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Maker’s Mark Launches Private Barrel Programme

9th October, 2015 by Kristiane Sherry - The Spirits BusinessMaker’s Mark is launching a new retail initiative where select trade customers can finish its original, fully matured cask strength Bourbon in a barrel made from a personalised selection of oak staves. Click Here To Read More!

Renewed AB InBev Bid for SABMiller Ups Stake in Beer Battle

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OCT. 7, 2015, 9:15 A.M. E.D.T.

BRUSSELS — Any talk of a union between Budweiser and Miller — in fact, any talk of the creation of beer behemoth reaching all parts of the globe for that matter — should be put off for now as the owners of two of the world's most famous beers continue to haggle over the terms of a merger. Earlier Wednesday, Budweiser's Belgian-Brazilian owner Anheuser-Busch InBev sweetened its offer for SABMiller to more than 68 billion pounds ($104 billion) but the reply remained as bitter as the rejection of the two previous proposals. Click Here To Read More!

Hottest bar openings in September 2015

7th October, 2015 by Kristiane Sherry - The Spirits Business

A Harry Potter-themed bar, Argentine-inspired watering hole and the widely anticipated new joint venture from the team behind The Dead Rabbit all opened their doors last month. Click Here To Read More!

Predicting Craft Beer Trends in 2015

By John W. Mitchell -

For Jeremy Danner, Ambassador Brewer at Boulevard Brewing Co. in Kansas City, Mo., the variety of styles he brews is driven by a white-hot craft beer truth. “People want to drink something interesting,” Danner says. “They want to be wowed and enjoy themselves.” To help satisfy this expectation among Boulevard customers, in their 2014 summer lineup Danner and the Boulevard brewers turned to a 200-year-old German beer style: the gose (GO-suh). Click Here To Read More!

The 16 Best College Bars in America

By: Kristin Hunt - The Huffington Post

There are all kinds of things you miss after you leave your college for the real world. The outrageously cruel chants you yelled at rivals on game day. The sunny afternoons spent lying on the quad, forgetting all about that term paper you had due the next day. The house parties you and your roomies threw that got shut down by the police. But most of all, you miss spending several (maybe even seven) nights a week at these magical college bars. These are the kind of places with dirt-cheap drink deals, sticky booths, and time-honored traditions that you called home for collegiate years. They may not be pretty, but they probably had an excellent karaoke night. Or at the very least, a shot wheel. Get ready to cry into your prized alma mater sweatshirt in three, two, one. Click Here To Read More!

What Does Your Bourbon Actually Taste Like?

Contributed by Kara Newman -

Does your favorite bourbon taste like corn bread, caramel chews or eggnog? In bourbon expert Fred Minnick’s new book, Bourbon Curious: A Simple Tasting Guide For the Savvy Drinker, Minnick explains why flavors like these sometimes surface in your favorite pour. For ease and clarity, he breaks bourbons down into four flavor-dominant categories: grain, caramel, cinnamon and nutmeg. Click Here To Read More!

5 Fall Cocktails for Drinking Right Now

BY CE Staff | Sep 28, 2015

And just like that, it’s fall. If the calendar didn’t tip you off, football starting and the weather changing probably did. So with the changing of the seasons, we change to fall cocktails that incorporate autumnal ingredients like apples, rosemary and root vegetables. And scotch. It’s not fall without scotch. Click Here To Read More!

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