“Connected” Glasses and Bottles Will Track Your Alcohol Consumption

Long lines at the bar, iffy brand loyalty, and out-of-touch leadership are among the woes of the liquor business—and issues that brands are looking to solve for their consumers. With “connected” cocktail glasses and liquor bottles, brands will be able to track consenting party’s habits, preferences, take their orders, and provide them with real-time discounts and recipes. The question is: it unnecessary intrusion or considerate …

Jameson’s The Blender’s Dog Irish Whiskey Reaches the US

It's butterscotch notes all the way in this second release from the brand's Whiskey Makers series

One can gage from its name that The Blenders Dog is an homage expression from Jameson. That said, it’s not an ode to a pawed pet. Rather, this second expression to be released from the Whiskey Makers Series, goes out to the brand’s Head Blender Billy Leighton and his frequently used tool, the dog. A dog is a dipper that blenders use to remove samples …

Opening the Our/Amsterdam Vodka Distillery

Global vision meets local production for a superb new white spirit

There’s no business model in the alcohol industry quite like that of Our/Vodka. While headquartered in Stockholm, and owned by France’s Pernod Ricard, right now there are nine petite production facilities opened or opening around the worldall of which produce a local vodka, sold for local markets. While there is a global parent company, what’s most striking here happens to be the amount of control …