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William Larue Weller

Founded in 1849, William L. Weller was the product of generations of distillers. Well trained and ready for anything, Weller kept the wholesale business in the family, first with his brothers, then his sons...

Distiller Spotlight

Barton 1792 Distillery

Nestled in the middle of Bardstown, the Barton 1792
distillery was built in 1879 and is the final gem completed by the legendary Mattingly dynasty...

LIFESTYLE

Perfect Bourbon Cocktails As Summer Turns to Fall

Whether you’re tailgating outside in the sun, or staying inside by the fire, these bourbon cocktails will take any September event up a few notches...

EDUCATION

Allocations: The Hunted
& The Hunters

Unicorn bottles, as they are known, refer to bottles that are notoriously difficult to find. Just like Captain Ahab, unicorns vary from person to person, or rather...

Culinaria

Bourbon Food
Pairing Tips

A few simple tips will have you on your way to enjoying your favorite bourbon with just about any meal...

That’s A (Bourbon) Fact!

• There are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than people.
• By law, Bourbon contains no additives.
• There are 53 gallons of Bourbon in a barrel on average, producing 253-266 bottles.
• On May 4th, 1964, The US Government declared Bourbon the Native Spirit of America.

Black and white image of a warehouse. bourbon barrels. old sign that reads "This steel structure is designed to carry butts with butts sttowed on top, erected by redpath brown & co glasgow 1937"

In-store Tastings

Taste Top-Notch Bourbons At Our NYC Shop

Visit Acker Wines (160 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023)
between 6-8pm every Friday for free in-store spirits tastings!

September 9th – Barrell Bourbon & New Riff Bourbon
September 16th – Rowan’s Creek & Noah’s Mill Bourbons
September 23rd – Fort Hamilton Bourbon
September 30th – Smoke Wagon Bourbon

Distiller spotlight

Kavalan Soloist Vinho Barrique Cask Whisky

LIFESTYLE

Cask Finished Spirits
Boost the Market

CULINARIA

Cocktails & Food Provide an Interesting Twist

EDUCATION

Does the glass matter?

Glassware is awesome. From the almighty red Solo cup to fine crystal. The vessel you choose to serve your drams will speak volumes and it will also change the tone of the moment. So, yes, the glass does matter, a lot...

EDUCATIOn

New Japanese Whisky Regulations Ensure Integrity

retail offer

AKKESHI JAPANESE WHISKY

With the confidence of the big guys, and their respect too, Akkeshi is releasing real-deal Japanese whiskies into the market with equal parts restraint and excitement.

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    PRIVATE SPIRITS TASTINGS

    In-Person or Virtual

    Standard Program Includes:
    - 3 or More Bottles of Spirits Per Group
    - 1 Hour Sommelier-led Tasting

    *Inquiries must be received and confirmed at least 2 weeks prior to requested date.

    *Minimum spend per attendee: $100 for 3 bottles

    *Spirits will be delivered to all members in your party, priced per grouping.
    Delivery, taxes and other fees may apply based on selections.
    Series bookings may be accommodated.

    POPULAR THEMES

    - All American Bourbons & Ryes
    - Scottish Whiskies
    - World Exploration, from Asia to Ireland
    - A little sip of everything, comparing the whisky regions

    Inquire about booking your own tasting


      Lot 242: Eagle Rare, Double Eagle

      Acker Distilled Auctions

      Some of the Top Bourbon Bottles Sold at Recent Acker Distilled Auctions

      • Eagle Rare Double Eagle 20 yr old ($9,338)
      • Michter’s 25 yr old 2017 Release ($8,715)
      • EH Taylor Warehouse C Tornado Surviving ($9,960)
      • Willett 25 yr old ($5,976)
      • Pappy Van Winkle 23 yr old Family Selection Box Set ($18,675)

      One bottle or hundreds, while the market is booming!
      Send in your list today for a complimentary appraisal.

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      January 31, 2023

      Ethan Kelley is Acker’s Spirits Director and resident expert on all things distilled. Born in Michigan and raised in New Jersey, Ethan Kelley started his career in Spirits early. Beginning an exhaustive journey through the world of beverage alcohol, he got his start behind the bar. Eventually, interests piqued and liver primed, he made the switch from shots to sips and began a lifelong love affair with learning and tasting. Soon, he teamed with Flavien Desoblin at Brandy Library, and a career was launched.

      Traditionally educated at Elon University, Ethan found his real learning came from visiting distilleries, cooperages, coppersmiths, and farms; along the way, he tasted and acquired new interests, including a passionate relationship with the outdoors and the influence of the natural world. An educator at heart, Ethan is committed to sharing his love of spirits with anyone who will listen. He has been a judge for both the NY Spirits Awards Competition and judged alongside industry legends in Paul Pacult's Ultimate Spirits Challenge. Ethan has also been featured as an industry expert on The History Channel, MSNBC, FOX News, and multiple NY Times appearances.

      Acker Asia’s Director of Spirits, was born in Hong Kong and attended university in Switzerland. After graduating from a leading Swiss Hospitality School, he worked in the US, pursuing his passion for food and beverage, enhanced by his combined cultural experiences from Asia, Europe and the US. After moving back to Hong Kong, he began managing leading bars and restaurants, from luxury hotels to worldwide restaurant chains, to small-scale award-winning cocktail bars. During this time, he helped Amber and Aqua Group to achieve top tables and a Michelin star, while participating and winning bartending competition awards. The Drinks World Asia magazine named John in the Top 25 Bartenders in Hong Kong from 2013 -2015. In 2016, he was officially appointed as the Asia Pacific Brand Ambassador for Michter’s Distillery. At his time with Michter’s, he oversaw 11 counties and more than 18 different cities to promote American Whiskey culture and knowledge through masterclasses, events, trainings, and marketing strategies. His contributions were paramount to the success of the brand in the region and during this time John built a deep and connected network across the whisky community in Asia.

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