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05.2013

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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THE AMAZING POISON DETECTOR

In America we take it for granted that when we buy alcohol it’s poison free. But in much of the developing world, poisonous alcohol is a very real problem. Beverages tainted with methanol are frequently causing blindness and oftentimes death. The drinks can come from botched batches of home-distilled liquor but it’s more likely that a criminal gang has cut standard alcohols with methanol and sold the resulting concoctions for inflated profits. Because adding methanol [...] Read More »

WHERE DRINKING+DRIVING=LEGAL

Some things just seem like a bad idea. The Irish town of Kilgarvan has passed a law that allows members of its community to drink and drive. Proposed by local pub owner and politician Danny Healy-Rae, the motion allows people who live in country areas to have a few beers before they drive home “at very low speeds”. Healy-Rae thinks the measure will help preserve pub culture, lower the risk of suicide and attack isolation [...] Read More »

NOW TRENDING “HEALTHY” COCKTAILS

Yes, it may sound a bit like an oxymoron but experts from the Healthy Beverage Expo claim that 2O13-2O14 will see healthy alcoholic drinks emerge as a trend, including wines instilled with goji berries and ginseng, as well as lower calorie and more organic options.  The organizers of the forthcoming show that will take place in Las Vegas in June said that in the coming year, US consumers may begin to see alcoholic drinks touted [...] Read More »

HEAVEN HILL HITS A MILESTONE

Talk about cause for a congratulatory cocktail! Heaven Hill Distilleries recently celebrated the filling of bourbon barrel number 6.5 million. They are only the second continuously operating bourbon producer, and the only private family-owned company, to reach the historic benchmark. Heaven Hill now has around one million aging barrels of Kentucky Bourbon in their inventory, the second most in the world. The 6.5 millionth barrel was “bunged off” by sixth- and seventh-generation father and son [...] Read More »

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