Drinkhacker Reads – 06.03.2013 – Bourbon Shortages And Pretty Bottles

Drinkhacker Reads – 06.03.2013 – Bourbon Shortages And Pretty Bottles

With all of the “sky is falling” press releases lamenting the shortage of bourbon that is about to be upon us, Maker’s Mark adds fuel to the fire by announcing they have a new “state of the art” rinse process which will drain every last drop from every barrel at their new facility. Bourbon authority Chuck Cowdery offers up two “must read” pieces on the story, including a refreshingly candid quote from Beam master distiller Fred Noe. [USA Today]

Lists are always a contentious and objective thing to write and navigate, but the Spirits Business does a pretty good job listing their 10 favorite spirit bottle designs. Some are absolutely gorgeous, while others are questionable at best. [The Spirits Business]

And finally today in tech news, the Kentucky Distiller’s Association has joined the mobile app revolution with its new Bourbon Trail app. Users can sign on and get driving directions, distillery hours, tour information and a bunch more. We downloaded it and took it for a spin. It’s not bad for a free application. But nothing is better than the sights, sounds and smells of actually being there. [Biz Journal]

Rob Theakston is a contributing editor to Drinkhacker.

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