Harper’s UK is reporting that Wemyss Malts is readying its largest offering in the company’s eight year’s history. Named after each expression’s taste profile, each bottle will be available in an incredibly limited run of a few hundred bottles each and will represent every major region of Scotland. Just in time for the holidays. [Harper's UK]
Craft Writing: Beer, The Digital and Craft Culture will be a one-day symposium held at the University of Kentucky this upcoming February. Several brewmaster and microbrewery CEOs will be in attendance for the day-long event, held February 15th, 2014, and will feature a keynote address from Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster and author Garrett Oliver. Unlike most events of this nature, this is absolutely free of charge to attend (but advance reservations are suggested). We’ll be there providing full coverage of the day’s events. [Craft Writing]
In science news: a compound found in red wine may make cancer treatment more effective, food and wine pairings may be just “bunk”, and a man from Milnsbridge is currently attempting to develop a “beer diet.” Which is different from your diet, we assume.
Harry J. Shapira, the Executive Vice President of Heaven Hill distillery passed away yesterday after a ten-year battle with cancer, at age 66. Shapira was instrumental in the evolution of his family’s business, establishing the Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown and the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, which is slated to open in Louisville later this month. A noted local philanthropist and dedicated member of the Louisville community, he was often just as passionate about serving his fellow man as he was serving a glass of the distillery’s finest. Another major loss in a year which has already seen so much of it in the bourbon industry. Our condolences from the entire Drinkhacker staff to the Heaven Hill family during this tragic time. [Press Release]