Empirical Spirits Enters the US Market

A brand new online store expands access to category-defying releases

Founded in 2017 by noma alumni Lars Williams and Mark Emil Hermansen, Copenhagen-based Empirical Spirits is set to fill a particular hole in the US spirit industry by expanding their online store (in partnership with Domestique) to ship to customers stateside. Whereas most American distilleries rely on strict, centuries-old spirit category rules, Empirical relies on flavor and flavor alone. Rather than call their product a gin …

The Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee

Since 1866, Jack Daniels has produced one of America's most beloved spirits in a dry county

Few American spirits have as much clout as Jack Daniel’s. Since 1866, the Tennessee whiskey has been produced in its hometown of Lynchburg, a hamlet located within a dry county 70 miles southeast of Nashville. Despite the prohibition of alcohol sales in Moore County, the Jack Daniel’s Distillery offers year-round tours that include tastings of the caramel elixir and access to the official bottle shop—not …

Wolves Whiskey Debuts With a Complex Blend

Featuring rye and a pair of whiskeys made from craft beer

Distilled in California using a style of still that’s been widely retired, Wolves Whiskey launches with a proprietary blend of three experimental spirits. Though percentages aren’t disclosed, their “First Run” whiskey (the official title of this release) is a blend of a “whiskey distilled from craft stout beer, aged in French Oak for eight years, a whiskey distilled from craft pilsner beer, aged in New …