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Friday, June 18, 2021

WhistlePig Beyond Bonded Farmstock Bourbon Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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Hard Truth Distilling Co., in Nashville, Ind., Debuts New Rye Whiskey

Release event July 3 coincides with State of Indiana’s official Indiana Rye Whiskey designation


Hard Truth Distilling Co., located on 325-acres in Southern Indiana, is an award-winning destination distillery featuring a full-service restaurant with seating for 300, an event space to host groups of up to 500, an outdoor terrace with seating for 1,000 and a stage for seasonal live music, tasting experiences, mixology classes, ATV tours, a moonshiners experience, and more.

A world class production facility featuring two Vendome stills – one for whiskey and one for clear spirits – Hard Truth Distilling Co., is currently crafting 17 other smooth, premium craft spirits. For a full list of Hard Truth’s spirit offerings, visit


Hard Truth Distilling Co., announces the release of its Hard Truth Indiana Straight Rye Whiskey, which will be celebrated at a commemorative event next month. The release coincides with the State of Indiana’s official Indiana Rye Whiskey designation, slated to be signed into law in July 2021.


Saturday, July 3, 2021

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Hard Truth Tours & Tastings Center

418 Old State Rd 46, Nashville, IN 47448


Guests are invited to come sample the new rye, enjoy live music and rye cocktails, sign a commemorative poster, and more. Hard Truth master distiller Bryan Smith will also be onsite from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to autograph bottles.


There are several advance and on-site media options throughout the month of June and during the July 3 event, including in-person, recorded, virtual, phone opportunities and more.


A unique, custom blend of rye barrels, Hard Truth Indiana Straight Rye Whiskey follows the federal requirements for rye whiskey — 51 percent rye in the grain bill, distilled at no greater than 160 proof, placed in a barrel at no more than 125 proof — then adds the Indiana-specific requirements that it be mashed, fermented, distilled, and then rested at least two years in the state of Indiana.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Black Bourbon Society's Maker's Mark® Private Selection: Recipe 2 Takes Home Pair of First Place Medals at 2021 International Whisky Competition

Black Bourbon Society's Maker's Mark® Private Selection: Recipe 2 Takes Home Pair of First Place Medals at 2021 International Whisky Competition

The Organization's Custom Maker's Mark Whisky was Named World's Best Bourbon and Best American Whiskey

ATLANTA, June 17, 2021 Black Bourbon Society (BBS), in collaboration with the Maker's Mark® Private Selection program, has created a custom bourbon that an expert panel has deemed the best in the world. Black Bourbon Society's Maker's Mark Private Selection: Recipe 2 was named Best Bourbon and Best American Whiskey overall at the 12th annual International Whisky Competition (IWC), bringing in two first place gold medals – the competition's highest category honor.

The IWC awards mark the latest achievements in a string of high-profile wins for Black Bourbon Society and Maker's Mark. Black Bourbon Society was awarded a Double Gold medal for its first Maker's Mark Private Selection Bourbon at the 19th Annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) in 2019, while Maker's Mark took home its own Double Gold medal for its classic Maker's Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon at the same competition in 2021.

"We are so proud and humbled to have been recognized with such distinguished honors from the prestigious International Whisky Competition and view this achievement as further proof that intentional diversity will always produce superior results," said Co-Founders of Black Bourbon Society Samara and Armond Davis.  "We knew that the best expression we could create would be a perfect blend of our two very different palates, and the unique Maker's Mark Private Selection program allowed for us to do exactly that. We look forward to continuing our successful partnership with Maker's Mark as we work together to push the envelope and advocate for diversity and inclusion in the spirits industry."

Billed as the world's most-followed whisky competition, the IWC brings the best whiskies from around the world to be tasted and rated by a professional tasting panel, employing a unique medallion point system to name only one winner per category. With 93.8 points, Black Bourbon Society's Maker's Mark Private Selection: Recipe 2 was the highest scored American whisky of any in the entire competition.

"It's been an honor to get to know and work with Samara and Armond Davis over the last few years, and a privilege to collaborate with them on spectacular bourbons that are not only delicious, but that also benefit underserved communities in the spirits industry and encourage diversity, equity and inclusion through Black Bourbon Society's Diversity Distilled philanthropic programs," said Rob Samuels, 8th-Generation Whisky Maker at Maker's Mark. "Black Bourbon Society's first Maker's Mark Private Selection was a fan favorite, and we're thrilled to see that the second selection has only built upon the well-deserved, award-winning legacy of their organization."

This award-winning bourbon, hitting shelves now in celebration of Black Bourbon Society's 5th anniversary, was created through the Maker's Mark Private Selection program, which allows retail partners to "make their own Maker's®" by finishing fully-matured, cask strength Maker's Mark Bourbon with a custom selection of ten proprietary oak staves. Recipe 2 sets itself a part as one of the first Private Selections to include the newest Maker's Mark Private Selection stave, Roasted French Mendiant. Named after a French confection featuring chocolate, dried fruit and nuts, the stave lends notes of milk chocolate, buttery nut and smooth coffee.

The best-in-class Recipe 2 is now available for $69.99 MSRP (750ml) in Louisville, Ky., Chicago, Ill., New York, N.Y., Atlanta, Ga. and Tampa, Fla, and will continue to roll out in California, North Carolina, Washington, D.C., and Alabama over the next year.

For more information on Black Bourbon Society, please visit, and for more information about the custom Maker's Mark Private Selection Program and its unique Wood Finishing Series, please visit

Black Bourbon Society is a tiered membership organization open to everyone who enjoys premium spirits and is interested in gaining a deeper appreciation for America's Native Spirit. Black Bourbon Society is crafting a movement that showcases the value of the niche lifestyle and sophisticated palates within the African American Community and beyond. For more information on Black Bourbon Society, please visit

In 1953, in Loretto, Ky., Bill Samuels, Sr., fulfilled his dream to create a handmade and delicious bourbon. He decided to make his whisky in small batches, using soft red winter wheat to enhance the softness and sweetness. He then rotated each barrel by hand for consistency and, finally, aged each barrel to taste. Bill Samuels, Sr., transformed bourbon from a "commodity" into a premium handmade spirit, and today Maker's Mark® continues to make its bourbon the same way. That time-tested approach seems to still be working just fine 60+ years later, as Maker's Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon was awarded a Double Gold medal at the esteemed San Francisco Spirits Competition in 2021. In recent years, Maker's Mark has introduced thoughtful, super-premium innovations to its portfolio, including Maker's Mark 46®, Maker's Mark® Cask Strength and Maker's Mark® Private Selection, the brand's first-ever custom barrel program. For more information, visit

Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel 2021 Special Release Coy Hill High Proof Tennessee Whiskey

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Jeptha Creed Born & Raised Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Red White & Blue Heirloom mash Bill

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Foundry Distilling & Surly Brewing Join Forces to Create Furious Whiskey

Foundry Distilling & Surly Brewing Join Forces to Create Furious Whiskey

West Des Moines, IA (June 15, 2021) – What do you get when a brewery that doesn’t settle teams up with a distillery that’s driven to create exceptional spirits, and they make a whiskey out of a renowned beer? The answer: something truly remarkable. Foundry Distilling Co. and Surly Brewing Co. have collaborated to create Furious Whiskey, distilled from the wort of Surly’s Furious IPA beer. This whiskey will be released on July 10th, 2021.

“This has been a fantastic collaboration with our Midwestern neighbor, Surly Brewing Company” said Scott Bush, owner of Foundry Distilling Company. “We know whiskey enthusiasts will love this take on their iconic, hoppy, and aggressive Furious IPA” Surlys Furious IPA’s aggressively in-your-face hoppy and citrusy nature has been distilled into an American single malt whiskey with every ounce of zesty citrus sweetness as its beer counterpart. Surly brought the beer’s wort to Foundry Distilling Co., where it was fermented, distilled, and aged for 24 months in new 30-gallon charred American Oak barrels to produce the whiskey. In total, Foundry has made 1,000 cases in a limited run that pushes the envelope of what makes a spirit unique.

Furious Whiskey Tasting Notes:

Malt Forward

Orange Zest
Taffy Sweetness


Foundry Distilling Co. is hosting a launch party at their distillery in Historic Valley Junction, Iowa, on Saturday, July 10th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to celebrate the Furious Whiskey release. This event is open to the public, and the first 100 attendees will get a complimentary branded rocks glass. At the event, people can sample Furious Whiskey and Furious IPA while meeting with Foundry Distilling Co’s head distiller Greg Biagi and Surly Brewing Founder Omar Ansari. 
Those looking to secure a bottle of this one-of-a-kind whiskey before the launch date can do so by pre-ordering online at . People that have pre-ordered will have two weeks from the release date to claim their bottle.

This collaboration with Surly Brewing Co. was made possible through Foundry Distilling Co.’s Brewer-Distiller Alliance initiative, which aims to work with outstanding breweries across the nation to produce remarkable, distinctive whiskeys from their beer recipes. The breweries produce the wort using their recipes, and Foundry then ferments, distills, and barrel ages the spirit to create whiskey. Foundry Distilling Company and its partners have generated a diverse collection of exclusive limited-edition whiskeys.

Foundry is also working with Surly on another special whiskey, based on the brewery’s Axe Man IPA, that is scheduled to be released during the 3rd quarter of 2022.

For more information about the Furious Whiskey or the Brewer-Distiller Alliance, visit . 

About Surly Brewing Co.
It’s Surly’s mission to deliver true flavor, an irreverent attitude, must-have beers, and world class experiences to their fans. From their 2004 start in a converted abrasives factory in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, Surly has grown into one the of the premiere destination breweries in the country. Along the way, they have earned countless medals from the Great American Beer Festival and the honor of being awarded the Best Brewery in America. Surly is known for bold and uncompromising beers that don’t adhere to strict style guidelines such as Furious IPA, Grapefruit Supreme, Axe Man IPA, Abrasive Double IPA, and Darkness Russian Imperial Stout. Often polarizing, but never compromising, Surly knows their beers aren’t for everyone. They’re for you. You do enough settling in life. Don’t settle. Get Surly. To learn more, click here .

About Foundry Distilling Co.
Foundry Distilling Co. strives to be one of the most innovative distilleries in the world by providing unique products, offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences, like our Private Barrel Club, and collaborating with an alliance of nationally recognized breweries, known as the Brewer- Distiller Alliance. Their flagship product, The Real Stuff is made from a mash of grain and cane and aged in charred oak kegs, and is an attempt to recreate the actual process used to make the legendary “Off-the-Farm” spirit of rural Iowa farmers. To learn more, please visit .

Harlem Standard Launches Two New Whiskeys

NEW YORK, June 15, 2021 After a very successful 2020 launch (despite the pandemic), Harlem Standard has decided to bottle two new products and expand to New Jersey, distributed exclusively by Fedway, effective immediately.

Built with Harlem as its backdrop, the lifestyle brand attracts whiskey enthusiasts from all walks of life who want to be a part of something authentic, poignant, and a bit rebellious. And now, there are two new products to try!

Harlem Standard 101-Proof 7-Yr Straight American Whiskey
Aged for seven years in Speyside barrels and bottled at 101 proof, Harlem Standard's 7-Year American Straight Whiskey stands on its own. This spirit is 95% wheat, rooted in hints of vanilla and cream but seamlessly balanced by charred wood.

Harlem Standard 93-Proof Bourbon Straight Whiskey
Harlem Standard Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a proprietary high-rye, 4-grain blend. This well-rounded bourbon blends mellow spice, roasted nuts, and a vanilla bean finish.

Harlem Standard has seen tremendous growth and success in its primary year with the release of a 90-Proof Straight American Whiskey and the impossibly smooth 111-Proof Bourbon Straight Whiskey 4-Grain. Having gained popularity in the competitive city of Manhattan, Harlem Standard can also be found locally in venerable retailers like Sherry-Lehmann, Acker Wines, Harlem Vintage, and select locations in Nashville, Tampa, and now the greater New Jersey area.

Like Harlem itself, Harlem Standard is in a constant state of growth and evolution. The company anticipates launching in several locations nationwide before the end of 2021.

A portion of the proceeds from every bottle of Harlem Standard whiskey benefits the Jazz Foundation of America's COVID-19 Musicians' Emergency Fund.

For any inquiries about the brand, the products, or the launch, please contact or visit

Gordon & MacPhail Introduces the World's Oldest Single Malt Scotch Whisky: Generations 80YO From Glenlivet Distillery Presented in Partnership With Sir David Adjaye Obe

ELGIN, Scotland, June 15, 2021 - Whisky creator Gordon & MacPhail is set to release the world's oldest single malt Scotch whisky this September - an 80-Years-Old from Glenlivet Distillery - in partnership with Sir David Adjaye OBE.

On 3rd February 1940 in a quiet corner in the north of Scotland, George Urquhart and his father, John, had the extraordinary foresight and vision to lay down spirit from Glenlivet Distillery in a bespoke Gordon & MacPhail cask to be enjoyed by future generations.

Referred to by renowned whisky writer Charlie MacLean as 'the father of single malt', George Urquhart passionately believed that each whisky should be left to mature until the cask and spirit had combined to create the desired quality, and it was ready to be shared. The time for Cask 340 was to be 80 years – longer than any other Scotch whisky in history.

On 5th February 2020, leaning on the unique skill and experience acquired over more than 125 years, the decision was taken to finally bottle the cask's precious out-turn, yielding a total of 250 decanters.

"That this whisky - the oldest single malt Scotch ever bottled - remains so full of vibrant flavour with a strength of 44.9% ABV, is testimony to knowledge handed down over successive generations of my family," explains Stephen Rankin, Director of Prestige at Gordon & MacPhail Whiskies, and member of the fourth generation of the family that owns the company.

For over 125 years, Gordon & MacPhail has been driven by a simple mission: to create single malt Scotch whisky of exceptional quality. Through four generations of family ownership, the company has matched its own casks with spirit from over 100 Scottish distilleries. It is this unique depth and breadth of experience that enables Gordon & MacPhail to combine oak, spirit and time to create iconic whiskies found nowhere else in the world.

To celebrate John and George Urquhart's vision, Gordon & MacPhail has collaborated with internationally acclaimed architect and designer, Sir David Adjaye OBE, to create a unique decanter and oak case to house the world's most precious whisky to date. Described as 'an architect with an artist's sensibilities and vision', Adjaye was a natural choice as a creative partner; a man who shares the company's values of artistry, legacy, and craftsmanship.

"When collaborating, I am looking for like-minded partners in terms of their craft, beliefs and traditions. I loved Gordon & MacPhail's rigour and obsession with their products and their craft – a romantic commitment that enables one to do exceptional things. Our partnership felt so organic," expresses Adjaye.

"Maturing a single malt Scotch over eight decades is an art," adds Ewen Mackintosh, Managing Director at Gordon & MacPhail, "similar in many ways to architecture where you are creating something that needs to stand the test of time. Neither can be rushed. Both Sir David and Gordon & MacPhail share a commitment to invest in the future. We both see the significance of creating something exceptional; leaving a legacy for future generations."

In the same way that a 50th anniversary is commemorated by gold, 80 years is traditionally symbolised by oak - a pleasing reflection of this whisky, cradled in oak for eight decades. Sir David Adjaye's stunning decanter and case will be revealed in September 2021, with decanter number #1 auctioned by Sotheby's in early October 2021. To continue the legacy theme, auction proceeds, minus costs, will be donated to award-winning Scottish charity Trees for Life whose mission is to rewild the Caledonian Forest.

"It's fitting that this release will provide a relevant, valuable and long-lasting legacy with direct benefits for many," comments Ewen Mackintosh.

The Generations range from Gordon & MacPhail has previously presented some of the longest matured single malt Scotch whisky ever to be bottled. Its reputation will be further enhanced this September when the Gordon & MacPhail Generations 80YO from Glenlivet Distillery will finally be unveiled.

A New Look For Easy Rider Bourbon

A New Look For Easy Rider Bourbon

Hood River Distillers Reintroduces a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey With New Label Design on National Bourbon Day

HOOD RIVER, Ore., June 14, 2021- Hood River Distillers, the oldest and largest importer, distiller and marketer of distilled spirits in the Northwest, is re-launching their Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Easy Rider. Aged for four years in new, charred American Oak barrels and bottled at 80 proof with glacier-fed spring water from Mt. Hood, Easy Rider's layered flavors summon notes of summer sweet corn, vanilla, soft malt, and spicy peppercorn with a worn leather finish. The classic Kentucky Straight Bourbon is made for those who seek a life of freedom and independence.

"Easy Rider is not just a clever name, it is a really good 4-year bourbon. It's an easy-drinking, go-to whiskey that is great neat, on the rocks or in any classic bourbon cocktail." says Senior Brand Manager, Keri Meuret. "Our hope is to be out celebrating the rider at events and rallies across the country very soon, and we are excited about reinvigorating this brand with a new look."

While the name and design take inspiration from riders and the motorcycle enthusiast lifestyle, Easy Rider is approachable across audiences with its great-tasting, smooth flavor. The new label designed by creative agency, North, has brought stronger visibility to the brand on shelf , with design elements and a new color palette inspired by motorcycle clubs and shops across the country.  The shift from black to a lighter, more eye-catching presentation is fitting for this bourbon, while keeping the strong brand eagle icon, and tagline, "Live Free. Ride Easy."

Easy Rider Kentucky Straight Bourbon is available in 1.0L, 750ML, and 50ML sizes, with the standard 750ML retailing for $24.95. Easy Rider is now available for purchase at the Hood River Distillers Tasting Room,  and in liquor stores across the greater Pacific Northwest, Colorado, Georgia and Texas.

About Hood River Distillers

Founded in 1934 and headquartered in Hood River, Ore., Hood River Distillers is the Northwest's largest and oldest importer, distiller, producer, bottler, and marketer of distilled spirits. Timberline® Vodka, Big Gin®, Batanga® Tequila, Easy Rider® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Trail's End® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey finished with Oregon Oak, Clear Creek®, McCarthy's® Oregon Single Malt, Sinfire® Cinnamon Whiskies, Lucid® Absinthe Supérieure, ULLR® Nordic Libation, Yazi® Ginger Vodka, Double Mountain® Hopped Whiskey, Lewis and Clark®, HRD® Vodka and the complete line of Monarch® distilled spirits are distributed across the country. For the complete product portfolio and more information, visit

Peach Street Distillers Colorado Straight Bourbon Whiskey 6-Year

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Ole Smoky Distillery Launches Small-Batch Premium Whiskey Brand - James Ownby Reserve Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Ole Smoky Distillery Launches Small-Batch Premium Whiskey Brand - James Ownby Reserve Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey

GATLINBURG, Tenn. – (June 15, 2021) – Ole Smoky Distillery, one of the nation’s fastest growing spirits companies, announced the launch of their small-batch premium whiskey brand today with their first expression honoring family ties, James Ownby Reserve Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

The 94-proof whiskey is aged in American virgin charred oak barrels and filtered utilizing the Lincoln County Process, passing through sugar maple charcoal before aging. Less than 200 barrels of James Ownby Reserve will be released this month.

The whiskey commemorates the remarkable history and spirit of James Ownby - the 5th generation great-grandfather of Ole Smoky Distillery’s Founder, Joe Baker, handing down a family tradition.

“James Ownby lived a life so epic we still tell his tale. A son of the revolution, a soldier - he was dedicated to his country. He enlisted at 17 and served six tours of duty throughout his esteemed military career. James fearlessly fought for our young country’s freedom, for his beliefs and for a better way of life. His most notable service came as a member of the renowned ‘Overmountain Men’ regiment under the command of Colonel John Sevier in the Battle of Kings Mountain – the
battle which Thomas Jefferson fittingly deemed ‘The turn of the tide of success,’ in the Revolutionary War,” said Baker.

In the late 1800s, James set down roots in East Tennessee, just a stone’s throw from where Ole Smoky operates the distillery today on the edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Ownby family became known as one of the original families who settled in the area and brought their knowledge of distilling.

“James Ownby Reserve pays tribute to my family’s heritage and legacy,” said Baker. “This new brand embodies our creativity and commitment to creating small-batch whiskey and the team at Ole Smoky is proud to bring the product to market.”

The James Ownby Reserve bottle and label design celebrates Tennessee with the state’s three stars found on the Tennessee State Flag, each representing the areas of Tennessee, middle, east, and west. It includes a personal message and signature of Joe Baker as he carries the legend forward through the whiskey created to honor his ancestor’s remarkable life.

James Ownby Reserve Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a rich, warm, deep caramel, easy-sipping spirit with a distinctly southern soul. Enjoyed neat or on the rocks, James Ownby Reserve Tennessee Straight Bourbon Whiskey will be available in major markets and at Ole
Smoky’s Barrelhouse Distillery in Gatlinburg and 6th & Peabody in Nashville.

Monday, June 14, 2021

DEWAR'S® Launches 19 Year Old "The Champions" Edition Commemorative Bottle For 2021 U.S. Open®

DEWAR'S® Launches 19 Year Old "The Champions" Edition Commemorative Bottle For 2021 U.S. Open®

New collector's edition available for a limited time only features a premium, 19 year aged blend with U.S. Open® bottle design

HAMILTON, Bermuda, June 14, 2021 DEWAR'S® scotch whisky has released an exclusive 19 year old blend, DEWAR'S "The Champions Edition" to commemorate the start of the 2021 U.S. Open® and first partnership between the two historic brands. This special limited-edition bottle features a 19-year-old blended Scotch whisky, double-aged and finished exclusively in the finest American ex-bourbon casks, delivering the same exceptionally smooth, 175-year old heritage whisky experience of DEWAR'S.

Created by DEWAR'S award winning Master Blender Stephanie Macleod, DEWAR'S "The Champions" Edition is the first of its kind inspired by the rich legacy and ethos of the U.S. Open®, "From Many, One". The award-winning Scotch whisky embodies this through blending double aged grain and single malt whiskies to create one, with the resulting liquid for this rare edition featuring rich notes of honey, toffee, vanilla and ripe cherries. Supple and complex, the aroma opens with toffee popcorn and soft panna cotta, balanced with floral notes of freshly cut grass.

The silver bottle design is also a nod to the U.S. Open® trophy, reflecting the "Champions" namesake of this special offering designed specifically for the 121st U.S. Open Championship®, which takes place at Torrey Pines on June 17-20. Part of the bottle proceeds will go towards the USGA Foundation, which celebrates, serves and advances the game of golf.

"We're thrilled to launch the DEWAR'S 19-year-old "The Champions" Edition bottle, right in time for the 2021 U.S. Open® and Father's Day. Designed for golf and whisky aficionados alike, this first of its kind blend is inspired by our exciting partnership with the U.S. Open®, as well as our sporting legacy and commitment to supporting 'champions' in all endeavors. They hold the same passion, tenacity and commitment to their craft that we do," said Brian Cox, Vice President of DEWAR'S North America.

This marks the first release in the series. As part of their multi-year agreement, DEWAR'S will produce a commemorative bottle edition each year until 2023 as the official blended scotch whisky and proud supporter of the US Open Championship®.

DEWAR'S "The Champions Edition" is available in extremely limited quantities and can be found in select fine wine and spirit retailers or on from late May through Father's Day, the final round of the 2021 U.S. Open®.

This blend and partnership continues DEWAR'S deep ties to the sports world, where it has sponsored numerous sporting events, competitions, and teams across the globe since the 1890s. For more information on DEWAR'S Portuguese Smooth and the rest of DEWAR'S whisky products, please visit or on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.


Limited edition bottles on shelves nationwide in select fine wine and spirit retailers or on from late May 2021
MSRP $79.99 (750 mL each)
ABV: 43%



Founded in 1846 by John Dewar, DEWAR'S has grown from a small wine and spirits merchant shop in Scotland, to one of the largest Scotch whisky brands in the world. Best known for its iconic DEWAR'S WHITE LABEL, it has expanded its family to create a portfolio of premium and super premium whiskies including DEWAR'S 12-Year-Old, DEWAR'S 15-Year-Old, DEWAR'S 18-Year-Old, DEWAR'S Double Double Series, DEWAR'S Caribbean Smooth and the exclusive DEWAR'S 25. These whiskies are crafted using the DEWAR'S oak marrying ageing process, which involves returning the hand-crafted blend to vintage oak casks for further maturation. The result is a smoother taste with a long, lingering finish; a taste that wins medals and applause, making DEWAR'S the world's most awarded blended Scotch. The DEWAR'S brand is part of the portfolio of Bacardi Limited, headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited.

About Bacardi Limited
Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, produces and markets internationally recognized spirits and wines. The Bacardi brand portfolio comprises more than 200 brands and labels, including BACARDÍ® rum, GREY GOOSE® vodka, PATRÓN® tequila, DEWAR'S® Blended Scotch whisky, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, MARTINI® vermouth and sparkling wines, CAZADORES® 100% blue agave tequila, and other leading and emerging brands including WILLIAM LAWSON'S® Scotch whisky, ST-GERMAIN® elderflower liqueur, and ERISTOFF® vodka.

Founded more than 158 years ago, in Santiago de Cuba on February 4, 1862, family-owned Bacardi currently employs nearly 7,000, operates more than 20 production facilities, including bottling, distilling and manufacturing sites in 11 countries, and sells its brands in more than 170 countries. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited. Visit or follow @BacardiLimited.