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Durango Craft Spirits goes big on small-batch liquors

Durango Craft Spirits expects to open a 1,500-foot expansion by the end of the month, which will mainly help it double production of its craft bourbon from two barrels a month to four. “We just ran...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Beer lovers, listen up: New book has some life hacks for you

NEW YORK – Beer snobs, turn away, Ben Robinson has some hacks involving your favorite, foamy beverage. The editor in chief of The Observer has written a handy little every guy’s illustrated guide...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Beer maker Heineken strikes deal to expand in China

BRUSSELS – Heineken, the world’s second-largest brewer, has struck a deal to expand in China, the world’s biggest beer market. Heineken said Friday it is buying a 40 percent stake in the company...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Durango Police cracks down on liquor law violations

An array of bars got hit with liquor violations this month after a Durango Police Department sting operation. Three bartenders were given citations for serving minors July 14; two more...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

How to drink tequila and mezcal like a grown-up

There’s something about tequila that activates the revelry gland, whatever part of the American brain it is that responds to a bottle of Cuervo by bawling “PAAAAARRRTY!” No one bawls “PAAAAARRRTY!”...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Jack Daniel’s prices increase in Europe because of tariffs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The price of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey will increase in the European Union because of the impact of the bloc’s new 25 percent tariff. The EU is taxing a range of U.S....

DATE: June 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Distillery has new bourbon flavored by beaver secretion

TAMWORTH, N.H. – Beaver-flavored whiskey, anyone? A New Hampshire distillery has a new bourbon, Eau De Musc, flavored partly by the secretion from a beaver’s castor sacs. Tamworth Distilling says...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Upgrade your ‘ade, or how to spike summer’s favorite thirst quencher

I don’t know about you, but now and then I kind of regret developing high standards. I can still enjoy movies that fall into the so-bad-they’re-good category (I’m looking at you, “Con Air”), but it...

DATE: June 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

You don’t have to be a bro to love Fireball Whiskey cake

I couldn’t help but be intrigued and entertained when I came across a cake recipe with an unusual ingredient: cinnamon-flavored Fireball Whiskey. It uses instant vanilla pudding mix, too – so...

DATE: March 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Jane Walker to replace Johnnie Walker on some scotch bottles

NEW YORK – It’s not the alcohol playing tricks on your eyes: The striding figure on some bottles of Johnnie Walker scotch will be Jane Walker. Liquor maker Diageo says it plans to roll out bottles...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Colorado Pongas enters agreement to improve alcohol serving practices

The Durango Local Licensing Authority unanimously approved an agreement with Colorado Pongas on Tuesday that resolves alleged liquor license violations the pool hall and bar faced. City Attorney...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Science panel backs lower drunken driving threshold

WASHINGTON – Most women would need to draw the line at two drinks, and men at two or three if states follow a blueprint by a prestigious scientific panel for eliminating the “entirely preventable”...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

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