The Spirit of Speyside Festival is still a few months away, but it’s not too soon to start making your travel plans. In fact, tickets for the Festival events go on sale starting today! We’ll get a preview of the biggest Spirit of Speyside Festival yet from director Ros Lewis. In the news, Sazerac buys a second Kentucky distillery to go along with Buffalo Trace, Jack Daniel’s celebrates the Obama inauguration, Glenmorangie releases Astar to the world, and the peatiest Ardbeg ever!

Links:  Spirit of Speyside Festival | Sazerac | Constellation Brands | Jack Daniel’s | The Scotsman | Glenmorangie | Ardbeg | “What Does John Know?” | Laphroaig