Thursday, July 09, 2020


Michter's Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky, has announced the launch of the 2020 release of its 10 Year Old Single Barrel Rye.

Michter’s 10 Year Old Single Barrel Rye – 2020 Edition (46.4% ABV) which will be the only release of the rye this year, is said to not only have great spice notes, but also the richness and balance that comes from having a fair amount of corn and malted barley in the mashbill.

Michter's 10 Year Old Single Barrel Rye - 2020 Edition

While Michter's Fort Nelson Distillery has been shut since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, their Shively Distillery has continued to distil and bottle.

Commenting on the launch, Andrea Wilson, Michter's Master of Maturation, said: "There is nothing quite like really good rye distillate that's been aged with thoughtful care for over a decade in a barrel that was toasted and then charred and in a warehouse that has been heat cycled to produce a deep, rich flavour profile perfect for sipping.

In April, Michter's announced the launch of their annual 10 Year Old Single Barrel Bourbon bottling.

Michter’s 10 Year Old Single Barrel Rye – 2020 Edition, will be available later this month in limited quantities across the US, for a RRP of $160.00 – 750ml.

Posted by Steve Rush

Wednesday, July 08, 2020


Whyte & Mackay, has announced that its employees have begun taking part in a virtual adventure to raise money for charity.

Employees of the Glasgow based drinks company, have set themselves the challenge of walking, running, rowing or cycling a combined total of almost 29,000 miles over the next eight weeks.

Whyte & Mackay launches virtual charity adventure

Whyte & Mackay Cares - was inspired by the heroic feats of Captain Tom Moore in the UK. Funds raised will go towards charities nominated by the team at Whyte & Mackay, which includes the Scottish Association for Mental Health.

A full lap of the earth is a little under 25,000 miles, but the course will be longer than that as the team clocks up their target distance between 1 July and 26 August, with the aim of raising £50,000 for charity in the communities where their colleagues, partners and consumers live.

Employees based in Canada, USA, Mexico, Taiwan, Hong Kong, UAE, South Africa, Germany, France, Spain and Russia are taking part alongside their UK-based colleagues. The challenge was initiated by the team themselves as part of their desire to stay connected and support other people during lockdown. 

Commenting on the news, Nick Garland, Chief Commercial Officer at Whyte & Mackay, said: “Thanks goes to the organising team for leading the way and creating a fun challenge that everyone can get involved in. We’re living in unprecedented times – as has been widely recognised. That we stay connected and support our community and our friends further afield is really important, especially now. The role charities play in keeping people connected, and providing access to the support that is needed is vital. We are delighted to play our part by raising funds to support their work.”

Whyte & Mackay employees, clocked up enough miles after the first day of the charity event to travel from Glasgow to London. 

Posted by Steve Rush