Wigle Whiskey Expands in Pittsburgh’s Strip District

by David Furer A decade after being founded as Pittsburgh’s first distillery since Prohibition’s repeal, Wigle Whiskey has just doubled its distillery space. The Strip District neighborhood site now features a full service restaurant, bar, retail bottle shop, dedicated tour and event spaces and three interactive historical vignettes. “This represents a huge step forward,” said […]


Safety Alerts for Craft Distilleries – Oregon OSHA

Oregon distilleries have been growing since 2008 when Oregon law created new business opportunities for distillery owners. Federal OSHA defines a distillery as “a plant or that portion of a plant where flammable liquids produced by fermentation are concentrated and where the concentrated products may also be mixed, stored, or packaged.” Fire and explosion hazards The […]


Reading Labels – The Basics

Product labels are among the many critical items in the distillery start-up process, and they are just as important in the growth of the distiller’s product line in the marketplace. Whether simple and direct, or complex and wordy, the label reflects the art of the distiller.


NEW PRODUCTS: Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon

Garrison Brothers Distillery, Texas’ first legal bourbon whiskey distillery and the maker of multi-award-winning Garrison Brothers Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey, recently announced the limited statewide introduction of its first new bourbon whiskey, Cowboy Bourbon™.


Truman Cox, Master Distiller, Passes Away

We were truly saddened to hear that Truman Cox, Master Distiller of A. Smith Bowman Distillery, passed away on Saturday, February 9, after a short illness. In 2004, he became Lead Chemist at Buffalo Trace Distillery, and in 2011, Master Distiller at A. Smith Bowman Distillery in Fredericksburg, VA.


Eagle Rock Distributing Company & Local Craft Distiller to Launch Artisan Rum

Eagle Rock Distributing Company, a leading beverage distributor of beer, wine and liquor throughout Georgia, today announced that the first batch of Richland Rum will be released and available in select retail stores, bars and restaurants in the state of Georgia on November 30, 2012. Richland Rum is handcrafted locally in historic downtown Richland, Georgia, with all natural ingredients; it is fermented, distilled and aged for one year in oak barrels and bottled by the Richland Distilling Company.


Colorado’s Distillery 291 Receives “Liquid Gold” Status in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible

Recently published this month in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2013, Distillery 291 received favorable marks for the following whiskeys: 291 Fresh Colorado Whiskey, 291 Colorado Rye Whiskey White Dog, and 291 Colorado Whiskey Aspen Stave Finished.

“As our local operations comes of age in the world of spirits, our ratings in the Whisky Bible is an extraordinary accomplishment, especially for a newer distillery like ourselves,” said Distillery 291 owner Michael Myers.


Rolling Out a Smaller Barrel Sooner

THE indispensable ingredient in great whiskey is time: years of aging and mellowing in casks. But in the world of craft whiskey, a growing number of distillers are unwilling to wait that long.

With a range of new technologies and techniques – smaller barrels, ultrasound machines, pressure chambers – they can put on the shelf in a matter of months, if not weeks, whiskeys that they say compare to ones matured for three to five years.