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80 Proof Whiskey

Join us April 9 for Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm with Kentucky Artisan Distillers I enjoy my Bourbon and Rye neat. As a result, I don’t care for most American whiskey that is 80 proof. I find them too thin... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Bourbon Companion: A Connoisseur’s Guide

Join us April 9 for Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm with Kentucky Artisan Distillers In 1998 Gary and Mardee Regan followed up their first Bourbon book The Book of Bourbon and Other Fine American Whiskeys with this book. This book... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Old Forester Rye

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Join us April 9 for Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm with Kentucky Artisan Distillers Old Forester is the original brand for Brown-Forman and will be 150 years old in 2020. It has... Continue Reading →

Reviving Old Labels

Join us April 9 for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm with Kentucky Artisan Distillers When I started as an archivist at United Distillers, one of the purposes for the archive was to use it to support the heritage of... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past: Bernheim Distillery Bottling House And Warehouses Post Card

Join us April 9 for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm with Kentucky Artisan Distillers. Postcards are an interesting look at distilling heritage. Most people think of postcards as a picture of an exotic place you send to friends while... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Lee W. Sinclair 4 Grain Bourbon

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Join us April 9 for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm with Kentucky Artisan Distillers Alan Bishop, the distiller at Spirits of French Lick Distillery, is a big proponent of the Indiana... Continue Reading →

The Six Sources Of Flavor In Whiskey

Join us April 9 for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm with Kentucky Artisan Distillers. I have heard many people, distillers and consumers alike, state that whiskey gets over 70% of its flavor from the barrel. This is true with... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Story Of Canadian Whisky: 200 Years Of Tradition

The Canadian Whisky tradition is very similar to the whiskey traditions in the United States. The Canadian whisky sold then and now have more in common with Bourbon and Rye whiskeys than the Malt whiskies of Scotland and Ireland. At... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Bardstown Bourbon Company Collaboration Series, Phifer Pavitt Reserve Bourbon

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Rosemary and I were recently invited to the Bardstown Bourbon Company Distillery for the release of their newest product – The Phifer Pavitt Reserve Bourbon. Suzanne Phifer Pavitt is a vintner on... Continue Reading →

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