I may not publish as often as 2013 - but the idea was to have some good content and make sure I get Friday's blog - so You can plan your weekend. In that vein -- let's look at what's up ---
Looking around -- Let me update you on the Rum World.
I found out about a new book about Alcohol Consumption. They tout the project as "We've written a book that's all about the intriguing world of booze. Drink from the cup of knowledge.... A comprehensive resource on the history, mechanics, influences, and economics of alcohol. An unbiased look at alcohol consumption, relevant to everyone." I find their way of financing it creative! LINK
Grand Traverse Distillery in Grand Traverse MI has announced a downtown Traverse City location. This place is one of my wife's and my favorite destinations and having been BIG fans of GTD for a long time (Love their Vodkas as well) we are excited for a number of reasons, but the biggest is that they will be coming out with their RUM soon!!! -- I have some promises of getting a taste -- but no bottle yet (sigh). They spread the news here:
"Todays is a historic day for us as we have just signed a lease for 215 E. Front Street in downtown Traverse City, Michigan for our latest Grand Traverse Distillery Tasting Room. With this spot we now have 5 tasting rooms in Michigan and we have plans for more in the coming years.
"We also just finished our renovations out at the main distillery tasting room with the final piece [new carpet] being laid yesterday so if you are in the area stop by and see the new look and have a cocktail!"
VERY nice to read that news!
From American Made Rum:
Thank you Whisky Magazine! Balcones Brimstone Resurrection is World's Best American Whisky at 2014 World Whisky Awards!