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Against the grain: Quinoa whiskey, anyone?

In other Nashville news, sometimes it pays to be a rebel. Just ask Darek Bell, founder of local Corsair Distillery. Bell started making whiskey from quinoa back in 2011, NPR recounts, only to run up against a federal law forbidding all grains except barley, corn, rye and wheat. Huh?

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What you’ll be sipping tomorrow: Whiskey stars call the year ahead

“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future,” Nobel Prize–winning physicist Niels Bohr reportedly said. Or as Suntory shill Keanu Reevesput it more bluntly in The Matrix, “I don’t know the future.” Still, it’s worth a guess. Scotchwhisky.com’s Matt Evans recently asked nine industry heavyweights what they think

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Holy terroir: Whiskey gets a piece of the action

Winemakers never shut up about terroir, which Merriam-Webster defines as “the combination of factors including soil, climate and sunlight that gives wine grapes their distinctive character.” Turns out whiskey is no slouch in that department either.

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