Angel’s Envy unveils vast innovation plans

Having launched in its first overseas market, Kentucky Bourbon brand Angel’s Envy has revealed extensive innovation plans, with 17 new projects in the pipeline. This week, Angel’s Envy debuted its core Port cask-finished Bourbon in the UK, starting with a limited number of cases for select on-trade accounts. The brand – which is made in Louisville, Kentucky – was first launched in 2006 by Wes Henderson and his father, the late Lincoln Henderson, who was…

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Buffalo Trace concludes Warehouse X temperature test

Kentucky distillery Buffalo Trace has concluded its second Warehouse X experiment, which analysed how temperature affects the ageing process of whiskey and collected 9.1 million data points. Warehouse X was built in 2013 to study the many variables that affect the Bourbon ageing process. Over the course of 20 years, Buffalo Trace will monitor a number of environmental elements, including natural light, temperature, humidity and air flow, collecting around 70 million data points in total.…

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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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Diageo opens innovation centre in Scotland

Drinks giant Diageo has opened its new £6.4 million (US$8m) Innovation and Research Centre in Scotland, which aims to drive sustainable growth in distilling. Diageo first announced plans to open the technical centre in July 2018. The site was officially opened last Friday (11 October) by Roseanna Cunningham, cabinet secretary for Environment, Climate Change & Land Reform. It is located in the village of Menstrie in Clackmannanshire. The facility will be home to teams working…

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New Canadian vodka rules comes into force

The rules that govern vodka in Canada have been updated to allow for all agricultural ingredients to be used in production, in a move designed to support “innovation and competitiveness”. In January this year, the Canadian government proposed changes to vodka regulations in a bid to enhance exports and promote innovation. The vodka standard has not been updated since 1959. The new rule comes into force immediately. However, Canadian distillers have until 13 December 13…

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