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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...

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...

Mexico publishes retaliatory tariffs on US imports

Jun. 5, 2018 2:16 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico has published the tariffs it's imposing on products imported from the United States in response to the Trump administration's duties on Mexican steel and aluminum. Tuesday's list shows tariffs ranging from 15 to 25 percent include a host of pork products, apples, potatoes,...

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...

Sip and ship: Tourists can now send distillery whiskey home

Jun. 1, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Until now, whiskey tourists in Kentucky have been able to sniff the aromas from bourbon-making and sip the finished product during distillery tours. But they haven't been allowed to ship bottles home. That modern-day prohibition is coming to an end in the state, which produces about...

Salem City Council to consider allowing hard liquor sales

May. 28, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Vendors could soon sell hard liquor at events in two major city parks under a proposal coming before the Salem City Council on Tuesday. The Statesman Journal reports the proposal would allow hard liquor sales at Salem's Riverfront Park and Bush's Pasture Park. As summer approaches, city...

Make a killer margarita with some tequila-based liqueur

May. 3, 2018 10:39 AM EDT

I recently had the pleasure of traveling to Mexico to learn how to make tequila. I always liked sipping on tequila, but now I am in love with it. Tequila is like wine, it is a simple process. It is made by hand and reflects both the terroir of the highlands or the valley soil in which the blue agave plant is...

It ain't tea, babe: Bob Dylan embraces Tennessee whiskey

May. 2, 2018 9:00 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Music icon Bob Dylan is partnering with a distillery to make whiskey at a 140-year-old Tennessee church and bottle it under the name Heaven's Door. News outlets report Dylan has partnered with Angel's Envy Bourbon co-founder Marc Bushala in the venture. The New York Times first...