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Tasting Notes: O.K.I. Single Barrel Bourbon

Join us October 3 for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm - Bourbon Cocktails! When the New Riff Distillery opened they needed a product to sell until their whiskey was ready. They sourced barrels from Lawrenceburg, Indiana’s MGP Distillery. The... Continue Reading →

From My Archive: Mida’s National Register of Trade Marks: Spirituous, Malt Liquors and Wines

Join us October 3 for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm - Bourbon Cocktails! Back in the 19th century, before the government had a trade mark registration system, the spirits industry would register their trade marks in the trade magazines.... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Old Fitzgerald Prime

Join us October 3 for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm - Bourbon Cocktails! Old Fitzgerald Prime has an interesting history. It is the Bourbon that Julian P. Van Winkle refused to bottle. He believed that Old Fitzgerald should only... Continue Reading →

Bottle & Bond Kitchen And Bar: Bardstown’s Latest Restaurant

Join us October 3 for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm - Bourbon Cocktails! Rosemary and I were invited out to the Bardstown Bourbon Company to have lunch at their new restaurant – Bottle & Bond Kitchen and Bar. The... Continue Reading →

Distillery Advertising: Bar And Tip Trays

Join us October 3 for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm - Bourbon Cocktails! When distilleries started to create brand names for themselves, they started advertising. They knew that the secret to good sales was getting their brand name out... Continue Reading →

What I Look For In A Cigar Lounge

Many cigar smokers have a “home base” - a club, bar, or lounge they frequent where “everybody knows your name.” When you travel you might be looking for this same kind of feeling, and in fact there are plenty of... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Whistlepig Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey Finished in Bourbon Barrels

I know that this rye has a huge following but I have never been a huge fan of WhistlePig Rye. It is a decent tasting rye that is over-priced. It is Canadian rye whiskey purchased by a company based in... Continue Reading →

Pioneer Distillers: Daniel Weller

Everyone knows about William LaRue Weller but few know about his grandfather Daniel Weller. He has a rich history in Kentucky’s Distilling industry that starts in the 18th century. According to legend distillers came to Kentucky from Pennsylvania during the... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Jefferson’s Ocean, Voyage 15, Wheated Mash Bill

Jefferson’s Ocean was created when Trey Zoeller became curious about 19th century Bourbon that was shipped to California by sailing ship. The legend was that the rocking motion of the waves helped age the Bourbon faster in the barrel and... Continue Reading →

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