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Neil Giraldo Three Chord Bourbon Interview

In the last few years, multiple celebrities have launched their own spirits brands. Some successfully, some not so much. Last spring I had the opportunity to try Three Chord Bourbon, created by music industry legend Neil Giraldo and a world class team of spirits industry veterans he has assembled around him. I wasn't expecting much...and man, was I wrong.

Smugglers Notch Distilling: ForWhiskeyLovers Conversation with Jeremy Elliott

Smugglers Notch Vermont is world renown for amazing skiiing, and a plethora of outdoor activities...and now a world class distillery. ForWhiskeyLovers recently sat down with distillery president/co-owner Jeremy Elliott to see what what he and his father Ron are cooking in the woods of Vermont.  

ForWhiskeyLover's One-On-One Interview with Grand Traverse Distillery Landis Rabish

Father and son founders of Grand Traverse Distillery, Kent and Landis Rabish, began their distillery journey in the early 2000s. When the duo opened their distillery, they had one primary objective, to “create an exceptional locally-sourced spirit and waste not.” To perfect their spirits, the Rabish family had to make some sacrifices along the way, but with perfection in mind, they stood firm for true craft distilling, all the way down to the grain.

ForWhiskeyLover's One-On-One Interview with Alpine Distilling's Rob Sergent

Since our inception almost 7 years ago, ForWhiskeyLovers has had the honor of getting to know some of the most exciting and innovative distillers in the United States...the folks who are breaking the rules… experimenting… pushing the envelope and going where no distiller has gone before. These are the folks who are placing American whiskey at the epicenter of a global obsession with brown spirits and the reason you read so much about whiskey shortages (real or not) where products sell out within hours of becoming available.

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.

Kingsbarns Distillery Welcomes Copper Pot Stills

The Kingsbarns Distillery and Visitor Centre, located in the East Neuk of Fife celebrated another momentous milestone as the copper pot whisky stills arrived at 09:00 this morning (Thursday 2 October).
 Both copper pot stills travelled from Rothes, Speyside and have been hand-made by Forsyths of Rothes.
 
The Wash Still, weighing three and a half tonnes and holding 7,500 litres and the Spirit Still, weighing three tonnes and holding 4,500 litres will both play an integral part in determining the light character of spirit produced at Kingsbarns Distillery.
 
The New Zealand Whisky Company Team

Jim Murray Proclaims New Zealand Whisky One of the World’s Best

Oamaru, New Zealand– May 8, 2014 – He’s believed to have visited more whisky distilleries than anyone on earth and Jim Murray’s 2014 Whisky Bible
boasts over 4,500 whiskies. But few score 94 points or higher, receiving Murray’s highly sought ‘liquid gold’ status.

 In the latest edition, The New Zealand Whisky Company’s South Islan Single Malt 21 y.o. scored 95 points, placing it in the highly coveted category.
This is the first time ever that a New Zealand whisky has appeared in a category that has catapulted some distilleries, such as Amrut, from unknowns
to the world stage.



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