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Jack Daniel Distillery names new Master Distiller

The Jack Daniel Distillery announced Wednesday the grandson of a longtime Master Distiller, Chris Fletcher, will take over that role with the company.

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The Jack Daniel Distillery announced Wednesday the grandson of a longtime Master Distiller will take over that role with the company.

Chris Fletcher, 39, will be carrying on the family tradition as Master Distiller of the iconic Tennessee whiskey brand. He is the grandson of former Master Distiller Frank Bobo, who served in the role from 1966 until his retirement in 1989.

Fletcher had previously served as Assistant Master Distiller for six years and will be responsible for the overall quality of Jack Daniel’s from “grain to glass,” innovation and serve as a global ambassador.

In addition, he will oversee the distillery’s new “Distillers in Training” program which recruits, teaches and mentors the next generation of whiskey makers.

“For the past six years, Chris

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Seaweed rum: a thirst for it? Distillery makes kelp drink, sells out

  • The Yorkshire Explorer Distillery makes rum using local seaweed. Its first batch sold out in less than two weeks.
  • Though the company launched two years ago as side business to an events company, the sales of its gin and rum have allowed both businesses to stay afloat during the pandemic.
  • The company credits the rum’s success to its emphasis on local produce and natural ingredients.
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Alcohol sales have boomed during the pandemic — and so has the market for local produce. One English company is combining these by flavoring its rum with local seaweed.

The Yorkshire Bartender usually provides mobile bar services at weddings and corporate events, as well as hosting gin and cocktail masterclasses. But the coronavirus pandemic has put a halt to these. Instead, the company has had to diversify to retain its revenue stream after losing around £500,000 ($640,000) in

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How a Start-Up Distillery Used LibDib to Generate Six-Figures in Sales During the Pandemic

In a year when growth in the beverage alcohol industry seems tenuous, craft distillery Kozuba & Sons found a path to massive expansion. Operating out of sunny St. Petersburg, on Florida’s gulf coast, this family business crafts traditional Polish spirits: vodkas, whiskey and cordials. And while other small-batch distilleries were hedging their bets, Kozuba & Sons saw an opportunity. In June of 2020, they chose to completely overhaul their approach to the market.

It paid off. In a little over two months, this family-owned distillery has sold $180,000 in products and has secured almost 80 new accounts. They are now in the process of presenting to major chain stores and have goals to reach 10,000 cases over the next several months. Figures and projections like that might sound like magic or luck (or a combination of the two), but if you ask the Kozubas, they’ll tell you it was just

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