Taiwan emerges as 2nd largest face mask producer to fight epidemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is ramping up production of protective gear amid the threat of the Wuhan coronavirus, with factories going into overdrive manufacturing surgical masks and alcohol-b...

Spirit Tourism: Britain sees spike in visits to distilleries

Many people these days are thirsting not just for a drink but for knowledge about where it comes from. ``Spirit tourism’’ is booming across the United Kingdom, with artisanal brands and micro distille...

Taiwan’s Kavalan Whisky makes inroads into India

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Award-winning Kavalan Whisky has become the first Taiwan-made liquor to break into India, a country believed to boast unlocked potential in the booze market. Taiwanese ...

London offers winter warmers with a festive flavor

LONDON (AP) — Mulled wine, warm spiced cider and hot toddies have long been British staples during winter. Whiskey expert Ross Dennis at Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery explains that th...

Distillery pleads guilty in Kansas chlorine gas cloud

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A distillery could be fined up to $1 million for a chlorine gas cloud that lingered over a city in northeastern Kansas in 2016. Federal prosecutors say MGP Ingred...

Haitian delegation tours I-Mei factory in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A business delegation led by the Haitian ambassador in Taiwan, Rechel Coupaud, visited the I-Mei Foods factory in Taoyuan on Thursday (Nov. 14) in order to gain a better u...

Set the table early, and other tips for Thanksgiving hosts

Hosting Thanksgiving isn’t for the faint of heart. There are more dishes than you might usually serve. More timing concerns because of that. More pots and plates to wash. And perhaps more family dynam...

AP PHOTOS: Canadian Arak resurrects bygone Persian drink era

PETERBOROUGH, Ontario (AP) — Long before its teetotaler Islamic clerical rulers banned the consumption of alcohol, Iran had a vibrant drinking heritage. In fact, as early as 550 BC, ...

Taiwan Kinmen kaoliang liquor cuisine aimed at pulling in visitors

Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor Inc. (KKL), the government-owned distillery that produces the celebrated sorghum liquor, hosted a kaoliang-themed banquet Tuesday to promote the incorporation of the liquor into...

Guatemalan President-elect arrives in Taiwan for five-day visit

Guatemalan President-elect Alejandro Eduardo Giammattei arrived in Taiwan Sunday for a five-day visit, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). Giammattei, who takes office in January, ...

Taiwan President meets Guatemalan VP, anticipates future collaboration

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) met with Jafeth Cabrera, vice president of Taiwan’s Latin American ally Guatemala, on Wednesday (Oct. 9). Cabrera last traveled to Ta...

AP Exchange: "Horse Soldier" shares war stories in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — On the morning of 9/11, a member of the group that became known as the Horse Soldiers was training at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, responding to a mock terrorist attack. He had just retur...

Beam Suntory building new craft distillery in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The company behind the world's top-selling bourbon, Jim Beam, is pouring tens of millions of dollars into a new Kentucky distillery to boost production of craft whiskeys. ...

Kavalan Whisky Bar offers cask-to-glass experience in Taipei

UPDATE: Kavalan to maintain lease of the property. Normal operations at Kavalan Whisky Bar to begin in August with official opening following July trial period. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan&...

Lawsuit claims company trying to pass off whiskey as Scotch

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A trade association is suing a Virginia distillery, claiming it is trying to pass off whiskey as Scotch. In a federal lawsuit filed last week, the Scotch Whisky ...