Latest Distillery operation News

Sales pitch summer? Dems aim to showcase virus relief effort

Jun. 10, 2021 08:25 AM EDT

MAIDENS, Va. (AP) — When Sherry Brockenbrough and her family opened a distillery on a leafy vista overlooking the James River on March 5, 2020, the coronavirus still seemed like a distant threat. But in the coming weeks, Hill Top Distillery faced the kind of barriers...

Arizona history-June 6-12

Jun. 02, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

Sunday, June 6 On this date in 1851, Camp Independence was established on the east bank of the Colorado River near its junction with the Gila River under the command of Lt. Thomas W. Sweeny. Camp Independence was replaced by Fort Yuma in December, 1851. ...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

May. 31, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

Traverse City Record-Eagle. May 30, 2021. Editorial: Michiganders deserve an accurate count of nursing home deaths This task simply can’t be someone else’s job. We were a bit befuddled in April when officials with the Michigan...

Guided hikes in NC state park focus on old moonshine stills

May. 31, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Joe Mickey and Bob Hillyer often stumble upon surprises when they venture off the marked trails in Stone Mountain State Park, and not all of them involve snakes and bears. The two men have developed a nose for finding rusted barrels, jerry...

DoubleD Taphouse pours it on with Delaware-made beers, wines

May. 30, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Gina Havens and Donna Dambrosio have visited several breweries throughout Delaware along with their husbands and seem to always leave with the same feeling — there is an amazingly tasty array of craft beverages available throughout the First State. ...

Minnesota breweries, distillers offer vaccination incentives

May. 28, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Several Minnesota breweries and distilleries are offering a shot and a beer to adults to encourage them to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Gov. Tim Walz announced the “Cheers to the Vaccine” campaign Friday in partnership with the Craft...

Distiller announces annual scholarship for Kentucky State

May. 25, 2021 04:12 AM EDT

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky whiskey maker has announced a $25,000 annual scholarship for Kentucky State University's master of agriculture sciences in environmental studies program. Bulleit Frontier Whiskey hopes to promote diversity in the industry with the gift...

Canned cocktails in Michigan to get more alcohol, less tax

May. 24, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (AP) — Canned cocktails in Michigan will be less expensive and can have a higher alcohol content starting this summer after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a package of bills at a distillery in Grand Rapids on Monday. Under the legislation signed at Long...

Beshear toasts bourbon startup; touts progress against virus

May. 11, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday touted Kentucky's progress toward reaching a post-pandemic normal while celebrating a startup bourbon distillery — the kind of event his predecessors savored. The governor participated in a ribbon cutting for a tasting room where visitors...

Wine giant Gallo close to $400 million center in S. Carolina

May. 04, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina will likely soon tweak its liquor laws to allow the biggest winemaker in the United States to spend $400 million on a new bottling and distribution center in the state. The House voted 98-11 on Tuesday to approve the bill that would...