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Drinkhacker Reads – 06.09.2013 – Congressman to Introduce Aged Distilled Spirits Competitiveness Act


Good news for bourbon drinkers: Kentucky Congressman Andy Barr is introducing the Aged Distilled Spirits Competitiveness Act, a bill which would eliminate taxes a bourbon distillers must pay on each barrel while the product is aging. As a result, they say, distilleries could increase production, create new jobs, and potentially keep up with the ever increasing international demand. [WHAS]

While oxygen does play an important part in the whole act of wine tasting, there comes a time when the bottle may have to go back on the shelf with a generous amount still left inside. There are many options of wine preservation technology out there, and Wired takes a few moments to evaluate five of them through a quite rigorous process — via our Editor in Chief. [Wired]

Elsewhere in wine news, the New York Times offers a profile piece investigating the proliferation of counterfeit wines; a problem continuing to rise as the demand for higher end wines grows. [NY Times]

Beverage Daily runs a profile piece on the success of Ole Smoky Moonshine discussing its ‘tremendous’ growth, which is going ‘famously well’ and has a ‘huge runway’ to success ahead, if one is to believe the words of the company’s CEO. [Beverage Daily]

Those zany west Michigan brewers Founders are at it yet again, this time adding mango and habaneros to the latest edition of their Backstage series of beers. Mango Magnifico will be available in August at the nice price of $12.99 for a 750 ml bottle. As usual, it will be available in quite limited quantities, so you may want to get your local store to place its order asap. [Founder’s Brewing]

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Rob Theakston

Rob Theakston is a contributing editor to Drinkhacker.

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