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Laws Whiskey House to Release Two New Bottled in Bond Corn Whiskeys

Denver CO - June 1, 2017 --  Laws Whiskey House (LWH) announced today that it will release A.D. Laws Bottled in Bond Straight Corn Whiskey and A.D. Laws Bottled in Bond Two Grain Straight Bourbon on June 4, 2017. Both are the first release of these expressions for LWH and meet the high standards of the Bottled in Bond Act of 1897. A.D. Laws Straight Corn Whiskey and Two Grain Straight Bourbon are coaxed from a mash bill of 86% corn and 14% barley malt. Both were distilled, aged and bottled by LWH in Denver. Distilled in the fall season of 2012, they were aged close to 5 years with the A.D.
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Fracking May Pose a New Threat to the Scotch Industry

Due to the possibility of water contamination, fracking may threaten the vitality of the Scottish whisky industry, which supports more than 10,500 Scottish jobs and creates more than 30% of Scotland's exports. The Scottish government is currently considering allowing fracking for shale gas in an area known as Scotland's "Central Belt," roughly the area between Glasgow and Edinburgh. After public consultation concludes on May 31st, the practice could spread out to other areas of Scotland, including our beloved Islay and Speyside, areas that many Scotch distilleries call their home.
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D.C. Distillers Name "Rodham Rye" After Secretary Clinton as a Toast to Women in History

If you're anything like us, the only thing keeping you from smashing your television during the last election cycle was a trusty bottle of whiskey. Luckily, the dust has settled to reveal that Washington D.C. has been experiencing a craft spirits renaissance, all thanks to a new law passed by the city council making it legal to distill spirits. Now, there are eight flourishing distilleries in the area, including Republic Restoratives: a distillery run by two women and inspired by the history of women in America. Their newest release, Rodham Rye, pays trubute not only to Hillary Clinton but to the pantheon of women who have fought to make in impact on American history.
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The Classic Irish Whiskey Cocktails You Need to "Sláinte!" in Style this St. Patrick's Day

Most people's idea of a Saint Patrick's Day cocktail is a shot of Irish whiskey washed down with a pint of Guinness, but it doesn't have to be that way. If you're tired of green beer and shoddily made Irish Car Bombs, we've got four classic cocktails from master mixologist Kara Newman that are sure to change your celebrations for the better this Friday.

Booze, Heritage, and Adventure on The American Whiskey Trail

Did you feel a call to go on your own whiskey adventure after reading our last story about an intrepid Scotch lover's journey across the highlands? Are you an American whiskey fan? If so, we have good news: the American Whiskey Trail takes you on an expedition that includes some of the best and most storied distilleries the U.S. has to offer, and the starting point might not be too far off from your own backyard.

A Man, His Passion, and a Vespa: The Recipe for a Whisky Odyssey

Imagine that you're on vacation, sipping a glass of your favorite whisky while relaxing outside of your hotel on the Scottish isle of Jura. Suddenly, a man arrives on a Vespa loaded up with camping equipment and painting supplies. Intrigued, you strike up a conversation and learn that his name is Ben Birdsall, and that he has just arrived from Switzerland to travel the Scottish Highlands and Isles, hopping from distillery to distillery along the way."Are you an alcoholic?" You ask. "No," He replies. "Are you wanted by the police?" asks a friend. Birdsall retorts: "Not yet."

Call for Nominations: 2017 International Drammie Awards

At the beginning of every year, ForWhisk(e)yLovers sends out a "Call for Nominations" to our e-mail subscribers, members of our Whikey Explorers Club and the general whisk(e)y-consuming public for our annual Drammie Awards: The Voice of the Whisk(e)y Enthusiast... the "People's Choice Awards" of the whisk(e)y industry.

Need to Age your Whiskey Faster? Science can Help

Even though creative experimentation is at an all-time high in the whiskey world, a demand for well-aged whiskey dictates that the fruits of these craft distilleries will not be enjoyed for years to come. Some whiskeys are meant to be enjoyed sooner than others, but most whiskeys need to spend quite a bit of time in the barrel before they are ready to meet the world. Fortunately, a new chemistry study claims to have found a way to age whiskey many years in just a few days, a breakthrough that could change the whiskey world forever
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Move over Jack and Jim: Craft Whiskey is on the Rise

If you've been especially perceptive during your last few trips to the the bar (not likely, we know) you may have noticed that more of your buddies have been trading in their pint glasses for something a little more sophisticated. According to a 2016 market report from the Distilled Spirits Council, sales of American whiskeys such as bourbon, rye, and Tennessee have exploded, with growth rates nearly doubling those of vodka.

Kingsbarns Distillery Appoints New Visitor Centre Development Manager

Kingsbarns Distillery is welcomes Scott Robertson into the position of Visitor Centre Development Manager. Scott joined his local Distillery at the end of last year, and is enjoing getting to know his new team and making plans for the coming months. Scott has previously worked at Blair Castle and Atholl Estates, VisitScotland and the Fairmont Hotel, so is well-placed to take on this exciting roll.

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