Debunked: Scientists Slam Study Doubting Health Benefits Of Alcohol

By Guy Bentley A study that cast doubt on the health benefits of alcohol is itself under fire from scientists for massive bias and omitting critical facts. “Alcohol: Studies showing benefits of drinking flawed, research warns,” newspapers groaned March 22 following the release of a study from the University of Victoria (UV), Canada. The study claimed health benefits of moderate alcohol consumption had been overstated and slammed previous research...

Michter’s Now A Heritage Member in Kentucky Distillers’ Association

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA) has recently announced that Michter’s Distillery has advanced to the “Heritage” member level, the highest rank in the non-profit trade group that unites and leads the state’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. Michter’s is the first new “Heritage” member since 1982, when Heaven Hill Brands joined the KDA. To qualify as a Heritage member, distilleries must have at...

Thank a Veteran

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918 “The Great War” was halted as an armistice was signed between the Allied nations and the Central Powers. One year later President Wilson proclaimed November 11, 1919, Armistice Day to commemorate the victory earned just one year earlier and to honor those who made it possible. Seven years later The...

Is Brand Loyalty Dead?

This is a question that has been quietly making the rounds in the industry for some time. It was softly muttered over a Whiskey in the back of a dimly lit bar for fear of exposing it to volume or light. Apparently now the secret is out as a major player in the drinks biz has loudly exclaimed that loyalty is dead among today’s...

Alcohol is Taxed Enough

Alcohol is most certainly taxed enough. Worse yet, most in the industry duck their heads when the politicians and bureaucrats get out their calculators to figure out how to get more money from alcohol taxes. Of course this is nothing more than a consumer tax as it’s you and I and everyone else that purchases a bottle of wine, a six-pack of beer, or...

Guinness National Raise Your Glass Day

Guinness lovers of legal drinking age, are invited to celebrate National Raise Your Glass Day TODAY! (Thursday, Feb. 26), by sharing a photo of their Guinness pint on Twitter, tagging @GuinnessUS, or post it on the Guinness US Facebook page. For each photo posted, Guinness will donate $1 (up to $100,000) towards its fundraising effort in support of firefighters. Yes, it’s that easy to actually...

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