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Making, drinking arak a source of national pride in Lebanon

Sep. 20, 2018 9:16 AM EDT

TAANAYEL, Lebanon (AP) — Every part of Lebanon's national drink, arak, is infused with tradition — from distilling the aniseed-tinged liquor to the ritual of mixing it at the table, when the transparent liquid suddenly turns milky white as water is added. Arak is a staple of big Sunday meals. With a...

Newcomers bring decaying Kentucky distillery back to life

Sep. 19, 2018 9:48 AM EDT

MILLVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The whiskey quit flowing decades ago from a landmark Kentucky distillery housed in a picturesque castle. Nearly a half-century of neglect reduced the one-time tourist draw to a decaying relic. Now, two newcomers to the whiskey business have resurrected the Old Taylor distillery and...

Alaska's Iditarod race gains new sponsor after others leave

Sep. 6, 2018 6:16 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Organizers of Alaska's 1,000-mile Iditarod say an Anchorage business has become a sponsor of the famed sled dog race. The addition of Anchorage Distillery follows a challenging time for race officials who have faced the loss of major sponsors, financial hardships and the first-ever...

Bardstown Bourbon Company added to Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Aug. 30, 2018 5:03 AM EDT

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Bardstown Bourbon Company has become the newest distillery to join the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. The Kentucky Distillers' Association says the Nelson County distillery becomes the 14th destination on the trail, which hosted more than one million visits for the second year in a row in...

Markets Right Now: After a shaky start, stocks end higher

Aug. 29, 2018 4:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. More encouraging news on trade helped the stock market shake off a weak start and finish higher. It was the fourth straight gain for the S&P 500 index Wednesday, and another record high close. Among the biggest...

Brown-Forman posts higher profit in 1st quarter

Aug. 29, 2018 3:59 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Brown-Forman Corp. reported higher first-quarter net income Wednesday, fueled partly by strong overseas sales aimed at softening the short-term impact from tariffs. But the spirits company best known for its Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey brand cautioned it's bracing for a period of...

Brown-Forman posts higher profit in 1st quarter

Aug. 29, 2018 1:08 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Brown-Forman Corp. reported higher first-quarter net income Wednesday, fueled partly by strong overseas sales aimed at softening the short-term impact from tariffs. But the spirits company best known for its Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey brand cautioned it's bracing for a period of...

George Clooney tops Forbes' highest-paid actors list

Aug. 23, 2018 7:24 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Clooney can raise a glass, even if he's not starring in any hit movies. The 57-year-old tops the 2018 Forbes' list of highest-paid actors with $239 million in pretax earnings. Forbes credits up to $1 billion that a British conglomerate said it would pay for Casamigos Tequila,...

Logo: Kentucky distiller sues Dylan company over trademark

Aug. 20, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Heaven Hill Distillery of Kentucky is taking Bob Dylan's whiskey company to court, claiming trademark infringement involving its logo. Heaven's Door Spirits is co-owned by the musician and debuted this year. WDRB-TV reports a Heaven Hill lawyer sent a cease-and-desist letter to...

Crews still working to save bourbon after warehouse collapse

Aug. 9, 2018 9:41 AM EDT

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — The collapse of a Kentucky distillery's warehouse last month has crews still cleaning up and trying to salvage roughly 18,000 barrels of aging bourbon. News outlets reported Wednesday the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown has been working one barrel at a time to save the bourbon....