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2012-11-04 08:20:14

LONDON, November 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New film celebrates game changing collaboration between JOHNNIE WALKER(R) BLUE LABEL(TM) AND PORSCHE DESIGN STUDIO To celebrate the JOHNNIE WALKER(R) BLUE LABEL(TM) [http://www.johnniewalker.com ] Limited Edition Collection design by Porsche Design Studio, JOHNNIE WALKER(R) BLUE LABEL(TM) today launches a new documentary film [http://www.youtube.com/jwbluelabelofficial ] that goes behind the scenes...

2012-10-10 07:24:16

BROMSGROVE, England, October 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A brand new report has revealed that Johnnie Walker retained its position as the leading global spirits brand in 2011. The annual report entitled 'Top Performing Spirits Brands' [http://bit.ly/QR4ow4 ] was recently published for the second time by just-drinks and IWSR. It confirms that out of the 124 brands ranked by volume, value and growth, Diageo owned Johnnie Walker was rated as the clear leader...

2012-10-05 06:23:42

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The sixth annual Pittsburgh Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival will be held Friday, October 26, from 6 pm to 9 pm at Rivers Casino. Over 1,600 guests will enjoy all of their vices in one place as they sample liquors, gamble, and nosh on delicious eats. Dale Markham, General Manager for the festival, is excited for guests to 'take bets' on which indulgences will be their favorites. "Once again, we will have an amazing selection of over 350 scotches,...

2012-10-02 06:23:59

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Macallan, the luxury single malt whisky, has commissioned renowned photographer, Annie Leibovitz for the third edition of its award-winning Masters of Photography series. Following a world exhibition tour that traveled across the globe, including stops in Hong Kong, Moscow, and London, the bottles will now be available in the US. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121002/NY84811-a) (Photo:...

Whiskey As Biofuel
2012-09-25 21:33:39

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It may not come as a shock to most who have tasted it before, but some scientists are turning whiskey by-products into fuel. The Tullibardine distillery in Perthshire, Scotland is joining in with Celtic Renewables to create biofuel out of their whiskey leftovers. The scientists plan to use bacteria to feed on the "leftovers" from the whiskey making process to produce butanol, which can help fuel vehicles. Over 90% of the...

2012-09-18 10:23:43

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Last March, concert goers at the sold out Whisky a Go-Go in Los Angeles witnessed 5 bands made up of legal professionals battle it out on stage in the name of charity. In the end, Exposition Deposition, consisting of members from Venable LLP and Sheppard Mullin LLP were announced as winners and over $24,000 was donated to their charity of choice, the Painted Turtle. The other bands went home winners as well as they were all able to raise money for...

2012-08-16 06:26:14

ST. HELENA, Calif., Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marko Karakasevic, 13(th) generation Master Distiller, has been quietly distilling batches and batches of R5 Whiskey. "R5" stands for Racer 5 IPA, America's popular artisan beer from Bear Republic. Karakasevic has been preaching 'great beer makes great whiskey' since 1999 when the father-son team distilled 24 barrels of bottle-ready Pilsner. Back then, everyone said, "whiskey from beer?" It was unheard of. Finally he's rolling out Charbay's...

2012-08-07 10:24:34

DEERFIELD, Ill., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Beam Inc. (NYSE: BEAM), a leading global premium spirits company, has named Ogilvy Chicago as its Creative Agency of Record for Pinnacle Vodka. Beam acquired the fast-growing Pinnacle® Vodka brand in May. With a sustained track record of strong double-digit growth, Pinnacle has already become the fourth largest imported vodka brand in the United States. 2012 volumes are expected to exceed 3 million 9-liter cases. "We are excited to bring...

2012-07-16 06:25:31

SAN FRANCISCO, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Following years of creating some of the most memorable, iconic images in advertising history, SKYY® Vodka, the number-one selling domestic super-premium vodka in the U.S., announced today its first-ever television advertising campaign for the brand: "Passion for Perfection." The campaign is the living embodiment of SKYY's essence and proprietary distillation process - a perfect balance of sleek, modern style and an obsessive...

2012-07-02 10:21:57

DALLAS, July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just as communities here in the U.S. come together for picnics and parades to celebrate the July 4 holidays, Jura single malt whisky has launched an online photography contest to find images from across the world that best embody the theme of 'community spirit.' Entering the online contest, held in partnership with Olympus, is as simple as uploading a photo that represents the idea of community spirit into a e-postcard template on the Jura website,...