TWiB: 2021 Marks New High for Bourbon Sold in 40 Years, House Bill 500 Passes the Kentucky House, Castle & Key Releases First Small Batch Bourbon

It’s This Week in Bourbon for March 18th 2022. Bourbon and Straight American whiskeys hit a new high for cases sold for the first time in over 40 years, House Bill 500 passes the Kentucky House, and Castle & Key is releasing their first ever small batch bourbon.

Show Notes:

  • Diageo, Brown-Forman and Edrington have suspended sales in Russia
  • The United States will ban imports of Russian alcohol and seafood
  • Bourbon and Straight American whiskeys surpassed 27 million 9-liter cases domestically in 2021 for the first time in over 40 years
  • Kirin will invest about $870M in its healthcare and pharmaceutical businesses over the next three years
  • The whisky market is worth more than US$10 billion in the US on-trade
  • Kentucky Bourbon Festival announces inaugural Bourbon Capital BBQ Challenge & Distillery Invitational with the Kansas City Barbeque Society
  • House Bill 500 passed the Kentucky House and moves on to the Senate
  • Brown-Forman introduces ‘Up or Over’ bottled cocktails
  • Alberta Distillers Ltd announce the introduction of their signature core expression to the U.S. for the first time
  • RD1 Spirits is releasing an exclusive Citrus Bowl edition of Wm. Tarr Kentucky Whiskey
  • Blackwood Distilling Co. has announced the arrival of Blackwood Toasted Bourbon
  • Castle & Key Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey is being released
  • @brownforman @diageo @diageo_na @edringtonamericas @kybourbonfest @albertadistillers @albertapremium @rd1spirits @blackwooddistillingco @castleandkey
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