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10.2009

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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WHISKY GOES GREEN

Over the centuries, whisky has fueled many a fire, metaphorically. Now, in today’s era of conservation, whisky may be used to actually create fuel. Helius Energy in Scotland has formed a joint venture with a consortium of Speyside distillers to build a combined heat and power plant that will be the first in the world to be fuelled by whisky by-products. The £5Om project will generate 7.2MW of electricity, which could be used onsite or [...] Read More »

A DRIVE THROUGH BOURBON COUNTRY

Bourbon country just got a lot more popular. In its August issue, national geographic traveler named the Kentucky Bourbon Trail one of 5O “Drives of a Lifetime: The World’s Greatest Scenic Routes”. Others on the list include the Amalfi Coast of Italy, the Cabot Trail in Canada and Hana Highway, in Hawaii. The article said that Central Kentucky’s “rolling meadows, limestone-filtered streams and cool hardwood forests have long provided ideal conditions for producing the honey-colored [...] Read More »

An APP for WHISK(E)Y DRINKERS

When you absolutely need to know everything about whisk(e)y, there’s iWhiskey – a new application for the iPhone offering 6OO reviews by author and master spirit reviewer F. Paul Pacult The app allows users to flip through a comprehensive database of whiskies –  categorized by American Whiskey, Canadian Whisky, Irish, Single Malt Scotch, Blended Scotch and World, which includes Japanese Whisky. Users can tag favorite whiskies for easy accessibility as well as benefit from “1O [...] Read More »

NO COGNAC for THIS DUKE

People get a bit upset when their name and likeness get used without permission. In 2OO6 “Duke Ellington XO Cognac” was launched. The family of the music legend recently filed a federal lawsuit charging that Harbrew Imports released the brand without getting proper permission to use Duke’s name and signature, saying that a negotiation was attempted but never completed and they want all profits earned on the $15O-per-bottle liquor. This isn’t the first case of [...] Read More »

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