Willett Distillery to invest nearly $93 million for new Kentucky facility plus New Holland Brewing opening new brewpub and beer releases from Lawson's and Switchback.
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Happy Hour with author Andre Darlington
This week’s spotlight is on Andre Darlington, spirits writer/author, whose latest book Bar Menu: 100+ Drinking Food Recipes for Cocktail Hour at Home is now available. Darlington is a drinks, food, and lifestyle writer based in Philadelphia and North Carolina. He is a former restaurant critic and award-winning wine and spirits columnist.
Happy Hour with Cut Above Zero Proof Spirits
This week’s spotlight is on Andrew Solis, artist, entrepreneur and founder of Cut Above Zero Proof Spirits. Solis spent nearly two years working with mixologists and flavor specialists to create a portfolio of four spirits, including a Gin, Agave Blanco, Mezcal and Whiskey, that replicate the flavor profiles, nose, mouthfeel and finish of the original premium spirits allowing consumers to either reduce or replace the amount of alcohol in a cocktail; all without sacrificing the enjoyment and experience of a properly crafted cocktail.
Happy Hour with Shiner’s Nick Weiland
This week’s spotlight is on Nick Weiland, Senior Brand Manager for Shiner Beer. The Spoetzl Brewery was founded in Shiner, Texas, in 1909, by Czech and German immigrants brewing beer with old-world traditions and recipes for Central Texas. Since then, the brewery has grown to be one of the largest independent craft brewers in the country with beers available in all 50 states and Mexico. The brewery recently completed their Tex Hex IPA trilogy series of release.
What’s Pouring: Sazerac makes big investment plus news from Brindiamo Group & Log Still and Playboy Spirits
Sazerac Company Making Largest Distilled Spirits-Related Investment in Kentucky’s History with $600 Million Commitment in Laurel County plus Brindiamo Group Adds Dedicated Rickhouse At Log Still Distillery and Playboy Spirits and Código 1530 announce second Rare Hare Añejo Conejo.
Happy Hour with bartender and author Chris Vola
This week’s spotlight is on bartender and author Chris Vola. His latest book, CHEERS TO TODAY: 365 Cocktails Because Every Day is a Holiday, is now available and features a number of cocktail recipes ready to make everyday a special occasion. From variations to newly invented libations, CHEERS TO TODAY gives readers a reason to imbibe, but it also teaches about classic cocktails and their offspring, encouraging readers to get just as creative as this never-ending list of occasions.
What’s Pouring: George Dickel 17 year old reserve, Crown Royal, Log Still
After six years, the fan-favorite George Dickel 17 year old reserve returns to shelves as a cask strength offering plus Crown Royal's new offering and Log Still in Ohio.
Happy Hour with Osena Spiked Coconut Water
This week’s spotlight is on Osena Spiked Coconut Water. Co-founders Chris Allen and Vicente Surraco met at college while studying business, bonded over the similarities of their Latin American families, and then decided to create a venture that reflected their values. The founders know how culturally important coconut water is in Latin markets, where it is an everyday beverage, and thus knew Osena would resonate with people from these cultures as well.
Happy Hour with drinks expert Lauren Mote
This week’s spotlight is Lauren Mote, co-founder of Bittered Sling — range of award-winning cocktail bitters — Global Director of On Trade Excellence for Patrón Tequila, and author of the new book “A Bartender’s Guide to the World” (Published in late October 2022.)
Happy Hour with Legion Brewing’s Scott Griffin
This week’s spotlight is Scott Griffin, head brewer of Legion Brewing in Charlotte, NC. Scott has been with Legion Brewing since its inception. Starting as an assistant brewer, he became the head brewer in 2018 and now oversees brewing operations at the Plaza Midwood and West Morehead facilities.