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Southern Comfort Honors WW2 Pilot Who Names His Plane After SoCo In 1945, Colonel Thomas J. Barr nicknamed the B-17G bomber he piloted, Southern Comfort in hopes that his favorite whiskey brand would send him and his crew a case. … Continue reading

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7 Million Barrels Later, Max Shapira Recalls the Tremendous Gamble that Started Heaven Hill

When Max Shapira goes to work, he oversees 700 people who work at Heaven Hill Distilleries. It’s a family business and the sixth largest spirits supplier in the country.  Tuesday (2/10), the company will fill its 7 millionth barrel of … Continue reading

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Editorial: The First Terrorist Victory in the U.S. — And All It Took Was a Threat

At least two major network newscasts led last night with the breakthrough in diplomatic relations with Cuba. We think they missed the most significant story: Sony Pictures decided not to release “The Interview” in theaters because of a threat of … Continue reading

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What We’re Reading, May 19, 2014 —

Club Where Ben Hogan Learned to Play May Become a Distillery Glen Garden Country Club, Fort Worth, where golf legends Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson learned to play, is under contract to Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co.. Firestone’s owners say … Continue reading

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World Drinks Less Wine, But Price Goes Up

The world isn’t drinking as much wine as it has, the International Organization of Vine & Wine said yesterday. Consumption worldwide fell in 2013 to 238.7 mhl, a drop of 1% from the year-earlier level, Jean-Marie Aurand, director general, said. … Continue reading

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What We’re Reading – May 13, 2014

Long Before Jack Daniels, George Washington Was a Whiskey Tycoon Smithsonian has a great feature on George Washington’s Distillery at Mount Vernon. It notes our first President “was a man of innovation, who rarely let an opportunity slip by.” So … Continue reading

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