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Two regional exclusive whiskies from The GlenAllachie

Spiritz

The GlenAllachie has launched a set of two regional exclusive single malts, which are the product of being aged in fine European wine casks. The new duo of whiskies, which join the brand’s Wood Collection, consists of a 12-year-old Sauternes Wine Cask Finish for the UK market (RRSP £67.99) and a 10-year-old Ruby Port Cask Finish for the Europe market (RRSP £61.99).

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Why Do Hard Coolers Have Rulers on Their Lids?

VinePair

This article is part of our Cocktail Chatter series, where we dive into the wild, weird, and wondrous corners of history to share over a cocktail and impress your friends. You may have noticed that coolers — especially the larger, more rugged-looking ones — have inch-long notches spanning the length of their lids. You also may have wondered why a vessel primarily used for keeping food and drinks cold comes equipped with a ruler.

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"The Butcher Shop" opening at Crowne Plaza GNoida

Spiritz

Crowne Plaza Greater Noida announced the launch of their brand-new culinary property - The Butcher Shop. A dedicated section for meat enthusiasts and BBQ connoisseurs alike. Launching this July, "The Butcher Shop" invites guests to embark on a journey of unforgettable culinary experiences celebrating the art of barbecue. The menu will feature specially curated BBQ delicacies, showcasing a delightful assortment of meats and seafood, featuring both signature dishes and seasonal highlights.

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The 50 Year Old Macallan Whisky That Isn’t 50

The Whiskey Wash

The Macallan Anniversary Malt 50 Year Old was released in 1983 and became the most expensive whisky in the world in the same year. In 1983 The Macallan Anniversary Malt 50 Year Old became the first whisky to hold the title of most expensive bottle of whisky in the world. The record is now held by another bottle of Macallan—the 1926 60 Year Old Valerio Adami from cask #263—but three years before cask #263 was bottled, Macallan looked to the Anniversary Malt series as they began the process of pre

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Top 5 Ways to Optimize Your Loyalty Strategy

Speaker: Lauren Barash, Vice President, Brand Marketing

In an ever-evolving industry, building and retaining loyal customers is critical to the success of any restaurant business. Join Lauren Barash, VP of Brand Marketing at Full Course, as she delves into the world of restaurant loyalty programs, and reveals the top five essential strategies to optimize your approach! This webinar will explore: Loyalty trends and what you should be focusing on 📊 Actionable insights and ideas to help you develop the most powerful and effective loyalty program

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GSN Review: Uncle Nearest Single Barrel No. 905 Black Label Whiskey

Good Spirits News

Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey is the fastest growing American whiskey brand in U.S. history. The brand, honoring the first known African American master distiller, launched in 2017 and swiftly rolled out throughout the U.S. and abroad. Their whiskeys are curated by fifth-generation Nearest Green descendant and our Master Blender, Victoria Eady Butler, who has been named Master Blender of the Year four times.

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About The Most Expensive Whisky In The World

The Whiskey Wash

The Most Expensive Whisky In The World remains The Macallan 1926 60 year old, for the latest sale Macallan officially replaced the capsule and verified the contents via a tiny (1ml) sample. Photo: Sotheby’s A bottle of Macallan 1926 60 Year Old, with a label designed by the Italian artist Valerio Adami, became the most expensive whisky in the world in 2023.

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The Ultimate Guide To The Macallan 50 Year Old

The Whiskey Wash

The Macallan is, without a doubt, the pinnacle of luxury scotch whisky. The brand forged a path to luxury for other scotch whisky distilleries, repositioning its products in the eyes of the public to make Macallan scotch a luxury asset. The best way to do this is to release high-age statement stocks which is exactly what The Macallan did in 1983 with the release of The Macallan 1928 50 Year Old Anniversary Malt.

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Tasmac to sell 90 ml liquor bottles

Spiritz

Tasmac has got the go ahead to sell 90ml bottles of liquor in Tamil Nadu. Tasmac will sell 90 ml liquor in plastic bottles which are comparatively affordable packaging options for the distillers and bottlers. Liquor in 90 ml bottles is expected to arrive in Tamil Nadu by this Diwali. In order to ascertain how successful the liquor sold in 90 ml bottles are and if there is a demand for them, Tasmac officials visited Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka where liquor is sold in 90ml bottles and

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Independent Bottlers Of The Future

The Whiskey Wash

The array of whiskies available from independent bottlers in whisky all over the world is of unprecedented importance, no matter what styles you drink. We all know of the big names such as Gordon & Macphail , Hunter Laing , Douglas Laing , etc. But who are the ones to keep an eye on, especially with such a fast-growing world of independent options?

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GSN Review: Traverse City Whiskey Co. Old Fashioned RTDs

Good Spirits News

Michigan’s Traverse City Whiskey Co. (TCWC) has launched two ready-to-serve Old Fashioned Cocktails in portable bottles: Original (37% ABV) and Cherry (27% ABV). The Original features the company’s six-year-old bourbon whiskey, while the Cherry’s base spirit is American Cherry Edition. Both expressions contain housemade simple syrup and bitters, and a citrus expression.

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The Blend brings you Laphroaig ‘Tales of Fire’

Australian Bartender

Join The Blend on a BOLD and MEMORABLE journey, as Laphroaig has partnered with pioneering Chef Jake Kellie from arkhé , in Adelaide, with ‘ arkhé & friends ’ ; a collaboration series featuring Jake and hospitality heavyweights from Australia and around the world. Partnering with Laphroaig whisky to bring The Blend Members – Laphroaig ‘Tales of Fire’.

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In data: Europe continues to drink lion’s share of cider, led by UK

Just Drinks

European countries formed over half (56%) of global cider consumption in 2023, figures from GlobalData show.

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Whisky Review: Port Charlotte 18 Year Old

The Whiskey Wash

We review Port Charlotte 18 Year Old, the oldest Scotch single malt expression from this part of Bruichladdich’s heavily peated line up ever to be released. (image via Bruichladdich) Editor’s Note: We received a review sample of this whisky from the brand. However, in accordance with our editorial policies , this has not influenced the outcome of our review in any way.

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Review: 2022 Hahn Founder’s Series Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir

Drinkhacker

Founders Nicky and Gaby Hahn settled in the Santa Lucia Highlands in the late 1970s. Now in its second generation of family ownership, Hahn Family Wines produces a wide assortment of wines at a variety of price points, including its excellent SLH series as well as the Appellation Series, concentrating exclusively on estate vineyards located in Arroyo Seco.

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Ardbeg Y2K Is Officially On Sale

The Whiskey Wash

Following the news of a new Ardbeg release looking back at the nostalgic era that was the millennium, Ardbeg Distillery has announced that the Ardbeg Y2K is now available for purchase. The bottle costs £670 (~$855) and can be purchased via the Ardbeg website now. The turn of the millennium was a significant event across the world, with the terrifying prospect of a technological doomsday sweeping the globe.

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Review: Shakara Rum 12 Years Old

Drinkhacker

Rum from Thailand is becoming increasingly commonplace, with brands like Phraya and especially Bumbu making significant waves. Shakara — not Shakira — is made from local molasses, column-distilled, and aged in bourbon barrels for 12 years. High temperature, high humidity. No additives, including sugar. Immediately reminiscent of the tropics, there’s plenty of Asian influence from the get-go, with aromatic notes of coriander and cardamom backed up by coffee and tea leaf.

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Wine 101: Wine an Origin Story Part VII: the Phoenician Influence and Greece on Deck

VinePair

From the Stone Age to the Iron Age, we’ve watched the grapevine travel from east to west, last leaving off with the Phoenicians setting up shop in Carthage. After that, the Phoenicians ventured back east, establishing bases in Malta, western Sicily, and even Spain. Then, the Greeks stepped in. There are a few running theories regarding the exact moment when the Greeks first interacted with wine, but we know that they became obsessed with Phoenician culture in the 8th century B.C.

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GSN Review: La Pulga Mezcal

Good Spirits News

One year ago, three entrepreneurs launched La Pulga Tequila, a new spirit produced and bottled in Mexico, but born in Texas. As the company celebrates its one year anniversary, La Pulga has expanded the portfolio to include a new “joven,” or unaged mezcal, La Pulga Mezcal. The brand takes its name from the “Pulga” outdoor market on the Northside of Fort Worth, one of the oldest open-air flea markets in the US.

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Jenner-backed brands 818 Tequila and Sprinter form sales venture

Just Drinks

818 Tequila and RTD supplier Sprinter – firms set up by sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner – have formed a vehicle to support the brands' sales.

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GSN Review: Tenango Rum

Good Spirits News

Sofia Deleon, native Guatemalan and the restauranteur behind Central American street food concept El Merkury recently announced the launch of Tenango Rum. Tenango Anejo Rum honors Deleon’s familial legacy and the culture and flavors of Guatemala. Deleon grew up inspired by stories of her Great-grandmother distilling Cusha, a traditional Guatemalan moonshine, at home, and has created Tenango in her honor.

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Information Everyone Needs To Know Before Buying A Cask Of Whisky

The Whiskey Wash

In this video, Mark Littler takes a comprehensive look at the current whisky investment landscape. He explains the pitfalls of whisky cask investments, sharing recent events involving legal actions and regulatory interventions against fraudulent practices. Mark provides three essential tips for making a sound whisky cask investment: Ensure you take full ownership of your cask, with your name on the warehouse records.

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TraWell Co. Secures Contract at Palermo Airport

PubClub

MILAN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TraWell Co. S.p.A. (Borsa Italiana, Ticker: TWL), a global leader in baggage protection services, baggage storage, and ancillary products and services (including the Lost Luggage Concierge service provided by Sostravel.com ), announces that it has secured the contract for providing baggage protection services at Palermo Airport.

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Lipton, Finlays to boycott Kenyan tea factory amid sexual allegations against director

Just Drinks

The move comes following the appointment of a new director of the factory who has received allegations of sexual harassment.

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Drinking in colour– new podcast

The Cocktail Lovers

In keeping with the theme of the summer issue of The Cocktail Lovers magazine , we’re dedicating this episode to some of the many amazing people of colour in the world of drinks. Our first product is a rum, but this one is different. It’s Matugga Rum – rooted in Jamaica, with East African flavours but blended in, wait for it – Scotland! We then crack open another bottle with an equally surprising story: it’s the world’s first clear lassi gin from the husband and wife team

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Australia should tax sugary drinks, parliamentary committee recommends

Just Drinks

Australia should introduce a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages in order to fight diabetes, a parliamentary committee has recommended.

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The Glenlivet & Laila Gohar Celebrate 200 Years With Whisky & A 200-Inch Cake

The Whiskey Wash

Credit: The Glenlivet Continuing its bicentenary celebrations, Speyside distillery The Glenlivet recently hosted a “200th birthday party” in New York with the help of the celebrated artist, Laila Gohar. Gohar, who uses food as her creative medium, crafted a 200-inch long birthday cake for the distillery, slices of which were served alongside The Glenlivet Rum and Bourbon Fusion Cask Selection.

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Mistletoe Mixer: London’s Opening a Christmas-Themed Bar This Summer and It’s Hidden Behind a Secret Door

Bar Magazine

Christmas comes four months early as DesignMyNight Presents The Mistletoe Mixer at Merchant House, a kitsch and playful festive two-week pop-up hidden behind a secret toilet door. Expect retro décor, eggnog cocktails, and non-stop Christmas hits in the heat of August. Situated in the heart of the City, DesignMyNight Presents The Mistletoe Mixer at Merchant House is the perfect summer outing for Christmas fanatics.

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