LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 23, 2020 /HALCYONTV/ -- Brough Brothers Distillery, the first and only Black-owned distillery in the state of Kentucky, opened its doors for business earlier this month in Louisville.
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The Brough Brothers, Christian, Victor, and Bryson Yarbrough at Brough Brothers Distillery.
The Kentucky State Senate recognizes and distinguishes Brough Brothers Distillery as the First African-American owned distillery in Kentucky's 228 year old history.
The distillery was founded by Victor, Bryson, and Christian Yarbrough, three brothers born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. They wanted to produce quality bourbon whiskey in an industry that has thus far remained largely inaccessible to minority entrepreneurs. They are committed to supporting other local businesses in an effort to revitalize the West End neighborhood in which Brough Brothers is based. Their distillery will provide job opportunities and economic growth for the community of Park Hill, a historically underserved area of Louisville's West End.
"Brough Brothers has an opportunity to not only provide employment opportunities for our local community, but also design an experience for locals and tourists in the heart of one of Kentucky's cultural hubs," Brough Brothers CEO Victor Yarbrough said. "At a time in history when there is much attention on Louisville, we are excited to represent positive change and hope for and on behalf of our city."
First approved by the distillery-governing body the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau in August 2018, Brough Brothers Distillery was recognized by Kentucky's Senate as the state's first African American-owned distillery in August 2020. Approved by the Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control Board in September, it will continue to make history as it distills and barrels its first barrel of bourbon this winter. Its bourbon shop will be open for business to bourbon enthusiasts by appointment only in spring 2021.
But customers don't have to wait to enjoy Brough Brothers: its bourbon brand is available on store shelves now and online.
Brough Brothers Bourbon has received glowing customer reviews for being one of the smoothest bourbons on the market. With major and independent retailers selling it in Kentucky, national retailers (Kroger, Total Wine and More, Trader Joes, Walmart) and distributors (RNDC, JB, BBI, SWGS) alike have taken notice of its explosive popularity. Brough Brothers currently has major distribution partnerships in five states, including KY, FL, TN, IN, and CO. It will expand its distribution to another 20 states in early 2021.
To learn more about Brough Brothers, request bourbon samples, request a virtual visit, or explore partnerships, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit broughbrothers.com.
Beer TV Host, Comedian, and Entrepreneur Zane Lamprey Named Craft Beer Marketing Awards' Inaugural 2020 'Man of the Year'
NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- Craft Beer Marketing Awards (CBMAS) announced TV host, comedian and entrepreneur Zane Lamprey as recipient of the first-ever 2020 'Man of the Year' Award. Lamprey, who serves as a CBMAS judge was voted in by fellow industry peers. "I had a professor in college tell me that drinking beer wouldn't advance my career. He was wrong!" Zane laughed, "I couldn't be more honored to be the first Craft Beer Marketing Awards Man of the Year. I'd say I'm speechless, but as a comedian I'm not capable of that."
Zane first introduced audiences to the world of beer as host of the award-winning TV series Three Sheets on Travel Channel (and Hulu). He followed that up with Drinking Made Easy on Mark Cuban's HDNet, a show about all thing's alcohol, including production, consumption and celebration. He went on to host Chug on National Geographic Channel (and Netflix) and Four Sheets for DrinkTV. In 2020, Zane's 71-city comedy tour, scheduled at breweries across the USA was sidelined due to COVID, and is planned to resume once quarantine is over.
"For over a decade, the name Zane Lamprey has been synonymous with beer," said CBMAS co-founder, Jim McCune. "I first saw Zane on the TV show Three Sheets, where he introduced us to libations from all over the world. He did so with a genuine appreciation for the locals and a hilarious sense of humor that kept us entertained. This was inspiring to me, and a big part of why I'm in the beer industry today."
The CBMAS recognize 34 beer–marketing categories celebrating the best of craft beverages. Presenting sponsor, Hillebrand supports CBMAS mission to honor the individuals and teams who promote beer industry growth through their innovative and creative marketing, branding, fine arts, and design.
This year, CBMAS have extended into judging hard seltzer, cider, and mead, added new categories, and also expanded the awards competition internationally. CBMAS is currently accepting entries from around the world to be judged by more than 300 industry professionals.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 28, 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- The 2020 release of Michter's 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon will go on sale in May. It is 94.4 proof and it sells for a suggested retail price of $130 in the U.S.
Michter's has a long legacy of offering traditional American whiskeys of uncompromising quality. With each of its limited production offerings aged to its peak maturity, Michter's highly acclaimed portfolio includes bourbon, rye, sour mash whiskey, and American whiskey. Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2020 Edition named Michter's 20 Year Bourbon "Best Bourbon, 16 to 20 Years." In January 2020, Michter's was named the #1 Top Trending American Whiskey brand by Drinks International in their Annual Brands Report for the second year in a row.
In addition to Michter's Fort Nelson Distillery, the company has Michter's Shively Distillery in Louisville as well as its 145-acre farm and operations in Springfield, Kentucky. For more information, please visit www.michters.com, and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
World's first Lounge by Topgolf concept features indoor experience with virtual sporting games powered by Topgolf Swing Suite technology, premium hospitality, craft cocktails and locally curated dishes
KIRKLAND, Wash., Jan. 22, 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- This week, Topgolf Entertainment Group, a global sports and entertainment leader, introduces the world's first Lounge by Topgolf. The new, indoor Lounge concept is the first of its kind, featuring an upscale bar and restaurant with an elevated, virtual gaming experience.
Lounge by Topgolf
With the first venue opening in Kirkland, Wash., the Lounge by Topgolf will house a 9,200 square foot upscale restaurant, bar and indoor lounge with an expansive outdoor patio offering panoramic views of Kirkland. The venue includes four entertainment bays and a VIP bay – all powered by Topgolf Swing Suite technology – as well as a private event space and innovative digital sky.
"Lounge by Topgolf demonstrates Topgolf's constant pursuit of the unexpected with an all-indoor, virtual experience different from anything else we've created," said Topgolf Entertainment Group Executive Chairman Erik Anderson. "With Greater Seattle being a center for all things tech, I can't think of a better location for the first Lounge by Topgolf. We use proprietary Topgolf Swing Suite technology to bring our Guests exciting virtual games, all while enjoying locally curated food and beverage selections under a digital sky. Being a proud Seattle-area native, I am excited we're opening the first venue of this concept in my backyard."
This innovative bar and restaurant concept focuses on premium hospitality, craft cocktails and locally curated dishes and spirits offering an elevated experience for all occasions. From the Beignet Shake Up and Tableside Nachos to the Truffle Chicken and Pig Pile, there's a dish for every taste. The cocktail list features fun, surprising twists on cocktails, such as the smoky Lit Punch and tri-colored Magic Trick.
The new venue sits at the epicenter of Kirkland Urban, a new 1.2 million square foot mixed-use residential and retail development in the heart of downtown Kirkland. Lounge by Topgolf is located at 425 Urban Plaza, Kirkland, Wash. 98033 in Suite 200 on the second floor and above the flagship QFC. Four-hour validated parking is available in the garage for all Guests. Other retailers joining Lounge by Topgolf include Mudbay, Bright Horizons, Power Hour 360 and many more.
"We are thrilled to welcome Lounge by Topgolf to Kirkland Urban," said Andrea Lachmann of Kirkland Urban. "Our region has been missing a high-end entertainment destination that families and the late-night crowd can all enjoy. Lounge is also perfectly positioned at Kirkland Urban to offer our office tenants a convenient location for post-work happy hour, corporate events and more."
Technology Innovation at Lounge by Topgolf
Powered by proprietary Topgolf Swing Suite technology, Lounge by Topgolf includes digital screens and a selection of exciting, digital multi-sport games and experiences that can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of skill level. Guests can choose from more than 80 digital championship golf courses using a microchipped golf ball and simulator screen. Other games are available, including fan-favorite Zombie Dodgeball, hockey, baseball and football challenges, and popular carnival games.
Leaderboards, a superior full-venue sound system, and a Digital Sky video ceiling create prominent audiovisual elements throughout, placing Lounge by Topgolf at the forefront of recreational innovation. Private events and a VIP bay can take advantage of the state-of-the art technology exclusively offered at the Lounge.
To learn more about Lounge by Topgolf, visit loungebytopgolf.com and follow Topgolf on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Concept Combines Retail, Bar, and Private Dining
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 15, 2020 /HalcyonTV/ -- Pullman Wine Bar & Merchant by David Machado Restaurants brings a new concept to Portland's Lloyd District. Located in the southwest corner of the boutique Hotel Eastlund, also designed by Holst, Pullman occupies a formerly empty retail space facing the Convention Center. To accommodate a range of functions—retail shop, tasting bar serving small plates and wine by the glass, private dining room, and prep kitchen—the design reclaims further square footage from the hotel parking garage. The sequence of spaces progresses from public to private and creates a range of experiences in less than two thousand square feet.
The wine shop sells bottles as well as ships by the case nationally, while the bar focuses on select wines from the Pacific Northwest. The wine inventory is developed and maintained by award-winning wine consultant, David Holstrom.
Custom mahogany millwork, raw steel, slate tile, and polished concrete bring a modern aesthetic to the feeling of a rustic wine cellar. The materials were chosen for their ability to wear well and develop a patina over time. Open storage for cases and bottles, along with a state of the art, self-service, commercial cruvinet system, enable patrons to peruse and explore Pullman's wine offerings on their own. Locally manufactured custom tables, an intimate bar, and the private dining room welcome a range of groups of locals and visitors.
The private dining room seats twenty-four guest in a wine cave-like room that channels a European, old-world aesthetic with vaulted ceilings and a dark, moody color palette. The slope of the sidewalk outside enhances the feeling of descending into an underground wine cave. Pullman's novel concept and thoughtful design have combined to create a new attraction in the burgeoning Convention Center neighborhood.
401 NE Holladay Street, Portland, OR 97232
Holst Architecture, Architect and Interior Designer
HVAC Incorporated, Mechanical Designer
Safety Electric Incorporated, Electrical Designer
Commercial Plumbing Consulting & Design, Plumbing Designer
Restaurant Equipment Consultants, Equipment Designer
Froelich Engineers, Structural Consultant
Pacific Crest Construction, Contractor
Bedrosian Black Pearl Floor & Wall Tile
9 Wood 7000 Wood Coffers Modern Molding Coffered Ceiling
Custom mahogany millwork
Portola Paints Lime Wash (private dining room ceiling)
Corian Solid Surface Calacatta Natura (bartop)
Restoration Hardware Boule de Cristal Single Cord Pendant
Rejuvenation Edendale Clear Glass Pendant
Restoration Hardware Kinetic 2-Tier Chandelier (above bar)
Restoration Hardware Spencer Hoop Chandelier (private dining room)
Senso Latona Recessed Lighting
Charter Furniture Dining Chairs with DesignTex Cloud Velvet Slate Fabric
Speke Klein Bar Stools with DesignTex Cloud Velvet Slate Fabric
Custom dining and café tabletops on FlatTech table bases
Rejuvenation Alderwood Hand-Knotted Rug (private dining room)
Napa Technology WineStation Cruvinet System
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