Mr. Shekhar Ramamurthy as Executive Deputy Chairman

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Allied Blenders & Distillers Private Limited recently announced the appointment of Shekhar Ramamurthy as Executive Vice President of the Company effective July 1, 2021. He replaces Nick Blasquez, who left ABD Private Limited to pursue other professional interests. Mr. Kishore Chhabria, President, expressed his gratitude to Nick Blasquez for his contributions and the transformational journey he has guided during his tenure. Shekhar Ramamurthy has spent more than three decades with UB Group in various management positions, the most recent of which was as Managing Director of United Breweries Limited. He is… Read More »Allied Blenders & Distillers appoints Mr. Shekhar Ramamurthy as Executive Deputy Chairman

Skene Reserve Macallan 1989 30 Year Old floats in

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Skene Scotch Whiskey has just released a Skene Reserve Macallan 1989 30 year old, which was taken from 1st fill Oloroso single cask 152034. This naturally dark beauty was distilled in May 1989 and bottled in September 2019, at a cask strength of 43.2% ABV. The cask only yielded about a hundred bottles. Some of this whiskey went to Japan. Skene Scotch Whiskey has kept the rest of the whiskey in glass on bail, with the intention of releasing it in new super premium packaging. However, due to many challenges with… Read More »Skene Reserve Macallan 1989 30 Year Old floats in

Make a Delicious Strawberry Margarita in Minutes

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Every season is margarita season. There is a unique punch of this cocktail for every unique occasion. If you want to start with the fruity variations of the margarita, we suggest you start with Strawberry Margarita. As the name suggests, it’s the magic of the sweet red berries added to the classic lime margarita, which is usually sugar-free. It’s easy and simple to do but extremely refreshing. Strawberries bring juiciness and eye-catching red color to this classic cocktail. INGREDIENTS A strawberry margarita is just 5 simple ingredients: Strawberries (fresh / frozen)… Read More »Make a Delicious Strawberry Margarita in Minutes

Maestro Dobel Pavito Pechuga Tequila

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Tequila Maestro Dobel Pavito Pechuga. Maestro Dobel Tequila founder and 11th generation tequila maker Juan Dobel has announced the limited edition release of Maestro Dobel Pavito, a pechuga tequila. Featuring seasonal Mexican fruits and spices, Pavito also uses “pechuga” – or turkey breast – to flavor and elevate tequila, the company says. “Maestro Dobel is renowned for producing modern expressions of tequila, rooted in family tradition and generations of fine craftsmanship and craftsmanship,” said Juan Dobel, founder of Tequila Maestro Dobel. “Pavito is the ultimate expression of our commitment to tradition… Read More »Maestro Dobel Pavito Pechuga Tequila

Best Sweet White Wine Brands

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY As you know, sweet white wines come in many forms and are made by various manufacturers. With that in mind, it can be quite difficult to find the best – it’s not as easy as just walking into your nearest store and picking up the first bottle of white you see. Why? Well, it probably won’t be worth it! But, don’t worry, we’re here to point you to the best mellow white wines, so you’ll be well informed the next time you’re sent out for a wine race. Sweet White Wine… Read More »Best Sweet White Wine Brands

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GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY News Alert: Pernod Ricard takes a minority stake in Luc Belaire Marketer Sovereign Brands September 1, 2021 Pernod Ricard has taken a minority stake in Sovereign Brands, the company behind the successful French sparkling wine brand Luc Belaire. No financial details or the exact stake in Sovereign were disclosed. The agreement will allow Sovereign to maintain its day-to-day independence and the company will retain its current management and distribution network. The companies describe the deal as the first step in a long-term partnership that can lead to co-developed commercial and industrial… Read More »Exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits and beer business

Q&A with David Wondrich – Imbibe Magazine

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY If there has ever been one person qualified to put together a collection on the monumental subject of cocktails and spirits, it is David Wondrich. James Beard Award-winning author, beverage writer, cocktail historian, educator and doctorate in comparative literature, and former professor of English, Wondrich aligned his passion for beverages and research as the editor of The Oxford companion for spirits and cocktails (Oxford University Press). Working on the project for nearly a decade, Wondrich was assisted by Associate Editor Noah Rothbaum (together they host the Life behind bars podcast), and… Read More »Q&A with David Wondrich – Imbibe Magazine

Phillips Distilling Aims to Ignite Brand Innovation, Awareness

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Free electronic newsletters: BevNET Daily NOSH (Natural Food) Brewbound.com (craft beer) BevNET Beverage School is an on-demand video learning tool and online community designed for entrepreneurs and newcomers to the food and beverage industry. Learn moreSubscribe Click to see the current number Published 6 times a year, BevNET Magazine is the industry’s leading magazine for trend analysis, innovation, marketing and product development. Recent issues Taste Radio from BevNET, the podcast for the beverage, food and beer industries. New episodes every Tuesday. Learn MoreGet on iTunes BevNET / NOSH switches to paid… Read More »Phillips Distilling Aims to Ignite Brand Innovation, Awareness

Tröegs Hop Cyclone | Cheers

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Tröegs Independent Brewing has announced the release of its once-a-year Misty Double IPA, Hop Cyclone. The Hop Cyclone Mist begins with a list of grains of pilsner malt, Vienna malt, and wheat, which help maintain the hop oils that would normally fall off during fermentation, according to the company. The combination of Citra, Sabro, Simcoe and Sultana hops provides notes of ripe pineapple, sweet citrus, and juicy peach, while London 3 yeast does the work of fermenting this big Double IPA while reinforcing its tropical notes. . Hop Cyclone takes its… Read More »Tröegs Hop Cyclone | Cheers

Review: 2020 Left Coast Cellars White Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The expression of Left Coast white wine over pinot noir doesn’t often leave a lasting impression on me, but the estate seems to have found something for 2020 and has turned out to be a true delight. Fresh notes of lemon-lime, green apple and clean minerals give the impression of a more traditional white wine, with ample acidity bringing the finish to a refreshing and cleansing note. Although a bit simplistic, it presents a big improvement over the greener, more vegetal character this wine has exhibited in the past. B +… Read More »Review: 2020 Left Coast Cellars White Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

Caribbean rum and the fight to protect provenance

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Caribbean rum producers are keen to excel in Europe, but efforts are hampered by indifference from regulators who refuse to back the industry’s call for clearer proof of provenance, Tom Bruce reports -Gardyne. Caribbean rum makers seek category protection and regulation in Europe * This feature was originally published in the June 2021 issue of Spirits trade magazine. Last October, LVMH launched its super premium Cuban rum Eminente – a seven-year-old blend of aguardientes and light rums at the suitably premium price of £ 47 (US $ 66). The company couldn’t… Read More »Caribbean rum and the fight to protect provenance

“Alcohol Delivery Near Me”: Is It Always a Good Thing?

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Last updated on September 1, 2021 In 2021, Americans will be able to have virtually any product delivered right to their doorstep: food, clothing, medicine and, of course, alcohol. The rise of alcohol delivery apps (and their ease of use) has led to an increase in home alcohol consumption. As we’ll see in this article, for those trying to get rid of alcohol, take out alcohol isn’t always a good thing. Online food and drink delivery services are booming Photo by Paolo Feser for unsplash In a crowded area, the current… Read More »“Alcohol Delivery Near Me”: Is It Always a Good Thing?

Glenmorangie and Ardbeg Single Malt Whiskies crowned as the Best Whiskies of the 2021

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The 2021 edition of the International Whiskey Competition was held May 12-16 in Colorado, United States, where a professional tasting panel of whiskey, wine and beer connoisseurs met to determine the best whiskeys of 2021. Ardbeg Uigadail became “Best Whiskey of the Year”, while Glenmorangie Vintage 1997 took second. Dr Bill Lumsden of The Glenmorangie Company won the distinguished title of “Master Distiller of the year ”, testifying to his vast experience, his consistency and his mastery in the art of distilling and creating remarkable whiskeys. As six of the top… Read More »Glenmorangie and Ardbeg Single Malt Whiskies crowned as the Best Whiskies of the 2021

The Leela Goa appoints Satish Kumar P. as new GM

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has appointed Satish Kumar P. General Manager of the luxury resort, The Leela Goa. Satish has over two decades of illustrious industry exposure in the hospitality segment in India, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Indonesia. A pre-opening specialist, he has successfully launched eight luxury hotels in different geographic areas. In his new role, he will be responsible for achieving goals by developing and implementing strategic sales and marketing plans and initiatives as part of the hotel’s ongoing efforts to deliver exceptional customer service coupled with a… Read More »The Leela Goa appoints Satish Kumar P. as new GM

Mango Margaritas – Oh So Delicious

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Mango Margarita is one of the most popular fruity variations of the classic Margarita cocktail. This tropical fruit brings tons of juiciness to the flavor, a sunny luminosity to the color and a silky sweetness to the texture of the drink. Classic lime margaritas are made with tequila, lime and triple sec. Just add some mango to it and you have a Mango Margarita. You can modify the recipe by choosing different types of mangoes and toppings to suit your taste. You can choose frozen or fresh mangoes for this drink,… Read More »Mango Margaritas – Oh So Delicious

Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Bourbon Four Roses 2021 Limited Edition Small Batch. The Four Roses distillery has announced the release of its small 2021 limited edition batch. It is an annual expression with a unique recipe. Unfiltered and bottled at 114.2 proofs, the 2021 Limited Edition Small Lot includes different lots, ranging in age from 12 to 16 years old. These lots represent four of the 10 bourbon recipes. The 2021 version features a 16-year-old bourbon from the OBSV recipe, a 14-year-old OBSQ, a 12-year-old OESK, and a 16-year-old OESV. “Hand picking the barrels to… Read More »Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch

Best Aged Rum Brands

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY What exactly is rum? Rum is a fermented and distilled spirit made from sugarcane juice and / or other by-products such as molasses. Rum starts off as a clear spirit and gets its rich color as it ages in oak barrels. Rum is made in many countries around the world today, but the best of the best rums are still produced in the Caribbean and Latin America. Rum aging is usually done in used casks that were previously used to make whiskey, but aging can also take place in other types… Read More »Best Aged Rum Brands

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GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Disaronno relies on innovation to accelerate American growth August 31, 2021 At first glance, 2020 has been a difficult year for new product launches, doubly so for entries into the world without an identity or established customer base. Flying against this conventional wisdom, Disaronno International has launched a number of new offerings over the past year with a strong initial response. “2020 has been our year of innovation, having had no innovation in our portfolio, in the case of the Disaronno brand, for 500 years,” Ray Stoughton, executive vice president and… Read More »Exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits and beer business

Hornitos Tequila And San Francisco Giants Team Up For “Winning Shot” Contest

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Big tequila brand Hornitos Tequila has announced it is teaming up with the San Francisco, Calif. Giants in the ‘Winning Shot’ contest, where fans 21 and older can shoot on and off the field. for the opportunity to earn up to $ 1,000,000 in cash by submitting the snapshot (s) they want to take in life to improve themselves and advance their community – whether it’s starting a new business, becoming an artist or start a charity. California fans can go to HornitosAShotWorthTaking.com and submit a brief description of the photo… Read More »Hornitos Tequila And San Francisco Giants Team Up For “Winning Shot” Contest

Late-summer Wine Picks From The Ritz

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY With summer coming to an end, guests are looking to embrace the flavors of the season and celebrate what’s left of the warmer weather. Tyler Smith, wine director and sommelier at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, suggests a few distinct wines to taste at the end of the summer season. Smith also shares the best culinary pairings that bring out the flavor profiles of each bottle. All wines are on the menu at Manzanita, the signature restaurant of the luxury hill station. Paco y Lola, Albariño, Rias Biaxas (Spain), 2020 and 2019… Read More »Late-summer Wine Picks From The Ritz

Review: Wines of Raptor Ridge, 2021 Releases

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Raptor Ridge is a Willamette Valley-based grower of typical Oregon grapes – plus a few twists, one of which we take a look at below in this roundup of three warm, time-friendly white wines from this operation based. in Newberg. 2019 Raptor Ridge Pinot Gris Willamette Valley – A classic expression of Pinot Gris, floral and fruity in equal parts, with notes of lemon, overripe apple, grapefruit and honeysuckle well represented. It’s a bit smooth on the finish, with hints of sesame and coconut present, but the overall presentation seems fair… Read More »Review: Wines of Raptor Ridge, 2021 Releases

‘Unjustified’ American whiskey tariff must end

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Five-year tariff truce between US, UK and EU is a ‘good first step’, but the remaining ‘unwarranted’ tax on US whiskey should also be removed, Spirits chairman said Europe. Christian Porta keeps “the hope” that the problem of American whiskey prices will be solved Talk to Spirits trade in July, Christian Porta, president of Spirits Europe, welcomed the suspension of tariffs in the context of the long-standing Airbus-Boeing dispute. Porta said: “In either case, the spirits industry has nothing to do with the global conflict. There is no connection with the… Read More »‘Unjustified’ American whiskey tariff must end

Building a Support System in Recovery

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY During addiction and recovery, you may have times when you feel alone in the world. You might feel like you’ve pushed your loved ones away or moved away from your friends over time. These feelings of isolation make it difficult to overcome addiction, which is why finding support on your recovery journey is so vital. Below, we’ll discuss the importance of a support system, what a healthy system looks like, and how to create a supportive system in recovery that helps you stay on track. What does a healthy support system… Read More »Building a Support System in Recovery

10 Tips For A Sane And Sober Summer

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY For some reason, summer always seems like a tough season to stay sober. Maybe because of the energy it brings, or the increased number of grills and alcoholic drinks that occur. Granted, I didn’t need the excuse of summer to grab my drink, but I’m sure I used it anyway. If you’re new to sobriety, or you’re like me and a little nostalgic, here are 10 tips for a healthy, sober summer. Stay connected to other sober people. Whether through online chats / support groups or face to face meetings, you… Read More »10 Tips For A Sane And Sober Summer

3 Mindset Mistakes That Make Sobriety Harder

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY September is almost here and that back to school feeling is in the air. If you’ve been drinking more than you expected in the past few months, now is a good time to move on and get back on track. In today’s video, I’m talking about how to avoid 3 common mindset mistakes (which can make sobriety a lot harder than it should be.) Key points: Mindset Mistake 1: Turning “I don’t want” into a big deal In other areas of life, we don’t let “but I don’t want” discourage us.… Read More »3 Mindset Mistakes That Make Sobriety Harder

‘Black Jewel’, Goa’s first Craft Gin

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY A common thread between all artisanal gin makers is that they are sort of globetrotters and well off. And these trips make them richer (I’m not talking financially here). Take for example Cedric Vaz, director of Global Spirits and Foods and creator of Goa’s first artisanal gin, Black Jewel. It was during one of his trips to Europe between 2010 and 2012 that he noticed that gin was becoming popular and flourishing in certain European markets. “I could see it coming to India very soon, which motivated me to work on… Read More »‘Black Jewel’, Goa’s first Craft Gin

Casa BACARDÍ infuses virtual festivity across 25 countries

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY BACARDÍ organized another successful edition of its festival named Casa BACARDÍ. An ode to the brand’s Caribbean roots, the festival has taken a leap into the future with India’s first fully immersive 3D experience, offering artists and consumers a unique way to do what makes them tick. The platform featured 13 Indian and international artists and fans from 25 countries joined the festival. Launched in 2019, Casa BACARDÍ, a celebration of the brand’s Caribbean roots, has only grown with each edition, starting with a field experience and then moving on to… Read More »Casa BACARDÍ infuses virtual festivity across 25 countries

Strawberry Basil Margarita: Juicy and Refreshing

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Strawberry Margaritas are incredibly juicy and refreshing. This is perhaps one of the most beloved variations of the original margarita cocktail recipe. Another variation uses basil with juicy red berries to attract your taste buds. This is the best part of Margaritas. You can play and have fun as much as you want. The Strawberry Basil Margarita brings two of the best summer flavors – juicy, sweet strawberry and spicy, refreshing basil in one drink. And guess what! As delicious as it is, it’s just as easy to make. INGREDIENTS :… Read More »Strawberry Basil Margarita: Juicy and Refreshing

Podcast: American Whiskey Trends with Maggie Kimberl

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY What could be more trendy in the alcohol industry than American whiskey? But can our brown spirits boom continue at such a rapid pace? And what trends in American whiskey are here to stay – or only temporary? In this episode, editors Melissa Dowling and Kyle Swartz sit down with industry veteran Maggie Kimberl, content editor of American whiskey magazine and president of the Bourbon Women’s Association. Kimberl leads our discussion on the future of American whiskey, growth prospects, American single malt, the aftermarket and her work to spotlight the amazing… Read More »Podcast: American Whiskey Trends with Maggie Kimberl

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GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Control State Spirits volumes decline in July, but increase 6% year-to-date August 27, 2021 Spirits volumes in controlling states fell 2.2% in July to bring cumulative growth to 6% year-to-date, according to NABCA. The main fastest growing segments in volume in the Control States in the first seven months of 2021 were prepackaged cocktails (+ 37%), tequila (+ 26%), Irish whiskey (+ 19%) and cordials / liqueurs (+ 16%), while all major categories of spirits have registered gains since the start of the year. Seven of the 18 reviewing jurisdictions declined… Read More »Exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits and beer business

Hemp Hop Beverage Company Launches New Functional Relaxation Drink To Help Consumers Unwind

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY BOISE, Idaho – HEMP HOP Beverage, co-founded by Adam Hagaman and Mark Phillips, has announced the launch of its highly anticipated NARTD relaxation drink. HEMP HOP combines the powerful benefits of hemp and hop extracts with a proprietary nanotechnology process that increases absorption and efficiency to deliver a truly unique relaxation experience. On top of that, it’s also all-natural, 100% legal, contains 0.0% THC, and gives the consumer a noticeable feel-good presence, unlike anything available on the beverage market today. “It is also not surprising that many organizations have reported that… Read More »Hemp Hop Beverage Company Launches New Functional Relaxation Drink To Help Consumers Unwind

Spritz Society | Cheers

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY As more brands look to connect directly with consumers, Spritz Society, a lifestyle brand, today announced its direct-to-consumer launch that will make its first product offering, a line of cocktails. Sparkling canned spritz, available at spritzsociety.com. The drink is made from 100% white wine made from grapes harvested in California, infused with natural fruit flavors and a touch of effervescence. Produced in Sonoma, ready-to-drink natural spritzes debut with four flavors: grapefruit, lemonade, blood orange and pineapple. Each 8.4 ounces. can has 6% ABV and 120 calories. One of the founders, Marketing… Read More »Spritz Society | Cheers

Brody’s Cocktails: Air Mail, Black Orchid, and Touch of Grey

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Brody’s Cocktails has had a very rewarding year, having recently won numerous spirits awards. They offer five varieties of ready-to-drink / ready-to-mix cocktails in 375ml bottles that boast a masterful blend and no artificial sweeteners. The backstory is simply founder Cristy Neunson’s quest to simplify making quality cocktails at home and fill what seemed like an underserved niche in the ready-to-drink market. If you’ve been following the market for the past few years, the RTD category shows no signs of slowing down and the bandwagon is starting to get a bit… Read More »Brody’s Cocktails: Air Mail, Black Orchid, and Touch of Grey

Springbank miniature fetches £6,440 at auction

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY A 50ml bottle of Springbank 1919 Scotch whiskey set a new record for being the most expensive miniature sold at auction. A miniature Springbank whiskey distilled in 1919 was sold for £ 6,440 The Springbank bottle was sold on the online auction site Whiskey.Auction as part of a sale of 400 miniatures from the collection of The Whiskey Exchange co-founder, Sukhinder Singh. The closing price was £ 6,440 (US $ 8,827). The entire collection, assembled since the 1980s, sold for £ 56,732.95 (US $ 77,763) after commission. “I am extremely happy… Read More »Springbank miniature fetches £6,440 at auction