New frontier for craft U.S. whiskey may be underfoot

SEATTLE -Matt Hofmann walks along a small brown pond, the earth of its bank springing underfoot like a muddy mattress.

The ground is, in fact, floating. It’s a peat bog on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, and it’s from here that Hofmann, a co-founder of Seattle’s Westland Distillery, is taking an unusual step for America’s booming spirits industry: making a whiskey whose “terroir” literally involves local dirt.

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RNDC to form distributorship JV with Central Liquor in Oklahoma

Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) has agreed to form a new joint venture (JV) distributorship with Central Liquor in Oklahoma in wake of changes made by the American state to its existing alcohol laws.

As per the terms of the agreement, the JV partners will jointly distribute wines, spirits and beer in Oklahoma.

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Beverage companies challenge Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau's ban of health claims on labels

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Two alcohol companies are seeking a judgment regarding a federal agency's ban of the use of two health-related statements on labels of alcoholic beverages.

Bellion Spirits LLC and Chigurupati Technologies Private LTD filed a complaint on Nov. 27 in the U.S.

A Camaraderie Among Local Brewers Grows with the Launch of the Triangle Craft Beer Alliance

One of the charms of the Triangle craft brewing scene is how collegial it is, with most of the people involved viewing one another not as competition but as additional sources of good beer. There are numerous tales of brewers helping out others with ingredients, equipment, and advice.

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