Massachusetts Beverage Business


American Straight Whiskey

Article by: Lew Bryson - "It’s better thanit’s ever been.There’s never been better bourbon made than right now."-Wayne RoseMr. Rose, Group Brand Director, Brown-Forman, isn’t talking about his brand, Woodford Reserve, or even the whole Brown-Forman portfolio.  He’s talking about bourbon, about American straight whiskey, an entire category that has benefited from the same kind of empirical and theoretical research and observation that has dramatically improved the quality of Scotch and [...] Read More »

American Micro Distillers

Article by: Liza Weisstuch - In the beginning, there was rye. The early colonists made it – particularly around Pennsylvania and Virginia – because rye was a bountiful crop. Even George Washington distilled it when he wrapped up his presidency and settled at Mount Vernon. His still house was completed on the vast property in 1799. Now, over two centuries later, thanks to the preservation efforts of Mount Vernon and the Distilled Spirits Council, Washington’s distillery has been reconstructed [...] Read More »

Profile: Joy Spence

Article by: Kristen Amann - PROFILE: JOY SPENCEMaster BlenderAppleton EstateThirteen years ago, Jamaican-born Joy Spence was appointed Master Blender at Appleton Estate, making her the first female Master Blender in the spirits industry.  A hot, heady summer night found Spence in Boston introducing her premium rums to a small audience of the press.  Rum on a steamy night may seem best suited to Caribbean adventures and Tiki parties, but Appleton Estate selected Clio, Ken Oringer’s posh [...] Read More »

Profile: Raimund PrĂ¼m

Article by: Fred Bouchard - RAIMUND PRÜM  6OS.A. Prüm Owner/WinemakerMosel, GermanyThe winemaker from the Mosel’s distinguished Prüm family is known as “Raimund the Red”.  As his flaming scarlet hair is a beckoning beacon of fine Riesling, friends affectionately nicknamed him “Der Specht” or “Il Pico” – the woodpecker!  Prüm has slowly grown his father’s 3k case winery to 45k, parcel by parcel, in Wehlen, Urzig and Graach, crafting luminous, concentrated wines year after year.  A frequent [...] Read More »

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