March 28, 2013 |
The gift shop at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Ky., has voluntarily recalled five condiment sauces due to mislabeling and undeclared allergens, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat, soy, anchovy or milk risk serious or even life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. No adverse reactions or illnesses have been reported. The receall applies to the following products sold under the Buffalo Trace Distillery brand name: --Bourbon Flavored Caramel Sauce, 8-ounce jar, UPC 795436001058, best buy date 2/16/14.
February 8, 2013 |
When the talk turns to vodka, Moscow, not Maui, probably comes to mind. But beginning this spring, Hawaii 's very own vodka distillery will begin offering tours and tastings. Ocean Vodka , about half an hour south of the Kahului airport, is building a new solar-powered plant that will produce what the company says is “the only vodka in the world distilled from organic sugar cane,” which grows on 80 acres of the slopes of Haleakala volcano. The water, which makes up more than half of the bottled product, comes from mineral-rich deposits 3,000 feet beneath the Big Island . (The water is desalinated and purified before being shipped to Maui.)
November 3, 2011 |
The air outside GreenBar Collective craft distillery in Monrovia is getting warm, but it still crackles with the crispness of fall. Inside the bright, white warehouse, two employees bottle fresh apple bitters while Keith Taylor, the bar manager for sprawling Echo Park restaurant Mohawk Bend, chats with GreenBar's founders and master distillers, Melkon Khosrovian and Litty Mathew. They stand beside a silver tank of ruby red hibiscus liqueur that Taylor uses to make a limoncello-based drink called the Arturo Bandini.
November 18, 2010
EVENTS Connoisseurs of Scotland's most revered export are invited to an evening featuring more than 100 rare whiskeys at the Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza. The event includes a dinner buffet and a selection of premium imported cigars. Knowledgeable representatives from each participating distillery will be on hand to answer questions. Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, 1700 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday. $135. (800) 990-1991. http://www.singlemaltextravaganza.
July 9, 2010 |
THE BEST WAY TO EDINBURGH From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) is offered on British, Continental, Lufthansa, KLM, or on United, Air New Zealand, British, Virgin Atlantic connecting to British Midland. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $920. TELEPHONES To call these numbers from the U.S., dial 011 (international dialing code), 44 (country code for Britain) and the regional code and local number. WHERE TO STAY Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire; (866)
April 24, 2010 |
It has survived 19 coups, military rule, hurricanes and even a three-year embargo. But in the Jan. 12 earthquake, Haiti's best-known export and one of its oldest businesses, Rhum Barbancourt, suffered a $4-million setback. Amber bottles and white oak vats — some containing rum as old as 15 years — crashed to the distillery floor. It could take up to four years for production of one of the world's top rums to return to its pre-quake capacity, though the owner is hoping to resume bottling and shipping by early May. Travelers can now purchase the rum at the Port-au-Prince airport — though there's a three-bottle limit — after an almost three-month hiatus.