Bootlegging: Facebook shuts down ‘BSM’

Bootlegging: Facebook shuts down ‘BSM’

Call it modern-day bootlegging-- selling alcohol on sites like Facebook has always been illegal. But within the last few months, the social media giant has taken action to make sure its users are following the law. Facebook is deleting all pages and groups pertaining...

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MGP Stock Plunged as Aged-Whiskey Sales Dashed

MGP Stock Plunged as Aged-Whiskey Sales Dashed

Sales of aged whiskey fell in the past quarter at the distiller MGP Ingredients —pinching its profit and sending the stock down 26% on Wednesday. Historically a contract distiller for big-name spirits outfits like Diageo, MGP decided to bet on whiskey’s popularity by...

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New director of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival

New director of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Before there were hundreds of bourbon-centric events throughout the year in Louisville and throughout Kentucky, there was the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. And after 27 years, the five-day event always held during National Bourbon Heritage Month continues to attract more...

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Mountain Dew’s hillbilly and bourbon roots

Mountain Dew’s hillbilly and bourbon roots

The bourbon roots of Mountain Dew – now the country’s third-most popular soft drink – began because two Knoxville brothers needed a tasty mixer for their bourbon. That 1940s-styled Mountain Dew didn’t taste like today’s lemonade-citrus, caffeine- and sugar-charged...

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Master taster Jackie Zykan in the bourbon boom

Master taster Jackie Zykan in the bourbon boom

Ask Jacquelyn Zykan, Old Forester’s master taster and bourbon specialist, what a day on the job is like, and she’ll have a different answer for you every day. For Jacquelyn-- or Jackie-- being a master taster for the 147 -year-old whiskey brand is a hybrid role: a...

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