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Cheers! Serbia's plum brandy gets UN world heritage status

Dec. 01, 2022 07:29 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — It's time to raise a glass for sljivovica - Serbia's traditional plum brandy that authorities said Thursday is being added to the U.N.’s list of intangible cultural heritage as a cherished tradition to be preserved by humanity. UNESCO experts gathering in...

Supreme Court takes Jack Daniel's case against dog toy maker

Nov. 21, 2022 14:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear a dispute over a dog toy that got whiskey maker Jack Daniel's barking mad. Jack Daniel's had asked the justices to hear its case against the manufacturer of the plastic Bad Spaniels toy. The toy mimics the Jack Daniel's...

Justices asked to hear dog toy dispute. Will they bite?

Nov. 20, 2022 14:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The company that makes Jack Daniel's is howling mad over a squeaking dog toy that parodies the whiskey's signature bottle. Now, the liquor company is barking at the door of the Supreme Court. Jack Daniel's has asked the justices to hear its case against the...

AP PHOTOS: UN distinction sought for prized Serb plum brandy

Nov. 17, 2022 03:36 AM EST

ROZANCI, Serbia (AP) — Forget whiskey or cognac. For Serbs, nothing beats homemade sljivovica, a plum brandy they hope will win U.N. recognition soon as an example of an important cultural tradition. Sljivovica (pronounced SHLI’-vuh-vitsah) has been handcrafted — and consumed...

Campaign helps military members get home for holidays

Nov. 15, 2022 04:01 AM EST

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee-based Jack Daniel Distillery is continuing a more than decade-long tradition of helping military service members and their families get home for the holidays. The distillery producing Jack Daniel’s whiskey is again teaming with the military...

Western Kentucky Distilling to build distillery, warehouses

Nov. 09, 2022 04:06 AM EST

BEAVER DAM, Ky. (AP) — Surging growth in Kentucky's bourbon industry is reaching Ohio County, where the Western Kentucky Distilling Co. is planning a distillery and warehouses. The company will invest nearly $22 million and create 35 full-time jobs with the distillery and...

Record $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot fans ticket sales

Nov. 05, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Powerball jackpot has reached a record estimated high of $1.6 billion, leading longtime players and first-timers alike to flock to buy tickets ahead of Saturday night's drawing. At Woodman's Markets in Madison, Wisconsin, sisters Christy Bemis and Cherrie...

Campari Group adding to its Kentucky bourbon business

Oct. 31, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

Campari Group, owner of the iconic Wild Turkey brand, said Monday it will add to its Kentucky bourbon portfolio by taking a majority stake in Wilderness Trail Distillery. The Italian spirits company said it will acquire a 70% interest in Wilderness Trail, a bourbon and rye whiskey...

Colorado farmers experiment with drought-tolerant wheatgrass

Oct. 15, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — With the flashlight shining out of the back of his cellphone, Perry Cabot, a water resources specialist at Colorado State University’s Western Colorado Research Center in Fruita, hunched behind a grain drill, a piece of equipment farmers use to plant seeds in a field. The research...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Oct. 12, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice. October 11, 2022. Editorial: State should help brewers diversify, expand Gov. Gifford Pinchot — who was a visionary in other respects — disagreed with Prohibition’s repeal in 1933. He devised a system making it difficult to buy...