Bourbon History

Oak Trees And Barrel Staves

One of the things I like about my blog is that a lot of my friends in the industry read my blog. When one, Dave Scheurich, the retired plant manager at Woodford Reserve, contacted me with a subject for my... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Star Trek Cocktails: A Stellar Compendium

My sister-in-law, Andrea Hammer, knows I like science fiction and whiskey, so she found this book as a gift for Christmas. It is a fun little cocktail book with some interesting cocktails. Unfortunately, very few of them call for Bourbon... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Milam And Greene Bourbons

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass I first met Heather Greene when she was in Kentucky researching her book Whisk(e)y Distilled. Heather was working in New York at the Flatiron Room as their whiskey sommelier and I did... Continue Reading →

Displaying Your Whiskey Collection

I have a fairly large collection of both whiskey bottles and other items related to whiskey advertising and whiskey history. I am fortunate in that I have the third floor of our old house for my office and whiskey storage.... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past – Early Map Of Louisville

When Heaven Hill’s Evan Williams Bourbon Heritage Center released their Square Six Bourbon, they included an old map of Louisville showing the “Square Six” area where Evan Williams had his distillery in the 18th century. I like old maps and... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Fort Hamilton Rye Whiskey

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass I have been friends with Marty Duffy for over twenty years. I have nothing but respect for Marty and when he tells me I need to taste a whiskey, I listen. He... Continue Reading →

A Look At Whiskey Bottles

When Bill and I look for a bottle design for our whiskey, we will probably pick a standard bottle that is inexpensive to purchase. New bottles are very expensive to design these days. Designing and making a mold for the... Continue Reading →

Lexington, Kentucky Distillers – Bluegrass Distillers

In November, Rosemary and I went to spend time in Lexington, Kentucky and visit some distilleries. On our second day, we went to visit Bluegrass Distillers. The distillery was located at 501 W 6th St., but they are moving in... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Off Hours Bourbon

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Off Hours Bourbon is bottled by Off Hours Spirits and made by MGP in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. The packaging is simple, but attractive. The label is reminiscent of a 19th century label, being... Continue Reading →

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