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Repeal Day Celebrations

Repeal Day has become quite an event since I first started celebrating it in the late 20th century. My first celebration of Repeal Day was with some co-workers from the Filson Historical Society. We went to D’Maries, an early Bourbon... Continue Reading →

Six American Whiskeys That Everyone Should Try

The growth in the Bourbon industry has led to a growth in the American Whiskey category as a whole. It started with Rye Whiskey. I remember around 2010, Jimmy Russell was telling people that Rye Whiskey has tripled production at... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Ragged Branch Double Oaked Bottled-in-Bond

The Ragged Branch Distillery located in Charlottesville, Virginia, is a farm-to-bottle distillery with a 500 gallon Vendome still. This means they grow all of their grain on their farm. Dave Pickerell was instrumental in setting up the distillery and developing... Continue Reading →

From My Archive – William C. Biles & Co. Cincinnati Price Current 1909

I have in my archive, several copies of William C. Biles Cincinnati Price Current booklets. They are interesting little pieces of history, full of historic information on American Whiskey. I thought I would share with my readers some of this... Continue Reading →

Whiskey Of The Month – November, 2022 – Leiper’s Fork Single Barrel Rye Whiskey

Lee Kennedy at Leiper’s Fork Distillery, is making some very good whiskey. This single barrel Rye whiskey is no exception. It sold out on the first day that they offered the whiskey for sale, but they are making more of... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Bardstown Bourbon Company Whiskeys

The Bardstown Bourbon Company is a distillery founded on the business plan of contract distilling whiskey for other people. That does not mean that they don’t have their own whiskeys for sale. They have created their “Discovery Series” and their... Continue Reading →

Holiday Gift Ideas For 2022

It is that time of the year for holiday gift giving. The Bourbon enthusiast on your gift list will want to receive some Bourbon related gifts. I thought I would make some suggestions for those who need ideas. To start... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Steve The Bartender’s Cocktail Guide

Steven Roennfeldt is best known as “Steve the Bartender”, an Australian bartender that has a popular YouTube channel. I first came across Steve the Bartender when looking for mint julep recipes on YouTube. He had a very good recipe where... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Monk’s Road Wheated Bourbon

Monk’s Road Wheated Bourbon is the product of the Log Still Distillery founded a couple of years ago the old J.W. Dant site in Gethsemane, Kentucky. The distillery founders are J.W. “Wally” Dant along with his cousins, Lynne E. and... Continue Reading →

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