Whether you're an enthusiast, a connoisseur, or someone simply interested in wine and spirits, this is your source for brand news, world updates, and educational content that uncorks the secrets of this remarkable industry.
A partnership was just announced with Maison Ginestet, renowned purveyors of fine wines in Bordeaux. Together, BAXUS and Maison Ginestet will offer 14 exquisite, handcrafted wooden boxes containing limited edition wines from Château Les Carmes Haut-Brion.
BAXUS, the pioneer marketplace enabling wine and whiskey enthusiasts to buy, sell and trade rare, vintage wines and spirits, today announced the acquisition of BoozApp. The App has democratized the U.S. liquor industry with data on tens of thousands of unique bottles and already over 100,000 users on the platform.
Online alcohol marketplace Baxus has acquired BoozApp, a US-based mobile application that lets users track fair pricing for bottles of spirits. BoozApp already lists more than 100,000 users and has data on tens of thousands of unique spirits bottles. The platform calculates fair prices for spirits bottles, while also showing minimum suggested retail price (MSRP), and the average shelf price – which is what a bottle retails at.
When buying certain types of wood, we always have an end goal in mind that we want to achieve. We are also very prescriptive in terms of the toasting and charring levels we require. We know exactly why we ask for these things and what we expect to achieve. We don’t always get it right, as other factors can come into play, but by and large, we think we do!
Counterfeit alcohol is a worldwide problem and has long had a negative impact on businesses, creating unfair competition, and presenting significant health risks for consumers.According to Euromonitor, up to 26% of alcohol consumed worldwide is estimated to be illicit, causing fiscal revenue losses of around US$8.9 billion every year. Alcohol bans, such as those in South Africa, have further increased the illicit trade activity by boosting the demand for fake bottles and dry goods.
The complexities of the whiskey industry leave ample room for myths to take hold, but as a serious whiskey drinker, you’re not likely to be fooled. All bourbon must be made in Kentucky? Only a whiskey dilettante would fall for that one. We’ve debunked a list of slightly more complex whiskey myths and misconceptions below, and you might find some that surprise you!
As distillery tour guides in both Kentucky and Scotland love to tell visitors, bourbon barrels can be used only once for bourbon, part of the regulations governing the spirit. After their single use in the US, the barrels are usually sold on to whisky makers in Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and elsewhere.
The Texan summer is long and hot. This year, particularly so. In some places, people have taken refuge in public libraries just to enjoy the air conditioning. And among those closely tracking the weather, besides overworked meteorologists, is a whiskey distillery in downtown Waco.
There are some 500 species of oak trees around the globe, but in the world of whiskey, just one is predominant: the American white oak, Quercus alba. Used in bourbon and Tennessee whiskey, both of which require the use of new charred oak barrels, American white oak often enjoys a second life overseas.
World Wars I and II had profound effects on countless aspects of society, including the global demand and popularity of various alcoholic beverages. How did soldiers' rations of Scotch whisky during these turbulent years impact the whisky industry and the competition between Scotch and Irish whiskey? In this blog post, we'll delve into the military influence on whiskey consumption and the resulting shift in demand between these two iconic styles.
The Prohibition era in the United States, from 1920 to 1933, saw the ban on the production, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages within the nation. While the effects of Prohibition were undoubtedly felt domestically, it also had a significant impact on alcohol industries around the world. Among those affected was the Irish whiskey industry, which grappled with the loss of a key market and struggled to maintain its global presence. In this blog post, we'll explore the impact of U.S. Prohibition on Irish whiskey production and its ramifications on global consumption.