Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Batch B521 Heads to Markets

The latest batch of Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon is headed towards retail markets. Bottled at 118.2 proof, B521 is the second edition of Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon for 2021, following A121. Like each previous edition, this 12-year-old bourbon is non-chill-filtered, and uncut to preserve all the natural esters and taste components from the barrel to the bottle. This creates variance in proof from batch to batch, an exercise for whiskey fans. Elijah Craig Barrel Proof…

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Heaven Hill Distillery Announces Spring 2021 Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond

Heaven Hill Distillery today announced the release of the spring 2021 Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The spring 2021 edition is the first 8-year-old of the nationally released series, and includes bourbon pulled from three different rickhouses, on different floors, and two different production dates. The whiskey is comprised of barrels produced in spring of 2013, and bottled in spring of 2021. It’s the seventh release in this limited-edition series. Consistent across all spring releases, this…

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What’s on this weekend

Passing the Metaxa Greek spirits maker Metaxa has launched a fundraising campaign to support the hospitality sector. Metaxa has partnered with The Drinks Trust to launch the Passing the Metaxa campaign, which encourages drinkers to share videos on social media of moments that help them maintain their mental and physical wellbeing. For each video shared, Metaxa will donate £10 (US$14), up to the value of £12,000 (US$16,700), to The Drinks Trust. To get involved in…

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Luxco debuts Blood Oath Pact 7 Bourbon

American whiskey maker Luxco has expanded its Blood Oath Bourbon range with the launch of an expression finished in Sauternes casks. Blood Oath Pact 7 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is the latest bottling created by Lux Row master distiller John Rempe. The new expression is a blend of three Kentucky straight Bourbon whiskeys: a 14-year-old, eight-year-old and an eight-year-old finished in Sauternes casks. Sauternes is a sweet white wine from a town in the Bordeaux…

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Brough Brothers sues Kentucky distiller Fresh Bourbon

Kentucky-based whiskey maker Brough Brothers has launched a legal battle against a local producer over its claim to be the state’s first African-American-owned Bourbon distillery. Founded by brothers Victor, Bryson, and Christian Yarbrough, Brough Brothers Distillery in Louisville was approved in August 2018. The site, which opened in December 2020, claims to be Kentucky’s first African-American-owned distillery. The same claim has also been made by Lexington-based Fresh Bourbon Distilling Co, which had its US$5.4 million…

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