Dawn Wells Dies of COVID-19, She helped to Inspire the Creation of Bourbonblog

Actress Dawn Wells dies of COVID-19-related illness. BourbonBlog founder Tom Fischer helped Dawn Wells with her Idaho Film and Television Institute and creating the SpudFest Family Film and Music Festival in Driggs, Idaho. She was a friend and wanted to share more about the life of Dawn Wells and what she meant to us.

 
Michter’s Master Distiller Emeritus Willie Pratt Passes: Remembering “Dr. No”

Master Distiller Emeritus Willie Pratt passed yesterday on December 27, 2020. He was a friend to both the Bourbon whiskey community and also to the spirits industry. Responsible for the Michter’s US 1 series of Bourbon, Rye, American, and Sour Mash Whiskey, he was also good-naturedly referred to as “Dr. No.” Here is why…

 
Moët Hennessy Acquires a Minority Stake in WhistlePig Rye Whiskey

Moët Hennessy, a world leader in luxury wines and spirits, has agreed to become WhistlePig’s partner in bringing its premier aged rye whiskey to consumers in selected markets around the world. In addition, as part of this agreement, Moët Hennessy has acquired an undisclosed minority stake in WhistlePig Rye Whiskey of Shoreham, Vermont.

 
Free Virtual Whiskey Tasting with Rabbit Hole Distillery and Tom Fischer

Our private virtual whiskey tasting series continues, so join us with friends at Louisville, Kentucky’s Rabbit Hole Distillery this Friday by signing up and we will taste Cavehill Bourbon Whiskey, Heigold Bourbon Whiskey, Boxergrail Rye, Rabbit Hole Dareringer PX Sherry Cask Bourbon Whiskey.

 
Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon 2020 Holiday Bottle

Holiday gift ideas for Bourbon lovers? Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey releases its annual holiday Bourbon bottle for 2020, which this year features the festive artwork by renowned UK-based architect Nick Hirst. The art was inspired by scenes of the Versailles, Kentucky Distillery.

 
2020 Craft Beverage Expo Goes Virtual With Online Educational and Industry Events Planned Through 2021

The Craft Beverage Expo and Distribution Conference (CBE) goes virtual for events – including Women in Craft – in 2020 and 2021! This is only conference and expo dedicated to independent beverage producers including beer, wine, spirits, saki and all beverages. Happening December 2nd and 3rd, learn how you can attend for free.

 
100 Seasons: 25-Year-Old American Light Whiskey by Proof and Wood Ventures

A very rare American Light whiskey that was distilled in 1992 and dumped in 2018 is being released as a 25-year-old expression by Proof and Wood Ventures. Thus, it is 100 seasons old. Only 500 bottles were produced of this limited edition release.

 
New Peerless Single Barrel Rye and Bourbon Whiskeys

New Peerless Single Barrel Rye and Bourbon Whiskeys are now available at the Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. distillery in Louisville, Kentucky. Here is what they are releasing this week.

 
Town Branch Double Oaked Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Town Branch’s new Double Oaked Bourbon whiskey from Lexington, Kentucky After aging for 5 years in the first barrel, this unique expression of Town Branch has was re-casked into a second round of new charred white oak barrels for 9 months. The second barreling imparted deep oak sweetness ad color on the whiskey with hints of brown sugar and cherry.