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Behind production of a top-selling bourbon, push to go green

Apr. 21, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The process of making fine whiskey involves aging spirits to a golden brown, but a bourbon producing giant is going green along the way. Beam Suntory, producer of top-selling Jim Beam and Maker's Mark, both crafted in Kentucky, said Wednesday it...

Ex-Jack Daniel's distiller to make new whiskey in Tennessee

Apr. 20, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The former top distiller at Jack Daniel's announced on Tuesday that he and several partners are opening a new whiskey distillery near the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Company Distilling will first open a 4,000-square-foot...

Pandemic causes decline in Czech beer consumption

Apr. 20, 2021 08:06 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Beer consumption in the Czech republic — the world's largest per-capita consumer of the drink — was badly affected by the coronavirus last year, the country's brewing body said Tuesday. The amount consumed annually on average by each person in the...

Chattanooga swears in Tim Kelly as new mayor

Apr. 20, 2021 04:22 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Chattanooga has sworn in Tim Kelly as its new mayor, replacing Andy Berke. After hitting his term limits, Berke handed over control of the government to Kelly during a ceremony Monday. In a runoff election last week,...

New Orleans brewery canning rice wine, plans expansion

Apr. 18, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A member of a New Orleans restaurant family is brewing the Japanese rice wine called sake from grain grown at Louisiana State University, the LSU AgCenter says. Brennan family member Lindsay Beard and business partner Nan Wallis...

Distillery to build family-friendly destination in Kentucky

Apr. 16, 2021 04:34 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky distillery startup is planning to build a 300-acre campus that will employ about 126 workers, the governor's office said. Log Still Distillery is investing $24 million in a second phase of its project to revive a historic site in Nelson...

Oregon employers mull requiring COVID-19 vaccines

Apr. 14, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A large winery in Oregon has notified its workers that they must show proof they’ve received the COVID-19 vaccine by May 20. Many workplaces are weighing similar requirements as pandemic restrictions loosen, KLCC reported. ...

Buffalo Trace joins university on oak tree research project

Apr. 14, 2021 04:46 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Buffalo Trace Distillery and the University of Kentucky are working together on a tree planting and research project aimed at strengthening the white oak industry's sustainability. The study kicked off with the planting of 1,066 trees on the...

Jack Daniel's inks deal on Tennessee solar farm

Apr. 14, 2021 04:10 AM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Iconic whiskey maker Jack Daniel’s has struck a long-term deal to fuel a solar panel farm a few miles from its Tennessee distillery. The Tennessee Valley Authority says the agreement with the Lynchburg-based distiller, Duck River Electric...

"Sour Grapes" wine fraud con man deported to Indonesia

Apr. 13, 2021 21:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A one-time California man who bilked wine collectors out of millions by selling cheaper booze he rebottled in his kitchen has been deported to his native Indonesia, U.S. immigration officials said Tuesday. Rudy Kurniawan, 44, was deported last week on...