The large wheel (tahona) at the Olmeca Altos distillery in Mexico is pulled by driver-free motor. They still need a guy to walk behind it and scrape up the crushed agave, so it's not all that high-tech. Read more here.
April 2012: Tabasco sauce ages in Louisiana for 3 years in ex-bourbon barrels: about 50,000 of them. Read more here.
Single-grain whisky is trending so hard right now, but most people have no idea what it really is because it is *not* whisky made from a single grain. The "single" refers to a single distillery, and "grain" refers to, well, a bunch of other stuff.