Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2020 winners

Whisky expert Jim Murray has once again given the title of ‘world’s best whisky’ to a Bourbon in his new Whisky Bible 2020. Here are the expressions that have secured the highly coveted top spots. Every year, Murray releases his annual Whisky Bible, which names the best whiskies across every category from Irish and Japanese to single malt Scotch and European. For the 2020 edition, all three of the top accolades were given to American…

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The week in pictures

Soon-to-open cocktail bar Cahoots Ticket Hall and Control Room has named Hattie Bee its honorary owner following an online competition. The London bar, which opens in November, will welcome Bee to the team for its opening week, where she will sample cocktails for its menu, attend a drinks-making masterclass, host a private party and take home the bar’s takings from its opening week. Bee said: “I was beyond excited when I saw the position advertised,…

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Beam CEO: ‘Big ambitions’ for House of Suntory

Albert Baladi is in the driving seat as Beam Suntory’s new president and CEO. He tells The Spirits Business about his ambitions to position Bourbon as the world’s foremost whisk(e)y and make his company the ‘most admired’ in the industry. *This feature was originally published in the August 2019 issue of The Spirits Business In 1795, three years after Kentucky became a US state, farmer and grain mill operator Jacob Beam filled his first barrel…

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Jim Beam offers one-night stay on Airbnb for $23

Jim Beam is giving Bourbon fans the opportunity to stay at its Kentucky distillery this autumn, which will include amenities such as a fully-stocked bar, fireplace and a barbecue. From 21 October, consumers aged 21 years and above will be able to book a one-night stay at the Jim Beam American Stillhouse in Clermont through accommodation-sharing site Airbnb. “There’s no better time to experience Bourbon country than during the cool, crisp months of fall, so…

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Alice in Chains launches Tequila barrel-finished Bourbon

Chicago-based distillery Few Spirits has partnered with American rock band Alice in Chains on a new Bourbon finished in ex-Tequila barrels, called All Secrets Known. Few spirits master distiller Paul Hletko collaborated with Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney, Layne Staley, Mike Inez and William DuVall from the band to create the Bourbon, which was finished for six months in ex-Tequila barrels. Hletko said: “There are no two spirits that have a closer association with rock and…

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