Latest Distillery operation 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...

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...

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...

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...

Asian stocks higher after Wall Street gains

Jun. 7, 2018 12:19 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Thursday following a rally on Wall Street as remarks by a European Central Bank board member eased worries about the new Italian government's spending plans. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 jumped 1 percent to 22,839.85 and the Shanghai Composite Index...

Bourbon theft ringleader sentenced to 15 years in prison

Jun. 1, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

The ringleader of a whiskey theft operation in Kentucky was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday for his role in siphoning tens of thousands of dollars' worth of bourbon from a pair of distilleries. Having secured a place in Kentucky lore as "Pappygate," the thefts included hard-to-get and pricey brands such as...

Sip and ship: Tourists can now send distillery whiskey home

Jun. 1, 2018 1:35 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Until recently, whiskey tourists in Kentucky had been allowed to sniff the aromas of bourbon-making and sip the finished product during distillery tours. But they couldn't legally ship bottles home. That modern-day prohibition came to an end earlier this year but was officially...