Jeff Arnett plans $20m Tennessee distillery project

The former master distiller of Jack Daniel’s has revealed plans to open a new distillery in Tennessee next year as part of a US$20 million investment to boost the US state’s whiskey industry. Jeff Arnett left his role as master distiller of the world’s biggest American whiskey brand, Jack Daniel’s, in September 2020. The role was filled by assistant master distiller Chris Fletcher. Arnett has now revealed his new Company Distilling project in collaboration with Kris…

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New Riff plans $2m expansion to double production

Kentucky-based New Riff Distilling will begin a US$2 million expansion of its site next month, which will double production. Construction at the distillery is expected to start in mid-May, subject to permits. The expansion will add 900 sq ft to the site in Newport and includes the installation of three new fermenters. The expansion is expected to be completed by December 2021. The project will fix a current production bottleneck, allowing distilling to take place…

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Jameson opens Taste House store in Dublin Airport

Pernod Ricard-owned Jameson has opened its new Taste House store in Dublin Airport – the first of its kind for the Irish whiskey brand. Opening in Dublin Airport’s terminal two at The Loop, which is operated by travel retailer Aer Rianta International, the store will offer travel retail-exclusive products. The Taste House store features an outside wall display of Jameson Original, as well as sculpted angel wings and an original hand-blown stained-glass artwork created by…

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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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