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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...

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...

EU, US agree to temporarily suspend tariffs in steel dispute

May. 17, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday decided to temporarily suspend some measures at the heart of a steel tariff dispute with the United States that is seen as one of the major trade issues dividing the two sides. With the decision, “we are walking the talk...

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...

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...

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...

Mississippi bill would allow home delivery of alcohol

Mar. 29, 2021 18:55 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi would join a majority of states in allowing home delivery of alcohol, if Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signs a bill that legislators are sending him. The House and Senate agreed Sunday on the final version of House Bill 1135. It would...

Georgia diners could order to-go cocktails under bill

Mar. 29, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia diners could permanently order mixed alcoholic drinks to go when ordering food under a measure that passed the General Assembly on Monday. The House voted 120-48 for Senate Bill 236, sending it to Gov. Kemp for his approval or veto. ...

Tennessee's Old Glory Distilling expanding, adding whiskey

Mar. 27, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Old Glory Distilling Co.is planning a 20,000-square-foot expansion that will double the size of its headquarters near Interstate 24 in Clarksville, The Leaf Chronicle reported. Owner Matt Cunningham said they are going to build a...