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  • Hard To Find Whisky “Distillery Focus: Arran” – Scotch Whisky News April 4, 2020

    Known as “Scotland in miniature’ for its diverse environment and stunning scenery, The Isle of Arran has become one of Scotland’s most popular destinations for whisky enthusiasts. This remote island was once home to over 50 illicit distilleries that lay beyond the reach of the exciseman. The Island’s whisky industry was revived with the construction of the Arran Distillery (now being rebranded as The Lochranza Distillery) which officially opened in 1995.

    Arran is one of Scotland’s last remaining independently owned distilleries, producing whisky that is typically unpeated, sweet, smooth and fruity. A diverse portfolio includes a wide range of cask finished whiskies, higher age statement bottlings, cask strength releases, and peated whisky bottled as Machrie Moor.

    In 2019, Isle of Arran Distillers opened the Lagg Distillery which will focus on producing a heavily peated style of whisky, in contrast to the signature sweet, unpeated style produced at Lochranza.

    BROWSE OUR FULL ARRAN RANGE HERE

  • The Good Dram Show – Episode 356 ‘James Eadie’ – Whisky News April 4, 2020

    This weeks episode of the #GoodDramShow youtu.be/JmiJGuI_fGg features the new releases from. Welcome to this weeks episode of the show in which I’ll be reviewing the latest releases from the independent bottler Jame Eadie. These were due to be unrelieved at this months whisky tasting evening but covid-19 put the kibosh on that, so this video will have to suffice.

     

  • English Whisky Co. Focuses on Online Sales As Main Revenue Stream – English Whisky News April 3, 2020

    English Whisky Co. Turns Focus to Online Sales as Shop Closes

    The English Whisky Co. took the very hard decision last week to close to visitors, lunch goers and shoppers to help slow the spread of Covid-19.

    With its shop and restaurant closed, tours on hold and forthcoming events cancelled, the team at St George’s Distillery in Norfolk is now turning its focus to online retailing as the main method of delivering sales of its world-class whisky to those looking for a treat during the hard weeks ahead.

    “We are absolutely devastated by what is happening. Closing St George’s Distillery to visitors was one of the hardest decisions we’ve ever had to make, but it was the right thing to do at the right time,” says Andrew Nelstrop, Managing Director at The English Whisky Co. “However, with many people now confined to their homes, we’re using this opportunity to promote the fantastic range of products we have on offer on our online shop.”

    The distiller’s full range of whisky is available to purchase online, including its The English Original and Smokey, liqueurs, whisky cream and a range of gift ideas for people looking for presents for family and friends over the coming months. “We are putting a lot of emphasis on driving sales through our website at this current time and trying to give people something they can enjoy during this difficult time. It’s going to be a tough few months, but we’ll do all we can to continue offering people our award-winning, hand-crafted whisky,” adds Andrew.

    The website also sells other whiskies, gins, vodkas, both local and from around the world. For more information on The English Whisky Co. visit www.englishwhisky.co.uk

  • JACK DANIEL’S BRINGS CHASE RICE LIVE FROM HOME FOR SWEET RELIEF MUSICIANS FUND – American Whiskey News April 3, 2020

    JACK DANIEL’S BRINGS CHASE RICE LIVE FROM HOME FOR SWEET RELIEF MUSICIANS FUND

    Jack Daniel’s Presents Chase Rice Friday Night Happy Hour

    Friday, April 3 at 7 p.m. ET on Facebook and Instagram

    LYNCHBURG, Tenn. – Jack Daniel’s and Chase Rice have a long history of collaborating to create meaningful moments and memories and that tradition continues this Friday as they come together to host a “Friday Night Happy Hour.” Rice is set to perform songs from his home to benefit Sweet Relief Musicians Fund’s COVID-19 Fund.

    Airing live on Rice’s Instagram and both Jack Daniel’s and Rice’s Facebook pages this Friday, April 3 at 7 p.m. ET, the virtual concert will feature acoustic performances of current Top 25 single “Lonely If You Are” off his recent chart-topping surprise release The Album Part I and a sneak peak of new music off the forthcoming Part II as well as other hits from his multi-Platinum career.

    “We initially had February and March off this year so we could focus on writing and recording The Album Part II, and I can’t wait to see what everyone thinks of the new music we’ve been working on,” says Rice. “I’ve really missed playing for our fans, so connecting with them virtually while raising money for a good cause and drinkin’ some Jack Daniels is a damn near perfect Friday night in my books!”

    Sweet Relief Musicians Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that for the past 24 years has been offering vital assistance to professional musicians and music industry workers in need. The world has been shocked by the devastating effects of COVID-19. Due to massive cancellations, many in the music industry are struggling to find the means to make ends meet during these unprecedented times. Sweet Relief has created a COVID-19 Fund to provide immediate assistance with medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses to those impacted due to sickness or loss of work.

    “It’s been heartbreaking to see what this virus is doing around the world, and one of the places it’s hit closest to home for me is seeing all of my friends in the music industry lose out on work,” shares Rice. “I’m honored to join Sweet Relief Musicians Fund and my friends at Jack Daniel’s to support our own during this tough time.”

    Rice has previously partnered with Jack Daniel’s to give back in other ways, including a private concert at the Tennessee distillery recognizing the nearly 70 percent of firefighters who volunteer their service, which was highlighted by a $75,000 donation to the National Volunteer Fire Council, as well as a flyaway trip for Rice’s most loyal fans to thank them for their role in the chart-topping success of his smash hit “Eyes On You.”

    For more information, visit www.chaserice.com. Follow on Twitter and Facebook @ChaseRiceMusic and on Instagram @ChaseRice.

    About Chase Rice
    With over 1.6 million albums sold and more than 1.1 billion total streams, plus a legion of passionate fans at his high-energy concerts across the globe, Chase Rice has established himself as a powerful force in Nashville and beyond – but he genuinely sees new releases The Album Part I and The Album Part II as the launching pad for music that says what he wants to say, how he wants to say it. With songs such as lead single “Lonely If You Are” featuring sleek rhymes over heartland six strings and keys mixed with EDM-laced drama, this is the same gravely-voiced Chase Rice fans first fell in love with years ago – but better. Freer. Unbeholden and uninhibited, somehow capable of evoking Chris LeDoux and The Chronic, campfire singalongs and stadium anthems, all at once. The series follows his sophomore album, Lambs & Lions, released with Broken Bow Records in 2017 and featuring two-week chart-topper “Eyes On You” – Rice’s first No. 1 as an artist and the most-streamed song of his career with over 350 million streams and counting. Lambs & Lions followed Ignite the Night, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and No. 3 on the all-genre chart, producing a pair of Top 5 hits; “Ready Set Roll” and “Gonna Wanna Tonight.” After supporting Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival stadium tour, Rice has consistently sold out 2,500-3,000 seat venues on his own headlining tours. 2020 will see him join forces with Brantley Gilbert and Rascal Flatts on their nationwide tours.

    About Jack Daniel’s

    Officially registered by the U.S. Government in 1866 and based in Lynchburg, Tenn., the Jack Daniel Distillery, Lem Motlow, proprietor, is the first registered distillery in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Jack Daniel’s is the maker of the world-famous Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Apple, Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select and Jack Daniel’s Country Cocktails. Today, Jack Daniel’s is a true global icon found in more than 170 countries around the world and is the most valuable spirits brand in the world as recognized by Interbrand.

  • Sazerac Company Adds Production Of Hand Sanitizer  On Industrial Scale To Help With Covid-19 Crisis April 3, 2020

    Sazerac Company Adds Production Of Hand Sanitizer 

    On Industrial Scale To Help With Covid-19 Crisis

    America’s Largest Producer of Distilled Spirits Set to Produce Millions of Bottles of Sanitizer 

    LOUISVILLE, KY (March 27, 2020) – The Sazerac Company, the largest producer of distilled spirits in North America, has started producing hand sanitizer for some of the world’s largest organizations in healthcare, government, military, retail, distribution, airline, pharmacy, and banking industries.

                “We have seen the great need for hand sanitizer from industries across the board – many of these organizations are desperate, as supplies have dwindled,” said Matt Maimone, Sazerac’s chief operating officer. “We are adding production capacity to cope with the massive industrial demand.  We have received requests to date for over five million bottles of sanitizer, which we are prepared to meet, and possibly more, across our sites in North America.”

                “A very well deserved shout-out to goes to our workforce who have stepped up to meet this significant challenge in addition to continuing to produce many of the world’s best whiskeys and spirits; their desire to contribute to helping those in need has been inspiring and very much appreciated,” added Maimone.

    The initial run of sanitizer started Friday, March 27th at its Buffalo Trace Distillery in Franklin County, Kentucky, but Sazerac’s other plants across the country are gearing up to produce as well.

                If your business has a need for industrial hand sanitizer, fill out this form https://forms.gle/ywtypRX5iDqBHbMS7 or email info@sazerac.com and someone from Sazerac will get back to you.

    About Sazerac

    Sazerac is one of America’s oldest family owned, privately held distillers with operations in the United States in Louisiana, Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Maryland, California, and global operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, India, Australia and Canada. For more information on Sazerac, please visit www.sazerac.com.