Latest Distillery operation News

Drought takes toll on country’s largest cotton producer

Oct. 07, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The cotton harvest is about to get underway in the Texas High Plains, the windswept region that grows most of the crop in the nation’s top cotton-producing state. But Barry Evans, like many others, has already walked away from more than 2,000 acres (809 hectares) of his...

Kentucky Bourbon Trail on pace to set visitations record

Oct. 06, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is on a pace to surpass the record-high number of distillery visitations in a year, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association said. The continued rise in bourbon tourism means that distilleries along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and...

Growth in licensed products gives NMSU athletics an assist

Oct. 03, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Pete’s Most Wanted Salsa, a new product bearing the image of New Mexico State University mascot Pistol Pete, celebrated its launch Wednesday with a party at La Posta de Mesilla; and the university says more branded products will soon be joining a growing family of...

Old Smoky Distillery teams with athletes to promote brand

Oct. 01, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Some of the world’s best athletes, including a few Tennessee ones, are now investing in one of the most prominent brands in the Smokies. Ole Smoky Distillery is partnering with Patricof Co, a New York-based investment platform that makes investment...

Jim Beam outlines expansion to ramp up bourbon production

Sep. 14, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

Jim Beam plans to ramp up bourbon production at its largest Kentucky distillery to meet growing global demand in a more than $400 million expansion to be powered by renewable energy. The project will increase capacity by 50% at the Beam plant in Boston, Kentucky, while reducing...

Asheville brewery breaks into distillery business

Aug. 22, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A WNC brewery is tapping into the spirited industry of distilling. In 2016, UpCountry Brewing Company opened in West Asheville, and a Brevard taproom opened two years later. This year, a collaboration motivated reintroduction as not only a craft brewery but...

Business distilling success in Milford

Aug. 20, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

MILFORD, Del. (AP) — Stacey Fibelkorn promised the tasting room of Feebs Distilling would fill up soon after open time and sure enough, at 5 p.m., someone walked through the tasting room door. It’s a small but inviting room, with all-wood furnishings. Its walls are covered in...

Kentucky bourbon distillery expanding, adding 50 jobs

Jul. 29, 2022 04:03 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Spirits maker Beam Suntory is investing $400 million to expand a bourbon distillery in central Kentucky and will create 50 full-time jobs, Gov. Andy Beshear announced. The expansion is at James B. Beam Distilling Co.'s Booker Noe Distillery in Boston in Nelson...

28 people dead, 60 sick in India from drinking spiked liquor

Jul. 26, 2022 04:59 AM EDT

AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — At least 28 people have died and 60 others became ill from drinking altered liquor in western India, officials said Tuesday. Senior government official Mukesh Parmar said the deaths occurred in Ahmedabad and Botad districts of Gujarat state, where...