KDA urges tariff removal for US whiskey

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association is calling for the immediate suspension of tariffs on American whiskey, which caused Bourbon exports to the EU to plummet by nearly 50% in 2020. Trade group the Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) reiterated its call for tariff suspension following yesterday’s (4 March) announcement that the US has removed tariffs on single malt Scotch for four months. The tariffs on Scotch whisky were introduced in October 2019 due to an ongoing dispute…

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Jamie Foxx buys Brown Sugar Bourbon

Award-winning actor and musician Jamie Foxx has acquired flavoured whiskey brand Brown Sugar Bourbon (BSB) for an undisclosed sum. The Django Unchained star’s takeover of BSB coincides with a bottle redesign to signal a ‘new era’ for the brand and its two expressions: BSB-Brown Sugar Bourbon and BSB 103. Foxx will be responsible for the creative direction of the brand and will lend his experience as an entrepreneur to grow BSB. “I’ve always lived by…

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Teeling bottles 18YO Renaissance whiskey

Irish whiskey producer Teeling has extended its Renaissance series with an 18-year-old single malt finished in ex-Muscat wine casks. Launched in 2019, the Renaissance series was designed to celebrate the ‘true global renaissance’ of Teeling, Dublin and Irish whiskey. The series has so far included whiskeys finished in ex-Australian Shiraz wine casks and Madeira casks. The third whiskey in the range is an 18-year-old single malt that was aged initially in ex-Bourbon barrels before being finished…

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KDA calls for ‘modernised’ laws to aid Bourbon recovery

The Kentucky Distillers Association (KDA) is calling for a modernisation of tourism rules after visitor numbers to the state’s Bourbon distilleries plummeted 66% in 2020. The KDA said visitor numbers to distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail declined in 2020 for the first time in 21 years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. There were 587,307 tours at Kentucky Bourbon Trail and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour distilleries last year, a 66% decline on 2019 levels…

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Buffalo Trace Announces Double Eagle Very Rare Bourbon

Buffalo Trace Distillery Double Eagle Very Rare Bourbon, a 20-year-old whiskey, is the latest release from the famed Kentucky distillery. This is the third iteration in the series, which launched initially in 2019.  Double Eagle Very Rare Bourbon aged for two decades on the lower floors of Buffalo Trace’s warehouses, which is twice as long as the standard 10-year-old Eagle Rare Bourbon. Presented in the same handcrafted package as previous releases, the 2020 Double Eagle Very…

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