Evan Williams

Tentative Agreement Reached in Heaven Hill Strike

October 22, 2021 – After nearly six weeks of picketing, accusations, and counter-accusations, a tentative agreement has been reached between...

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Heaven Hill Expands Into Canada with $266 Million Black Velvet Acquisition

August 13, 2019 – Heaven Hill Brands has agreed to acquire Black Velvet, the #2 selling Canadian Whisky brand, from...

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The Back Stories Behind Picking Private Barrels (Episode 780: August 11, 2019)

“Private Selection” bottlings are the rage today, and it almost seems like an arms race as bars and retailers try...

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Memories of an Irish Whiskey Legend (Episode 699: May 20, 2018)

Irish Whiskey lost one of its longtime champions this past week with the passing of John Clement Ryan. He was...

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Distilling an Inner-City Revival (Episode 629: February 19, 2017)

Camden, New Jersey has a long manufacturing heritage dating back decades, but the city’s glory days ended decades ago –...

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Another Record Year For Kentucky Bourbon Tourism

January 25, 2017 – Kentucky’s emphasis on Bourbon-related tourism promotion in recent years has led to another banner year for...

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Episode 613: October 29, 2016

Distillery managers come and go at Lagavulin, but Iain McArthur is a fixture at the legendary Islay distillery. McArthur’s something...

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Evan & Elijah Running to “Make America Thirsty Again”

October 27, 2016 – As Americans prepare for the most contentious presidential election in recent memory, with many voters holding...

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Episode 574: January 30, 2016

The debate over age statements on whiskies shows no sign of going away, but how does a brand decide to...

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Another Bernheim Distillery Expansion for Heaven Hill

January 30, 2016 – Heaven Hill plans to invest another $15 million to expand production capacity at its Bernheim Distillery...

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