An Indian state with previous alcohol problems and strict bans is now allowing alcohol to be sold at hotels. They still want balance though, as the minimum drinking age was raised, and the importance of rehabilitation agencies is a frequently-discussed topic.
The owner of small outdoors shop Conn O’Mara in Ireland planned to start selling a craft beer with his company logo, until nearby Cooley Distillery filed an objection to the trademark. The whiskey company attested that customers could confuse Conn O’Mara with their product, Connemara Irish Whiskey.
Buffalo Trace Distillery is staying true to its legacy by earning a patent pending for their unique, perfected distillery process: letting the mash sour through time. Genuinely staying old-school, the distillery plans to use a vat from 1882 which was found buried on distillery property.
Competition and Markets Authority in the United Kingdom has given Heineken until June 20th to address competition concerns, following their Punch Taverns purchase. Failure to address how they will keep the market fair will result in an investigation.
Jazz superstar Kenny G has teamed up with Hana Gin to unveil the “special Kenny G cocktail series.” These gin-based “artisan spirits” beverages will be offered at venues on Kenny G’s tour.