Is the Fabeled Gin Boom Finally Arriving?

Gin. As a supplier and now a distributor, walking into a retail liquor store with a new brand of gin almost always guarantees an exaggerated eye roll as the particulars of the product are described.

Gin. “They’re just making this until their whiskey ages.”

Gin. And juice. Once looked down upon by retailers as only a ‘certain demographic’ bought this category, we’ve all bought into the rumors that it’s the next big category.

Gin. We’re waiting on you to explode. True that many (many) craft distillers are producing their own take on the juniper-flavored vodka, but we don’t mind as many expressions of brown water- even when the distiller’s only expression of said spirit was in the “picking” of stock barrels.

All we are saying is give gin a chance.

Gruppo Campari did. 58 million chances, in fact, with the purchase of the premium brand BULLDOG.

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11 Problems Every Bourbon Lover Understands

The #WhiskeyWanderer understands this as #TheStoryOfMyLife!  Thanks, Ginny Tonic, for letting me know #ImNotAlone

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There’s only a few days left in Bourbon Heritage month which undoubtedly will be causing many of you to shed a tear in sorrow this week. In an attempt to cheer you up I’ve compiled a […]

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Why Kentucky should support defining Tennessee Whiskey- I’m talking to you, KDA

If you’ve ever met a Kentuckian, you’ve probably heard their favorite statistic more than once, that 95% of the world’s bouhttps://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/2c/0a/4c/2c0a4c9b8908f01f7e6b42483f1366f4.jpgrbon is made in Kentucky.  They’ll usually go on to add that they don’t know who makes the rest of it, but that they don’t drink it.  This tidbit coupled with a mention of Kentucky basketball, bluegrass or horse racing tends to come out in the first two minutes of meeting a member of the Commonwealth; they’re like vegans… or CrossFitters.

I’ve heard many a Kentuckian chuckle over the great Tennessee Whiskey debate.  They find it amusing parlor conversation.  Comments range from earnest interest to mocking disbelief.  The common thread is that no one understands why Tennessee wouldn’t hold on to this designation with all its might as has Bourbon, Scotch, Champagne, Cognac and countless wine appellations.  I have the same question.  I am a proud Tennessean and this is embarrassing. Continue reading Why Kentucky should support defining Tennessee Whiskey- I’m talking to you, KDA