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[Whiskey Tribe] So it begins...
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The old workshop is being emptied in preparation for Crowded Barrel’s distillery expansion - and not a moment too soon.
Friday, October 2nd, 2020
So it begins.

The old workshop is being emptied in preparation for Crowded Barrel’s distillery expansion - and not a moment too soon.

This morning, Daniel poked our new still maker for updates and timelines.

As I left the property, Deb’s truck was pulling in with a huge tote full of wash - soon to be reborn as the Whiskey Tribe’s Single Malt of Magnificence. (Single M.O.M.)

The MB’s in patreon recently voted up Crowded Barrel’s first gin.

By the time you read this, 15 barrels of bourbon and wheat whiskey will be tucked into their new Texas home. Just a couple of the spirits that will eventually blend into our biggest bottling to date.

As 2020 winds down, it feels like everything is getting locked and loaded. Methinks next year may be a bit... noisy.

Here’s to the pregnant pause.

~ Magnificent Bastard

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The English Whisky Society is gearing up for its official launch as part of the first English Whisky Festival to date.

The new organisation has been created with the sole aim of “promoting and enjoying" the homegrown spirit.

It will offer its members early access and discounts to a range of tastings and events, as well as exclusive bottlings and cask investments...

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In the wake of #whiskygate, there have been calls for the industry to do more to promote diversity in the workplace.

Here, Julia Bryce meets some of the women who are paving the way…

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[+] 3 Ways You Can Support An Epic Nature Reserve Through Whiskey

Whether you’ve been visiting protected lands for years or you’ve only recently come to explore national parks, state forests, preserves and reserves for the safer outdoor value they’ve brought to a travel-strapped time, you’re more likely to have visited the great outdoors this year than in any other recent year…

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Barrels can be tricky. When they’re full of spirit, the wood swells and flexes into a tightly sealed monument to deliciousness.

Once emptied, they dry and shrivel as weeks turn into months. The heads shift around, metal hoops loosen, and a once proud barrel can slowly crumble into a sloppy pile of wood and metal.

But - if you’re able to tease a bit of life back into the oak, you can discover a cache of amazing flavors that were once thought lost.

Right now, the Crowded Barrel crew is attempting to rehydrate 2 old Laphroaig barrels. The wooden staves are packed with Scotchy flavor, but the barrels are dry - very dry. One barrel in particular is leaking rainwater as fast as it’s put in.

The game-plan? Completely submerge both barrels in rainwater for 2 days to help the wood tighten. Afterwards, we’ll decide what kind of voodoo stands between us and an amazing new whiskey aged in used Laphroaig barrels.

Rise up you dry bones, and claim the glory you once swore upon these raised glasses.

The Whisk(e)y Tribe commands it!

~ The Magnificent Bastard

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In this video, Rex and Daniel talk about The Whiskey Tribe - a big, salty and ridiculous community of whisk(e)y loving MB's. They've raised a whiskey freak-flag...

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‘It’s the world upside down’, Patrick says. ‘Rye whisky is being made by say about seven Scottish distillers right now. This was unheard of 10 years ago’. At the location of Zuidam’s new planned distillery 42 hectares (103 acres) of grain is grown for the production of whisky and genever. Due to the dry weather the yield of our rye harvest was great last year, which sounds strange. A lot of farmers are very willing to grow barley, rye or corn after they have grown potatoes and sugar beets. Grass is not very profitable…

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James Beauregard Beam was distilling bourbon well before Prohibition, and when Prohibition ended, he was eager to do it again. At the news of Repeal, Jim Beam (as he was commonly known) turned to his son Jeremiah, his brother Park Beam and Park’s two sons, Carl and Earl, and said, "boys, time for us to get back to work."…

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Scotland’s whisky industry is preparing to launch a new plan to protect precious peatland, finds Sandra Dick

The pristine white walls of Lagavulin Distillery cling to the rocky edge of one of southern Islay’s bays, while its brick smokestack and the bright red life buoys roped to its wooden pier bring a pop of colour to muted island shades…

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