Drinkhacker Reads – 10.18.2012
Coming soon to a phone near you: Bibo. With the tagline “a fun way to discover new drinks”, it appears to combine Yelp, Instagram, and Foursquare to report on bars, cocktails and what will no doubt be thousands of blurry photos taken from inebriated users in dimly lit bars. Needless to say, this could prove to be interesting technology for travelers and drinktourists. Check out the previews.
Buffalo Trace announces that its latest edition in the E.H. Taylor line will be available in November. This expression’s theme is simply called “Small Batch.” Unlike previous editions, this one will come at the slightly lower price point of $39.99. Review to come. [Beverage Business]
Elsewhere in the world of bourbon, Ohio’s Watershed Distillery is releasing its two-year-old bourbon just in time for the Halloween season. No word on if the bourbon is as frightening as Jim Tressel’s sweater collection. [Biz Journals]
Charleston’s Robert Moss delivers a compelling argument on the resurgence of Rye’s popularity in the south, complete with folksy anecdotes from Elmer T. Lee. [Charleston City Paper]
The Daily Meal has released its list of America’s Greatest Sports Bars. These sorts of lists are always subject to great debate amongst sports fans, but people who don’t like their bars all sportified may find the article on wine with grilled cheese to be much more engrossing. [The Daily Meal]
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that seven artisan distilleries will be joining the tourist-happy Bourbon Trail under the guise “The Bourbon Trail Craft Tour.” [Kentucky.com]
And finally, one business-related note: Diageo has announced it will be expanding its Glen Ord distillery to approximately double in size. This is an interesting selection for Diageo, given the multitude of distilleries it could choose to expand. [Spirits Business]