Drinkhacker Reads – 11.06.2012

Today in the states is Election Day. But more importantly, The World Wide Whisky Design Awards are still open to the public for voting! While there are some head scratching omissions in some categories, it’s still a fun opportunity to vote for something without having people robo-calling, running negative TV ads, and emailing or texting you incessantly for their vote. [Whisky Design Awards]

In the event that a Presidential candidate who does not partake in alcohol loses the election tonight, perhaps solace and comfort can be found in a bottle (or can) or ArKay, an alcohol-free whisky flavored drink.  [Arkay]

The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine and Spirit Competition announced its list of winners, with a 21-year old Highland Park and 10-year old Benromach taking home honors in the single malt categories amongst the entries. A full list of winners can be found here. [Asia’s Best Wine and Spirits]

 Drinkhacker Reads   11.06.2012The distillers over at Bunnahabhain have discovered a rare 40-year old within their midst and are readying it for the general public. Selling for roughly $3,200, this Islay will be a limited edition of 750 bottles. [Press Release]

Bloomberg reports that Beam Global is setting its sights on having Russian drinkers trade their traditional vodka for its whiskey. This in turn is not sitting well with Vladimir Putin; who is attempting to get Russians to cut down on alcohol consumption in an effort to have his constituents lead healthier lifestyles. [Bloomberg]

And finally, global animal health and nutrition company Alltech continues its attempts to make beverages the public will enjoy (nothing like diversifying, I suppose).  This time the mega-conglomerate creator of Town Branch Bourbon have flown pot stills from its home base of Lexington, Kentucky to the Carlow Brewing Company in Ireland to make its first edition of Irish Whiskey.  The first batch will be readily available to the public in about three years. [Press Release]

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