Drinkhacker Reads – 12.03.2012

Drinkhacker Reads – 12.03.2012

Kudos and congrats to Glenmorangie, recently awarded 2012 Distiller of the Year at the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC). The Tain distillery emerged not only with the overall prize but also took home honors as UK Spirits Producer of the Year and won the Best Single Malt over 15 Years Old with Glenmorangie Quarter Century 25 Years Old. [PR Newswire]

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America has released their holiday outturn for 2012, including a mysterious and rare 35-year-old grain whiskey limited to just 60 bottles. Look for Chris to provide complete reviews of each offering later this week. [Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America]

The popularity of gin consumption in the UK is rising, with sales up almost 12% over last year.  Capitalizing on the trend is William Chase, owner of Chase Distillery, which is launching Williams Great British Extra Dry Gin. We hope to review it in the forthcoming weeks. [Harper’s UK]

The Beer Institute has announced the top 10 beer drinking states by level of consumption per capita. Who ranked in as #1? The answer may surprise you. [NJ.com]

Mississippi based distillery Bottle Tree follows up its honeysuckle vodka with a chicory root liqueur. Todd Price of NOLA.com gives us a sneak preview of what to expect from Hoodoo liqueur. [NOLA]

And finally, Knob Creek has teamed up with Iron Chef Michael Symon to create this year’s holiday personalized labels. In order to receive your labels for the season, orders have to be placed by December 7th, so hurry on up! [Knob Creek]

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Rob Theakston is a contributing editor to Drinkhacker.

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