It’s called “the angel’s cut,” but there could be the devil to pay as officials move to curtail the release of ethanol that is a byproduct of rum distillation and storage on St. Croix. At a hearing Wednesday before the Senate Health, Hospital and Human Services Committee, lawmakers and officials said they were ready to…
ST. CROIX — The Senate Committee on Health, Hospital and Human Services, chaired by Sen. Kurt Vialet, met at the Fritz Lawetz Conference Room on Wednesday to hear testimony and discuss the rum fungus issue affecting the west end of the island. Read more at The Virgin Islands Consortium.
A hearing will take place on St. Croix later this month as Diageo USVI, Inc. and Cruzan VIRIL, Ltd., owners of St. Croix’s two distilleries, seek to have a lawsuit regarding the impact of rum fungus dismissed. See: Hearing set in St. Croix rum fungus lawsuit,at Virgin Island Daily News
Kentucky loves its Bourbon but some Kentuckians are blaming the spirit for a nasty and potentially harmful problem: fungus. -LEX18.com, NBC LEX18.com | Continuous News and StormTracker Weather LEX 18 Investigates: Whiskey Fungus.
A lawyer who on Friday won a big ruling that revives a battle in Louisville over whiskey fungus from aging bourbon said city officials could solve the problem, if they wanted to…. See The Courier Journal story and video: Appeals Court revives whiskey fungus lawsuit
A victory for those going after Kentucky bourbon makers means a lawsuit against two distilleries over whiskey fungus is now back on track. A black fungus blankets homes and businesses near bourbon distilleries. It’s called “whiskey fungus” or Baudoinia compniacensis.
If there’s a downside to whiskey, it’s in Shively, Kentucky. A low-income suburb of Louisville, Shively is home to five whiskey distilleries and one of the nastiest cases of whiskey fungus in America. Driving down its residential streets, you’ll notice that just about everything is covered in an ugly black patina: houses, cars, swing sets,…