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Distilling and Spirits News for September 9, 2013

North Shore Distillery Expands Tasting Room With Style And Panache
North Shore Distillery is the rare spirit-maker that has put a lot of thought into their tasting room. So often, at the end of a distillery tour, you stand around a dusty room sipping straight, room-temperature liquor out of plastic cups. At North …
http://chicagoist.com

Fornaro’s Wines and Spirits opens in Pennsville
Fornaro’s, a familiar liquor store in Pennsville, has undergone a major facelift and change in ownership and has once again opened its doors to satisfied customers. Manager Robbie Patel, brother of owner Jay Patel, said the entire building was “gutted …
http://www.nj.com

Venus Departs Mamma Chia to Launch New Distillery
As for his move into the burgeoning world of craft spirits, Venus is aiming to launch his new distillery sometime in early 2014. Venus Spirits will be based in Santa Cruz, Calif. and will focus on a range of distilled spirits, including whiskey …
http://www.bevnet.com

WATCH: Iraq Vet Thwarts Attempted Armed Robbery at Liquor Store
Liquor store clerk Jon Lewis Alexander has become an Internet sensation this week, after a video of him pulling a gun to thwart an attempted armed robbery has gone viral, USA Today reports. Video obtained by the Associated Press shows Alexander, …
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Olathe distillery’s success leaves owners in good spirits
Co-owners Todd Bukaty, Chad Fordham and Ron Bailey launched Good Spirits Distilling LLC four years ago in Olathe. Bukaty, who has worked for years in the mortgage industry, in 2007 saw troubled waters ahead and decided to join his long-time friends in …
http://www.bizjournals.com

Distillery coming to midtown (Video)
Joy Christensen, who’s bringing Tempest Distilling & Spirits Co. to midtown next spring, talks about the neighborhood and what the distillery has to offer. A group of investors, employees and others, including Joy Christensen (far right). Enlarge …
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Mitchell Vineyard harvest begins with cool-climate grapes for Old Sugar …
4, Mitchell led a crew of employees and volunteers to pick Marechal Foch and Millot grapes to be sold to Old Sugar Distillery in Madison, where owner and distiller Nathan Greenawalt will turn them into brandy. Just as with most red wine grapes, the …
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Hayman’s unveils new look and new distillery
The company says volumes have grown considerably over the past few years and this has allowed it to bring its distilling in-house. The opening of the distillery also marks 150 years since James Burrough, great grandfather of the current chairman …
http://www.thedrinksreport.com

10 Best Luxury Scotch Liquor Manufacturers Revealed by bestofluxury.com for …
The independent authority on affluent living, bestofluxury.com, has revealed their rankings of the 10 top scotch liquor companies in the affluent living industry for the month of September 2013. Each month, the independent research team at bestofluxury …
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Area’s first distillery in decades opens
The couple will celebrate the grand opening Saturday of Lake George Distilling Co., the first legal operation of its kind in Washington County since Prohibition, according to local historians. It’s an effort that began late last year, born out of John …
http://poststar.com

Building Profits All in Good Spirits
Pernod Ricard CEO Pierre Pringuet weighs in on the state of business in the spirits industry. More Info; Share on Facebook … DISTILLERY COUNCIL, IRISH WHISKEY IS GROWING WITH VOLUMES SHOOTING UP 22%. BY COMPARISON, VODKA SAW …
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Vintage Liquors Give A Taste Of Decades-Old Spirits (PHOTOS)
The name is a nod to the Purple Gang, notorious local bootleggers who shipped liquor to St. Louis and Chicago with mail labels stamped “Art Novelty Company” during Prohibition to trick the feds. Inside, the lounge is a Gatsby fantasy of velvet …
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Old Sugar Distillery seeks grape pickers for brandy production
The grape picking pays “a bit,” according to an email from the distillery — and pickers get to sample lots of grapes while they’re at it. Plus, one earns bragging rights at local drinking establishments: Grapes picked will be used in Brandy Station …
http://host.madison.com

Biotech To Whiskey: Q&A With High West Distillery’s Founder
All entrepreneurs have a winding journey, but few wander as successfully as David Perkins, founder of High West Distillery in Park City, Utah. When I met David, I was … What was your background prior to launching a liquor startup? D: With a …
http://www.forbes.com

The Chemistry of Vodka @ CH Distillery
Tremaine Atkinson, owner (along with Mark Lucas) of CH Distillery, was making gin one Saturday afternoon at the copper-topped still near the front entrance. Anyone passing by or entering the distillery/cocktail bar could see … Atkinson’s enthusiasm …
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