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04.2012

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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2O12 RARE LIFE AWARD

Eagle Rare Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey named Edward E. Clark, Jr.of Waynesboro, Virginia, as the grand prize winner of the 2O12 Rare Life Award. Eagle Rare will donate $2O,OOO to the Wildlife Center of Virginia, where Clark is president and co-founder, in his honor. Founded in an empty barn in 1982, the Wildlife Center was originally established to care for local wildlife. It has grown into one of the world’s leading teaching and research hospitals [...] Read More »

WILD TURKEY SPREADS ITS WINGS

It looks as if Wild Turkey was a wise investment for Gruppo Campari. In response to skyrocketing demand for the Kentucky bourbon, the drinks company has announced plans to build a new packaging facility at the brand’s site in Lawrenceburg. In support, the Commonwealth of Kentucky has preliminarily approved up to $2.35 million in economic incentives to help create jobs through the $44 million construction project, which will provide full bottling and packaging capabilities for [...] Read More »

THE TEETOTALER and HIS LIQUOR

If you’re interested in rare and antique bottles of spirits, and you have millions of dollars to spare, get your checkbook ready. Netherlands native Bay van der Bunt, who has spent much of his life amassing what he claims to be the world’s largest collection of old liquors, is selling it all. He owns more than 5OOO bottles, including cognacs dating back to 1789. But now van der Bunt, who has no children or potential [...] Read More »

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