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  • George Washington’s Rye Whiskey Going on Sale (@ Mount Vernon Estate in Virginia)

    03/26/2013 6:38:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 26, 2013 | Mary Katharine Ham
    George Washington’s rye whiskey going on sale Rye whiskey using George Washington’s own recipe will soon go on sale at the first president’s Mount Vernon estate in Virginia. The presidential home reconstructed Washington’s distillery and will make more than 1,100 bottles of unaged whiskey available beginning April 4. The bottles sell for $95 each. Mount Vernon says the rye is the most authentic version of Washington’s whiskey available. Washington was a detailed record keeper, and distillers used the same grain recipe and fermentation process as it was done 250 years ago. No word on whether it’ll be available online or...
  • Moonshine Makers Set Up Shop in Georgia City Hall

    11/17/2012 11:03:09 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    WALB ^ | Nov 17, 2012 | JEFF MARTIN
    <p>DAWSONVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Moonshine distillers are making their first batches of legal liquor in this tiny Georgia town's city hall, not far from the mountains and the maroon, orange and gold canopy of trees that once hid bootleggers from the law.</p>
  • Drinking Whiskey In The Spirit Of George Washington

    10/22/2011 12:40:40 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 58 replies
    NPR ^ | Oct. 22, 2011 | Allison Aubrey
    Virginians have always enjoyed their liquor, and for much of the 18th century, their preferred drink was rum. But when war and tariffs made imported rum hard to come by, George Washington saw an opportunity. Why not make liquor out of grains he was growing on his farms? "He was a businessman and he was a very, very successful one," says Dennis Pogue, the director of preservation programs at Mount Vernon. By 1799, Washington's distillery was the single most profitable part of his plantation. He couldn't make enough whiskey to meet demand, Pogue says. Now the distillery has been restored,...
  • Moonshine Finds New Craftsmen and Enthusiasts

    05/06/2010 5:51:52 AM PDT · by Palter · 32 replies · 721+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 04 May 2010 | ROBERT SIMONSON
    In early April, Kris Comstock, a representative for the Buffalo Trace distillery in Kentucky, conducted a seminar on bourbon at Char No. 4, a bar in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, that offers 150 kinds of American whiskey. Among the bourbons he poured were Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare and Blanton’s. But his students weren’t interested in those. “The first thing that everyone wanted to taste was the white dog,” he said. “We make products that win amazing awards all around the world, and they want to taste the white dog.” White dog, or white whiskey, is, basically, moonshine. It’s newborn whiskey, crystal-clear...
  • Deal has U.S. taxpayers subsidizing British distillery on St. Croix (Billions to Captain Morgan rum)

    09/08/2009 2:55:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies · 848+ views
    NJ.com ^ | 9/08/09 | Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten
    Deal has U.S. taxpayers subsidizing British distillery on St. Croixby Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten/Los Angeles Times Tuesday September 08, 2009, 6:00 AM With little fanfare, a deal is moving forward to direct billions in U.S. tax dollars to an unlikely beneficiary -- the giant British liquor producer that makes Captain Morgan rum. Under the agreement, Diageo of London will receive tax credits and other benefits worth $2.7 billion over 30 years, including the entire $165 million cost of building a state-of-the-art distillery on the island of St. Croix in the Virgin Islands, a U.S. territory. Virgin Islands officials say...
  • Drinkers order Whisky Galore island's entire stocks ... five years too early

    05/04/2009 2:44:26 AM PDT · by jimtorr · 11 replies · 910+ views
    Scotsman.com ^ | 04 May 2009 | SHÂN ROSS
    NOT a brick has been laid to build the first distillery on the island where Whisky Galore! was filmed – but connoisseurs have already signed up to reserve the entire batch of its first-year casks. Peter Brown will begin building the distillery on Barra in the autumn. The distillery, costing more than £1 million, will make about 5,000 gallons of Isle of Barra Single Malt Whisky a year using water from Loch Uisge, the island's highest loch.
  • America Supports You: Distillery, USO to Host ‘Toast to Troops’ (Jack Daniel's)

    09/15/2008 4:31:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 171+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Sharon Foster
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2008 – The Jack Daniel distillery and United Service Organizations will enlist the help of military spouses and other volunteers to assemble 10,000 Operation USO care packages at a "stuffing party" Sept. 18 at Fort Bragg, NC. The event – called "Toast to the Troops" - will include a barbecue for volunteers and guests and a special celebration concert by country music star and Army veteran Craig Morgan, who served 11 years on active duty and another six years in the Army Reserve. Since 2005, the distillery has been collecting personal messages of support in the...
  • America Supports You: Distillery Raises Glass to Troops, Support Group

    06/06/2008 4:03:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 44+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, June 6, 2008 – With symbolic glasses raised on high, Jim Beam distillery offered a toast to U.S. servicemembers and their families with a $175,000 donation to Operation Homefront. Operation Homefront provides emergency assistance and morale to the nation’s troops, to the families they leave behind, and to wounded warriors when they return home. In supporting the organization, Jim Beam honors it as part of the brand’s renewed top-down commitment to its own original values of true character, integrity and doing the right thing, Jim Beam officials said in a news release announcing the donation. "Jim Beam is...
  • Scotch distillery to reopen after 80 years

    03/11/2007 8:05:52 AM PDT · by em2vn · 16 replies · 601+ views
    UPI ^ | 03-11-07 | Staff
    A Scottish whiskey manufacturer plans to reopen an Islay distillery that was put out of business 80 years ago by Prohibition in the United States. Executives at Bruichladdich, a private company that reopened another distillery on Islay in 2001, said their plan to bring the Port Charlotte distillery back to life is part of an effort to keep at least some Scotch-manufacturing in Scottish hands, The Scotsman reported. Seven of the eight distilleries now on Islay are foreign-owned. "The only Scottish one here is us. There are very few truly Scottish distilleries left now in the country," said Mark Reynier,...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 06-22-2006

    06/22/2006 7:45:35 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 197+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 06-22-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. Tell me how much work it must take To attain 60-proof -- IN A LAKE? If this is your wish "To drink like a fish" This water, your thirst it will slake!
  • Try the 92 per cent weapons-grade whisky that will take your breath away. Literally

    02/27/2006 1:04:17 PM PST · by Stoat · 244 replies · 9,567+ views
    The London Times ^ | February 27, 2006 | David Lister
    Try the 92 per cent weapons-grade whisky that will take your breath away. LiterallyBy David Lister, Scotland Correspondent   A 17TH-CENTURY firewater, more than two spoonfuls of which was said to be enough to kill a grown man, is to be revived by a whisky distillery in Scotland. A single drop of the ancient drink of “usquebaugh-baul” was described by the travel writer Martin Martin in 1695 as powerful enough to affect “all members of the body”. He added: “Two spoonfuls of this last liquor is a sufficient dose; if any man should exceed this, it would presently stop...