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Bardstown Bourbon Co. (BBCo), the largest new bourbon distillery in America, hired Pedro Gonzalez, the former Executive Director of Restaurant Operations for the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV. Mr. Gonzalez will lead the development and operations of BBCo’s restaurant, whiskey and vintage spirits bar, and hospitality experience.

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Gallo Wins Import Rights to St. Clair Wines from New Zealand

  1. E & J. Gallo Winery was awarded the exclusive rights to distribute New Zealand’s Saint Clair Family Estate wines in the United States, effective immediately.   Saint Clair Family Estate Sauvignon Blanc will retail for $28. It is already available in select states; the national roll-out is scheduled for Q1 2018.

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Brooklyn Brewery Takes Stake in 21st Amendment, Funkwerks

As of Jan. 1, sales teams of all three will be working for Brooklyn Brewery.  The idea is to be able to better compete with major brewers that have been buying American craft breweries.  The deal – terms weren’t disclosed, but Brooklyn is said to have made a Continue reading

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Pernod Ricard’s J.P. Wiser’s: Even More Rye and Pot Still Wheat

Pernod Ricard thinks the unique blend of 60% column distilled rye and corn and column and pot distilled what “sets it apart from other whiskies.”   It’s matured in three types of barrels — Canadian whisky, American bourbon and Virgin oak Continue reading

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Chloe Wine Collection Releases Its First Estate Grown Varietal

Chloe Wine Collection expands its portfolio of premium wines, introducing a single-vineyard Merlot, crafted using grapes grown exclusively in the San Lucas Estate Vineyard in Continue reading

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Nelson’s Green Brier Intros First 108 Tennessee Whiskey

By the time Prohibition shuttered Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery in 1909, Charles Nelson was out-producing several competitors annually with numbers consisting of 380,000 cases versus others at only 23,000 cases. The distillery was reaching markets across America and as far flung as the Philippines, Moscow, and Paris. Continue reading

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