Drinkhacker Reads – 01.28.2013 – Bourbon, Balvenie, and the 2013 Drammies

Drinkhacker Reads – 01.28.2013 – Bourbon, Balvenie, and the 2013 Drammies

Another week, another article on the bourbon renaissance: this week we find Time giving Beard-winning author Josh Ozersky pixels to pontificate on the resurgence of bourbon. There’s nothing for seasoned die-hards to pick out of this article, and of course no article on bourbon would be complete without the obligatory mention of Van Winkle, but it’s well written nonetheless. [Time]

The Spirits Business is reporting that the next edition of its highly successful Balvenie Tun1401 series – Batch 7 – will be available in global duty free travel outlets in March. [Spirits Business]

Alcohol that’s non-alcoholic and still gives you the buzz? It could very well be on its way.  Researchers in the UK are working on a chemical that is alcohol-free but produces the same “desired” effects. Here’s to the future! [Wired]

In wine news, it appears that Tasting Room has now become partnered with Lot18. For those with questions, it appears there is a brief FAQ on Tasting Room’s front page. [Tasting Room]

And finally, a quick note to those readers who are members of the Whisky Explorers Club: the latest shipment is ready to go out after the countrywide cold snap comes to an end. In the meantime, why not cast your ballot for the 2013 Drammies? [Whisky Explorers]

Rob Theakston is a contributing editor to Drinkhacker.

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