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Daily Archive: December 10, 2015

Interview: John Esposito On Plans For High West Distillery

With 40 years of industry experience leading such companies as Schieffelin & Somerset, Bacardi North America, Moët Hennessy USA and most recently Stoli Group USA, John Esposito joined Park City, Utah-based High West Distillery as chief commercial officer in October 2015. High West was founded in 2004 by David Perkins, and its first craft spirits hit the market in 2007 with the release of Rendezvous rye, comprised of whiskey sourced from Indiana-based MGP Ingredients. Over the last eight years, High West has released several additional labels sourced from outside distilleries while also making its own spirits, such as OMG Pure rye unaged whiskey. In late 2014, the company opened a new distillery at the Blue Sky Ranch just outside Park City, which will eventually have a 200,000-case capacity. SND’s Susannah Skiver Barton recently spoke with Esposito about his new role and the company’s future plans. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for December 10, 2015

•Whisky Advocate has named Blue Hanger 11th Limited Release as its Blended/Blended Malt Scotch Whisky of the Year. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for December 10, 2015

•Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits is rolling out three limited edition straight rye whiskey expressions under its Redemption Whiskey brand in a new collection. Continue reading →

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