Bourbon expert Tom Fischer provides a deeper look into the unique partnership between Mellencamp Whiskey Co, co-founded by Hud Mellencamp andLevi Collison and Hard Truth Distilling Co. Fischer chats with Master Distiller Bryan Smith about the collaboration, which involves the artistic influence of John Mellencamp, has yielded an exceptional Harvest Sweet Mash Rye. This whiskey, distilled solely from Indiana grains, is a tribute to Hoosiers, rock music, and the refined art of whiskey distillation. This initiative lends significant support to Hard Truth’s ‘Grounded in Truth’ campaign for Farm Aid.
John Mellencamp’s artwork adorns Hard Truth Distilling Co.’s Harvest Sweet Mash Rye, a collaboration with Mellencamp Whiskey Company led by his son, Hud, and Levi Collison. With Master Distiller Bryan Smith, they’ll use 100% Indiana grains, celebrating local agriculture and supporting the Nashville, Indiana distillery Hard Truth’s ‘Grounded in Truth’ initiative for Farm Aid.
The Cohiba Experience at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara, California is the first-ever US Cohiba cigar lounge of its kind. Open Wed-Sun, 6-10 p.m., this al fresco lounge showcases ocean views, hand-painted murals, a cedar-lined humidor, and curated cocktails, Bourbon whiskeys, alongside master-crafted Cohiba cigars. The lounge encapsulates the richness of Cohiba cigars and the Ritz-Carlton’s renowned luxury, offering a singular, indulgent experience.
Jefferson’s Tropics Aged in Humidity is a Kentucky straight bourbon, matured in Singapore’s extreme climate, which offers an unparalleled, rich taste. Created by Trey Zoeller at 52%, they say this innovative Bourbon has been “hyperaged by heat and humidity.”
Cincinnati Magazine’s “On the Rocks” on Aug 13, 2023, at MegaCorp Pavilion, Newport, KY offers a premier Bourbon, cocktail, and whiskey experience. Join as the industry expert pour premium liquors in this festival, and learn from Bourbon expert Tom Fischer as you enjoy whiskeys from Kentucky, Scotland, and across the USA and the world .
Molson Coors acquires Blue Run Spirits, enhancing its spirits portfolio. Blue Run Kentucky Bourbon and Rye Whiskeys will join its lineup alongside Five Trail Blended American Whiskey and Barmen 1873 Bourbon. Molson expands beyond beer, embracing the Kentucky Bourbon industry’s luxury segment in this major Bourbon whiskey news.
2023 Weller by Cohiba Cigar limited-edition release, with tobaccos aged in used Weller 12-year-old Bourbon whiskey barrels – and a new blend for 2023, a groundbreaking partnership between Cohiba cigars and Weller 12 Year Bourbon from Buffalo Trace Distillery, known for their rare Kentucky Bourbon whiskeys, in Frankfort, Kentucky
Sir Rod Stewart’s Wolfie’s Blended Scotch Whisky will be launched in the USA in August, 2023. This 40% ABV Scotch, distilled, aged and blended at Loch Lomond Distillery, marries rock ‘n’ roll and rock legend Rod Stewart’s Scottish roots with ‘Rhythm of My Heart’ emblazoned on each bottle. Wolfie’s Whiskey can be pre-ordered as Scotch review enthusiasts are already excited along with Rod Stewart fans.
Jack Daniel’s Meets Añejo Tequila! Taste the adventure in Distillery Series #11, a Tennessee whiskey aged in tequila barrels. Experience agave, oak, and boldness at the White Rabbit Bottle Shop only, a limited edition whiskey.
Papa’s Pilar Rum “Ernest,” the limited-edition release fr, honoring Ernest Hemingway. Crafted from hand-selected rums of South and Central America, and matured in new, heavy-toasted American Oak barrels before a unique double finish in Cognac and Armagnac casks. This exclusive release, limited to only 400 bottles, offers a rich and complex flavor journey for the discerning rum aficionados