Your daily dose of news and happenings from around the drink-o-sphere:
– Latin American spirits are having a moment at bars across the U.S.
– Kara Newman reports that a growing number of Irish whiskies are being matured in wine barrels.
– Gun advocates are calling for a boycott of Tito’s vodka following the brand’s pro-animal stance.
– October explores what makes Orval unique.
– Finally, Saveur spotlights Japan’s natural wine bars.
[Photo: Flickr/Maria Eklind]