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New Orleans cocktail book shows city's elegant drink side

Nov. 21, 2022 08:48 AM EST

If your idea of a New Orleans cocktail is a Kool-Aid colored, alcohol-heavy concoction served in a plastic hand grenade or a novelty glass resembling a hurricane lamp, stop thinking like a college freshman on his first trip to Bourbon Street and take a look at the new book from upscale bar owner...

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...

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...

Distiller boosts investment in western Kentucky operations

Oct. 12, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Startup Kentucky bourbon producer Jackson Purchase Distillery is boosting its investment. The company will increase its distilling operation investment in Fulton County in western Kentucky to nearly $26 million and create 54 full-time jobs, Gov. Andy Beshear...

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...

Pumpkin Spice Martini? Autumn cocktails can get creative

Oct. 03, 2022 08:42 AM EDT

Apple pie! Pumpkin spice! Buttered rum! This is how we embrace autumn at our home bar. Despite the drop in temperatures, cocktails flavored for fall don’t need to taste deep, brooding or heavy. There are plenty of ways to harness the ingredients we associate with the season to...

California to add wine, liquor bottles to recycling program

Sep. 28, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will add wine and liquor bottles to its recycling rebate program under a law taking effect in July 2024. “California’s bottle bill recycling program has needed fixing for 40 years,” Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins said Wednesday....

Kentucky hits record number of bourbon barrels: 11.4 million

Sep. 28, 2022 04:18 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The number of bourbon barrels in Kentucky reached a record number this year, the Kentucky Distillers' Association said. As of January, the state reached 11.4 million barrels, or 12 million when other aging spirits are included, the group said in a news release...

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...