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Jim Beam celebrates 14 millionth Bourbon barrel

3rd May, 2016 by Melita Kiely - The Spirits Business

Jim Beam has set a new Bourbon industry record by filling its 14 millionth barrel since the end of Prohibition in 1933, as demand “continues to soar”. Click Here To Read More!

Tequila drinking on the rise in B.C., liquor sales show

CBC - Yahoo! News

Tequila drinking is on the rise in B.C., and importers and aficionados of the distilled agave spirit say that may be in part to an appreciation for higher quality tequila — the kind that can be enjoyed like a scotch. Sales of tequila on the wholesale level have risen almost 40 per cent from 2012 to 2016, according to the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch, which is the province's sole buyer and reseller of liquor. Tequila sales have been steadily increasing each year since 2012, and over the last fiscal year alone sales rose by about $4.5 million, or 18 per cent. Click Here To Read More!

Cinco de Mayo tequila drinks beyond margaritas: The Cocktail Hour

By Colin Powers -

On Cinco de Mayo, you will find many revelers hoisting a margarita, the most popular tequila drink in the world. But it's not the most popular tequila drink in the spirit's home nation. Mexicans prefer the tart punch of margarita's cousin, Paloma, a drink that dates to the '50s and includes tequila (either blanco or reposado), a bit of lime and grapefruit soda. Click Here To Read More!

Best Food & Cocktail Specials In LA For Cinco De Mayo

CBS Los Angeles

While many around the world celebrate the 1862 victory of the Mexican Army during the Franco-Mexican War on Cinco de Mayo or May 5th, there are also plenty of others who use it as a day to enjoy fabulous Mexican food and stellar margaritas and other specialty cocktails. This year, LA’s top restaurants are stepping it up and are offering delicious Cinco de Mayo specials. These are the best. Click Here To Read More!

Indy bartender is headed to the USBG Diageo World Class Nationals

By Cavan McGinsie -

Thunderbird's Josh Gonzales is one of three Midwest winners

"5," Ryan Puckett, of the Libertine Liquor Bar on Mass Ave. is pouring his last cocktail. "4," he grabs a metal straw and drops it in the glass. "3," he places his final cup, an antique metallic cup on a napkin next to his scorpion bowl. "2," he pulls his hands away. "1, time is up." "Puck" has just finished his go at the Cocktails Against the Clock round of the United States Bartenders' Guild Diageo World Class Midwest Regionals. He finished just in time, to my eye his drink crafting was impeccable and the drinks sound, and look, like they taste incredible (sadly only the judges get a taste). The event took place today and it was exciting to see so much talent. Click Here To Read More!

Mexico City’s Best Cocktail Bars

By Katie Chang - The New York Times Style Magazine

“We used to drink mezcal and beer, but now we’re really into cocktails,” says Mafer Tejada, a bartender at Mexico City’s Licorería Limantour, of the trend sweeping her hometown. Following in the footsteps of boundary-pushing chefs like Enrique Olvera of Pujol, the Mexican haute cuisine restaurant that currently occupies the 16th position on the list of the world’s 50 best, mixologists across Mexico City are also making their mark through artful presentations, unusual ingredients and unique bar design. Here, a shortlist of the city’s most exceptional places to imbibe. Click Here To Read More!

From Less Than $30 to More Than $30,000, New Booze to Fit Any Budget

Tony Sachs - The Huffington Post

As part of my job, I get to taste a lot of booze. I mean a lot of booze. Not that I’m complaining, you understand. But there’s only so much time in the day to both taste liquor and write about it. (And of course there’s only so much liquor one can taste in a day before needing to take a nap at the keyboard.) Sometimes spirits that are good, or noteworthy, or both, simply get lost in the shuffle and disappear to the back of the liquor cabinet, never to return — at least not until I throw a party and start digging out the dustier bottles. This here grab-bag of totally random liquor — the ones that almost got away — is an attempt to remedy that situation. I’ve tried them all over the last several months and consider worth your time and, in many cases, your money. Whiskey, mezcal, cognac, liqueur... there’s bound to be something here that suits your fancy and your budget. Click Here To Read More!

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