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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Heaven Hill bottles rye whiskey for Parker’s Heritage series

Kentucky-based Heaven Hill Distillery has unveiled limited edition Parker’s Heritage Collection Heavy Char Rye Whiskey as part of its commitment to supporting ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) research and patient care. The 13th edition in the Parker’s Heritage Collection will launch in September throughout the US, priced at US$149.99 per 750ml. A portion of the proceeds from each bottle sold will be donated to the ALS Association. Bottled at 52.5% abv, the whiskey has been aged…

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Beam Suntory may be fined over warehouse fire

Beam Suntory could be fined following a fire at one of its Jim Beam warehouses earlier this month after thousands of fish in the Kentucky River died. A fire broke out at a Jim Beam warehouse in Kentucky on 2 July, thought to be caused by a lightning strike, damaging 45,000 barrels of whiskey. No human injuries were reported from the incident. However, the fire led to a 23-mile-long plume of alcohol spilling into the…

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Heaven Hill records Tales from the Hill podcast

Kentucky-based Heaven Hill Distillery has launched its Tales from the Hill podcast to give fans a closer look at the people, places and products that have shaped the company since it was founded in 1935. The first season of the podcast was produced by Mark Gillespie, host of whisky podcast Whisky Cast. It comprises six episodes exploring the heritage of Heaven Hill. Interviewees include Heaven Hill president Max Shapira and taster Tawnie Gootee. Listeners can…

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Woodford Reserve opens new visitor centre

Brown-Forman’s Woodford Reserve Distillery has officially opened its new visitor centre. Situated in central Kentucky, US, the new Woodford Reserve Welcome Center features a main hall with seating, a ticketing area, restrooms, a bar and outdoor entertaining spaces. The décor combines oak and limestone to highlight the use of both materials in the Bourbon-making process. In the main hall, guests will find original pieces of art inspired by the Kentucky landscape, the majority of which…

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