Latest Alcoholic beverage manufacturing News

Portion of Kentucky bourbon warehouse collapses

Jun. 22, 2018 7:27 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Thousands of whiskey barrels crashed into a massive heap Friday when a large section of a decades-old storage warehouse collapsed at a distillery in the heart of Kentucky bourbon country. The damaged warehouse at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown held about 18,000 barrels, and...

Kentucky governor downplays effect of EU tariffs on bourbon

Jun. 22, 2018 8:55 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In comments at odds with his home state's whiskey distillers, Kentucky's Republican governor is downplaying fears that the European Union's retaliatory tariffs could disrupt the booming market for the Bluegrass state's iconic bourbon industry. "There's always the potential for some...

Tariffs stir unrest among American whiskey producers

Jun. 21, 2018 3:35 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Much of the rye whiskey aging in hundreds of barrels at Catoctin Creek Distillery in Virginia could end up being consumed in Europe, a market the 9-year-old distilling company has cultivated at considerable cost. But an escalating trade dispute has the distillery's co-founder and...

Kirin investigates if donations went to Myanmar's forces

Jun. 15, 2018 8:41 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese beer company Kirin is investigating whether donations intended for charity instead went to Myanmar's military, which is accused of brutal attacks against Rohingya Muslims. Amnesty International has urged Japanese authorities to look into donations Kirin's subsidiary Myanmar Brewery...

Old Forester returns to roots with new Kentucky distillery

Jun. 14, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Old Forester, the bourbon that launched a family dynasty and a spirits company, has returned to its pre-Prohibition Kentucky home in a newly renovated building that symbolizes the brand's comeback from years of decline. The Old Forester Distilling Co. opens its doors to tourists...

Rare sightings of big bug draw fans from around the world

Jun. 13, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

ONONDAGA, N.Y. (AP) — Students from Japan and a researcher from New Zealand are among the scientists and hobbyists flocking to central New York for rare sightings of a big bug. The area's cicada (sih-KAY'-duh) brood emerges once every 17 years. The Post-Standard says the eastern U.S. is one of three places...

Alabama police probe moonshine operation

Jun. 13, 2018 8:08 AM EDT

EUFAULA, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama are investigating an illegal moonshine operation after dozens of fermentation barrels were found in some woods. Eufaula Police Sgt. Donald Brown told news outlets Tuesday the 36 fermentation barrels found Monday could produce about $7,500 in illegal liquor on each...

Distillery has new bourbon flavored by beaver secretion

Jun. 12, 2018 12:38 PM EDT

TAMWORTH, N.H. (AP) — Beaver-flavored whiskey, anyone? A New Hampshire distillery has a new bourbon, Eau De Musc, flavored partly by the secretion from a beaver's castor sacs. Tamworth Distilling says the secretion, called castoreum, has a history of being used as a flavoring and is on a small list of FDA...

Summer beer: Busch brewery in Virginia reopens to tourists

Jun. 9, 2018 10:21 PM EDT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — After a 20-year hiatus, visitors can again tour the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Virginia. The company is bringing back tours of the Williamsburg facility on weekends this summer. Adults must pay $25 for the tour, which takes about 90 minutes. The Virginian-Pilot reports visitors will...

The world's most exciting stocks may now be in your funds

Jun. 7, 2018 1:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks trading in mainland China have long offered one of market's biggest thrill rides — they've roughly doubled in just one year, only to give it all back the next — and they're moving into the mainstream of fund investing. Last week marked the first time that MSCI, a...