This Week in Bourbon

This Week in Bourbon is your source for the weekly news of what’s happening in bourbon.

TWiB: Derby Season With Lots of Events, Jeff Hopmayer Joins The Board for Staghorn, 18 Brand New Whiskey Releases!



It’s This Week in Bourbon for April 12th 2024. Derby season is abuzz in Louisville with lots of events, Jeff Hopmayer joins the board for Staghorn, and 18 new whiskey releases.

Show Notes:

  • A21 Wine & Spirits has agreed to purchase the Noble Oak American Whiskey brand from Edrington
  • Slow Pass Bourbon Co. LLC is considering opening a $70 million distillery in Springfield, Ky
  • Three limited-time Derby experiences for booking on Buzzard’s Roost
  • The Woodford Reserve $1,000 and $5,000 Mint Julep cups charity program
  • Staghorn has appointed Brindiamo Group founder Jeff Hopmayer to serve on the advisory board
  • Chef Edward Lee recently released a cookbook called Bourbon Land
  • Michter’s 10 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • 2XO The Kiawah Blend
  • High n’ Wicked cask strength rye and bourbon
  • High West Bourye
  • Jim Gaffigan launches Fathertime Bourbon
  • Ezra Brooks 99 Port Wine Cask Finish
  • Ole Smoky Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Booker’s Springfield Batch
  • BHAKTA 2014 Bourbon
  • A. Overholt
  • Chicken Cock Double Oak Single Barrel
  • BLACKENED Whiskey 2024 edition of Rye the Lighting
  • Savage & Cooke Distillery Howling Mob Bourbon Whiskey and Bloody Butcher Bourbon Whiskey
  • Still Austin Ruby Red Port Barrel Finished Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Old Fitzgerald Bottled-in-Bond 25th Anniversary Edition
  • Orphan Barrel Indigo’s Hour Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Milam & Greene Whiskey 2024 Wildlife Collection: Mockingbird Single Barrel Bourbon
  • @nobleoak @buzzardsroostwhiskey @woodfordreserve @brindiamogroup @chefedwardlee @michterswhiskey @2xowhiskey @dixon_dedman @highnwicked @drinkhighwest @jimgaffigan @fathertimebourbon @ezrabrooksbourbon @olesmokey @bhaktaspirits @chickencockwhiskey @blackenedamericanwhiskey @savageandcooke @stillatx @heavenhilldistillery @milamandgreenewhiskey
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TWiB: New Service Called Kentucky Bourbon Retreat, Hard Truth’s Farmer’s Reserve, Woodford Reserve’s $15,000 Derby Bottle



It’s This Week in Bourbon for March 29th 2024. A new service is launching dubbed the Kentucky Bourbon Retreat, Hard Truth Distilling Co. announced the introduction of Farmer’s Reserve, and Woodford Reserve drops a $15,000 bottle for the 150th Kentucky Derby.

Show Notes:

  • A new service is launching dubbed the Kentucky Bourbon Retreat
  • Indiana has new liquor laws
  • West Virginia’s legislature has approved a bill that would allow individuals to distill
  • Better Business Bureau warns of scam bourbon retail sites and social media accounts
  • 50 Cent has filed a $6 million embezzlement case against Beam Suntory
  • A vintage Perone beer can has sold for an astounding $62,830
  • Hard Truth Distilling Co. Farmer’s Reserve
  • 15 STARS First West Bourbon
  • Woodford Reserve 150th Kentucky Derby
  • @50cent @barrelglobal @hardtruthspirits @woodfordreserve
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TWiB: MGP Files Lawsuits Against Two Cities, More Partnerships in Golf Are Coming, Rabbit Hole Heretofore



It’s This Week in Bourbon for March 22nd 2024. MGP is getting ready to battle two cities in court, more partnerships in golf are coming from Elijah Craig and Blade & Bow, and Rabbit Hole released the newest member of its Distillery Series, Heretofore.

Show Notes:

  • MGP is getting ready to battle two cities in court
  • Thieves got away with bourbon that was inside a parked truck
  • Bespoken Spirits new headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Flying Ace announced an educational scholarship program with Folds of Honor
  • Barmen 1873 Bourbon is rolling out its first-ever celebrity partnership with Lainey Wilson
  • Blade and Bow Kentucky partners with golf champion Wyndham Clark
  • Elijah Craig welcomes the 2024 PGA Championship
  • Jack & Ginger Ale
  • Knob Creek collaborates on a limited release with LL Cool J
  • Penelope Rio is set to arrive on shelves in March
  • Maker’s Mark has now launched the London edition of its Wood Finishing City Series
  • Rabbit Hole Distillery released the newest member of its Distillery Series “Heretofore“
  • @bespokenspirits @flyingacespirits @foldsofhonor @barmen1873 @bladeandbowwhiskey @elijahcraig @jackdaniels_us @knobcreek @peneoplebourbon @makersmark @rabbithole @raekwon @llcoolj
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TWiB: A Brewer Sues Government To Distill as a Hobby, Chattanooga Batch 037: Ancient Wheat, Yellowstone Rum Cask Finish



It’s This Week in Bourbon for March 15th 2024. A brewer in Ohio is suing the federal government saying he should be able to distil as a hobby, Chattanooga is releasing DISCOVER EXPERIMENTAL BATCH 037: ANCIENT WHEAT!, and Limestone Branch Distillery has announced the second release in its Yellowstone Special Finishes Collection: Yellowstone Rum Cask Finish

Show Notes:

  • Should the government be able to stop you from making whiskey?
  • Buzzard’s Roost Ambuzzador
  • Rebel 100 6-Year Bourbon
  • Chattanooga is releasing Discover Experimental Batch 037: Ancient Wheat
  • Yellowstone Rum Cask Finish
  • @buzzardsroostwhiskey @chattwhiskey @rebelbourbon @yellowstonebourbon
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TWiB: National Buzzard’s Day Is a Thing, Old Forester High Angel’s Share, Pursuit Releases United Double Oaked Bourbon



It’s This Week in Bourbon for March 8th 2024. National Buzzard’s Day is a thing, Old Forester releases High Angel’s Share, and Pursuit Spirits finally releases their long awaited United Double Oaked Bourbon.

Show Notes:

  • March 15 is National Buzzards Day
  • Ohio Liquor Goes Irish
  • Old Forester High Angels’ Share
  • Milam & Greene 2024 Wildlife Collection, the Golden Eagle Single Barrel Bourbon
  • New Riff Distilling 8-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Woodford Reserve 2024 commemorative Derby bottle
  • 15 STARS First West Rye Whiskey and 8&15 YO Private Stock Fine Aged Bourbon
  • The Perfect Fifth 14-year-old American Whiskey
  • Michter’s US*1 Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Rye
  • Peerless Toasted Bourbon – Batch 1
  • @buzzardsroostwhiskey @ohioliquor @oldforester @milamandgreenewhiskey @newriff @woodfordreserve @15starsbourbon @michterswhiskey @kentuckypeerless @theperfectfifth @bourbon_colonel86
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TWiB: Brown‑Forman Sells Its Jack Daniel Cooperage, WSWA Says Premiumization is Dead, Lost Lantern Releases the Spring 2024 Collection



It’s This Week in Bourbon for March 1st 2024. Brown‑Forman Corporation has sold its Jack Daniel Cooperage to Independent Stave Company, Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America say that premiumization is dead, and Lost Lantern releases their Spring 2024 collection.

Show Notes:

  • Brown‑Forman Corporation has sold its Jack Daniel Cooperage
  • The Ripken Experience
  • Maker’s Mark labels for inspirational woman
  • Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey has opened a whiskey lodge in Aspen
  • Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America say that premiumization is dead
  • Justins’ has sued Kentucky ABC
  • Kentucky lawmakers are moving to close loopholes in the Vintage Distilled Spirits law
  • FC Dallas partnership with Campari America
  • Kentucky Bourbon Festival ticket sale dates
  • Jaywalk Straight Rye
  • Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing City Series Singapore Edition
  • Lost Lantern Spring 2024 collection
  • Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon with a commemorative 52nd Edition Gold Pegasus Pin
  • Still Austin Whiskey Co Bottled in Bond Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Total Eclipse Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams and Garrison Bros Whiskey Pecan & Pralines
  • @jackdaniels_us @brownforman @makersmark @stranahans @fcdallas @campariusa @wildturkey @longbranchbourbon @kybourbonfest @lostlanternwhiskey @evanwilliamsbourbon @ewbourbonexperience @stillatx @caseyjonesdistillery @garrisonbros @mcconnellsicecreams
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TWiB: Bulleit and Redemption Are Back in Court, MGP Sues the Town of Williamstown, Kentucky, Woodford Reserve Batch Proof Announced



It’s This Week in Bourbon for February 16th 2024. Bulleit and Redemption whiskey brands are back at it in court, MGP is suing the city of Williamstown, Kentucky, and Woodford Reserve has released its annual limited-edition, high-proof expression Woodford Reserve Batch Proof.

Show Notes:

  • Woodford Reserve teams up with Sergio Hudson and Anifa Mvuemb for fashion
  • Bulleit and Redemption whiskey brand are back at it in court
  • Staghorn has named Lisa Wicker as the first Master Distiller
  • MGP is suing the city of Williamstown, Kentucky
  • Woodford Reserve Batch Proof
  • Bulleit American Single Malt
  • High n’ Wicked Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Chattanooga Whiskey Barrel Finishing Series: White Port Cask Finished
  • Gin & Juice By Dre and Snoop
  • @woodfordreserve @bulleit @redemptionwhiskey @chattwhiskey @drdre @snoopdogg
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TWiB: 2023 Bourbon Economic Impact Study, Bardstown Bourbon Company’s “House of Bardstown”, Heaven Hill Heritage Collection 18 Year



It’s This Week in Bourbon for February 9th 2024. 2023 Bourbon Economic Impact Study is out, Bardstown Bourbon Company introduces the “House of Bardstown,” and Heaven Hill releases Heritage Collection 18-Year-Old Bourbon.

Show Notes:

  • 2023 Bourbon Economnic Impact Study is out.
  • Bardstown Bourbon Company introduces the “House of Bardstown”
  • Old Forester named Caleb Trigo as Assistant Master Distiller
  • Distilled Living is an Official Sponsor of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail
  • Bourbon Strong 50-4-50 charity raffle
  • Distilled in Washington, A History new book
  • Will the Apple Vision Pro change the drinks industry forever?
  • The Fielder’s Choice Collection
  • Four Gate Triple Oak
  • Puncher’s Chance THE UNIFIED BELT
  • Jack Daniel’s Batch 2 of its 12-Year-Old Tennessee Whiskey and Batch 3 of its 10-Year-Old Tennessee Whiskey
  • Path of Totality Bourbon Whiskey
  • Elijah Craig Barrel Proof A124
  • Penelope Bourbon Tokaji Cask Finish
  • Kentucky Old Fashioned Bourbon Barrel Ale
  • Heaven Hill releases Heritage Collection 18-Year-Old Bourbon
  • @bardstownbourbonco @oldforester @distilledliving @give270 @jriegerco @fourgatewhiskey @puncherschancebourbon @jackdaniels_us @haynerdistilling @elijahcraig @penelopebourbon @heavenhilldistillery @heavenhillbrands @alltechbrews
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TWiB: Elijah Craig and AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Southern Glazer’s Sued By Provi, Buzzard’s Roost American Whiskey



It’s This Week in Bourbon for February 2nd 2024. Eijah Craig returns as the Official Bourbon of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Southern Glazer’s is being sued by online platform Provi, and Buzzard’s Roost introduces their American Whiskey.

Show Notes:

  • ReserveBar partners with delivery.com
  • Old Forester featured in Argylle
  • Southern Glazer’s is being sued by online platform Provi
  • Elijah Craig is the Official Bourbon of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
  • Buzzard’s Roost introduces their American Whiskey
  • @reservebarspirits @oldforester @deliverdotcom @oldforester @elijahcraig @buzzardsroostwhiskey
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TWiB: 2023 Craft Spirits Data Project, New Riff Appoints a Master Distiller, Green River Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey



It’s This Week in Bourbon for January 26th 2024. Craft Spirits Data Project has released is 2023 data, New Riff Distilling announces a master distiller, and
Green River Distilling will release its highly anticipated Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey.

Show Notes:

  • Craft Spirits Data Project has released is 2023 data
  • New Riff has named a master distiller
  • Diageo has lost its appeal to dismiss a lawsuit
  • Lexington beams messages to outer space
  • Green River Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Multifarious and Purple Karma Pinnacle from Patty Green Whiskey Distillers
  • Nelson Brothers Maple Cask Finish
  • Woodford Reserve Double Double Oaked Bourbon
  • @newriff @woodfordreserve @greenriverdistillingco @nelsonsgreenbrier
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