7th September – Heaven Hills Distillery Fill 3.5M Barrel Today 1993

Heaven Hills Distillery - 1993 - Barrel #3,500,000 is filled on September 7th http://factorytoursusa.com/TourDetails.asp?TourID=571&State=&Search=a Suntory to Sell Akadama Sweet Wine in Jumbo Bottle. Suntory will begin selling Akadama Sweet Wine in a new jumbo-sized (1,920-ml) bottle … [Read more...]

2nd September – September Declared National Bourbon Month Today 2007

108,500 Tons Harvested - Washington winemakers and wine grape growers felt the 2003 vintage was among the best in history, particularly for red wine varieties. Hot weather hit late in the growing season, nudging the fruit to reach flavor and structural ripeness. Grape harvest began on September 2 in … [Read more...]

7th August – Whiskey Rebellion Started Today 1791

At Alexander Hamilton's urging, Congress in 1791 enacted a tax on spirits at twenty-five percent of the liquor's value which led to the Whiskey Rebellion. Large producers were not pleased with the tax, but generally complied; the small producers were irate and began to organize opposition. In the … [Read more...]

9th May – 1 Million Gallons of Whiskey Burnt Today 2000

Without context, Anthony Riboli's birth announcement seems unconventional: Born May 9, 1974. Weight: 8 pounds, 2 ounces. Length: slightly shorter than two Burgundy bottles. But how else could you announce a son whose family's Los Angeles winemaking roots trace back to 1917? Riboli is winemaker at … [Read more...]

2013 History Making – US Bourbon & Tennessee Whiskey Exports Top $1 Billion

    Bourbon has absolutely exploded in recent years and has now crossed the $1 billion mark.           Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/liquor-industry-growth-in-2013-2014-2#ixzz2sWuh6vmM … [Read more...]

14th December – George Washington US President and Whiskey Maker Died Today 1799

14th December 1799, George Washington, the first president of the United States (1789-97), died at his Mount Vernon, Va., home at age 67. By 8 p.m. he was aware that he was dying, whispering, "I die hard, but I am not afraid to go." Washington died at approximately 10:30 p.m., December 14, 1799, at … [Read more...]

9th May – 1 Million Gallons of Whiskey Burned Today 1996

Without context, Anthony Riboli's birth announcement seems unconventional: Born May 9, 1974. Weight: 8 pounds, 2 ounces. Length: slightly shorter than two Burgundy bottles. But how else could you announce a son whose family's Los Angeles winemaking roots trace back to 1917? Riboli is winemaker at … [Read more...]

7th February – President Grant’s private-secretary Orville acquitted in Whiskey Ring Today 1876

7th February 1876: President Grant's private-secretary Orville acquitted in Whiskey Ring Soon after his appointment as treasury secretary in June 1874, Benjamin Bristow learned that a Whiskey Ring was defrauding the government out of millions of dollars in annual revenue. He ordered an immediate … [Read more...]

4th February – 4 Barrels of Whiskey Stolen in Pennsylvania Today 1920

4th February, 1920: Someone had stolen 21 barrels of whiskey which was held at a Pennsylvania brewery. The person who had taken this liquor was sentenced a fine of $7,000. This particular crime had taken place during the Prohibition Era, during a time when the sale of alcohol was not allowed. By … [Read more...]

11th January – 1,100 Cases of Whiskey Seized Today 1929

11th January, 1929 Prohibition agents in San Francisco seized 1,100 cases of whiskies and 2,000 gallons of Belgian alcohol worth $90,000 at 1861 16th Ave. 11th January, 1963 The 1st discotheque opened, Whiskey-a-go-go in LA. The 2005 Cru Artisan Classification, A Cru Forgotten - Now Revived … [Read more...]