2 Gingers Sold to the Makers of Jim Beam

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As per a press release today, the Minneapolis-based whiskey brand 2 Gingers is going big time: “Now, a year after coming out to the industry, we have some news: Beam Inc., whose brands include Makers Mark, Jim Beam, and Knob Creek, has acquired Minnesota’s 2 GINGERS Irish Whiskey Brand. Cooley (the distiller of 2 GINGERS in Ireland) had been sold to Beam just as we came out last January.” [PDF of press release]

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James Norton

James Norton is editor and co-founder of the Heavy Table. He is also the co-author of a book about Minnesota sandwiches and the people who eat them, the co-author of a book about Wisconsin’s master cheesemakers, and a daily video blogger for CHOW. His latest book is a guide to the food and restaurants of Minneapolis and St. Paul called the Food Lovers’ Guide to the Twin Cities. Norton has written about food for Culture: The Word on Cheese, Salon, Gastronomica, Popular Science, Saveur.com, Minnesota Monthly, and City Pages (as a weekly restaurant reviewer).

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