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A Stitzel-Weller Holiday

The year 1965 saw some change at the Stitzel-Weller Distillery. Julian Van Winkle had passed away in February and Julian Jr. was now in charge of the company. Old Fitzgerald Prime was introduced at 86.8 proof, the first Old Fitzgerald... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Restoration Rye Batches Two And Three

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass About a year ago, Castle & Key Distillery released their first whiskey – Restoration Rye. This year they have released more of this rye whiskey –Batches Two and Three. Both are good,... Continue Reading →

Lexington, Kentucky Distilleries – Town Branch Distillery

I recently visited several of Lexington. Kentucky’s distilleries. I started with the Town Branch Distillery. Town Branch is the distillery started by Alltech in 2008. I was given the tour by their Master Distiller Mark Coffman. The history, according to... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House Cookbook

Brown-Forman has always been on the cutting edge of marketing Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. This book is another example of their marketing foresight. The book was published in 1994, when American whiskey was just beginning to come out of the... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Jeptha Creed Bottled-in-Bond

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Jeptha Creed Distillery has been around for over four years now. Joyce Nethery, the Master Distiller and owner of the distillery, has always said that she wanted to release a bonded Bourbon.... Continue Reading →

Lexington, Kentucky Is Once Again A Bourbon Destination

In the 19th century, Lexington, Kentucky had several respectable distilleries. By 1910 there were four distilling companies based in the area. These were the Curley Company Distillers with distilleries DSP 3 and DSP 15 8th District, Kentucky in Camp Nelson,... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past – Ladies Of The Bottling Line At Labrot and Graham ca 1900

This image shows the women who worked on the bottling line at Labrot and Graham Distillery circa 1900. This is typical of bottling lines of the time. The distillers quickly learned that women made the best workers for bottling whiskey.... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Pinhook Bourbon Heist Bourbon

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Pinhook Bourbon is being contract distilled at the Castle & Key Distillery. Contract distilling allows the brand owner to have control over how the whiskey is made and not to settle for... Continue Reading →

Owensboro – Western Kentucky’s Bourbon Center

Owensboro has a very rich heritage in Kentucky’s distilling industry. Prior to Prohibition, Daviess County had a very respectable number of distilleries and distilling families. The Glenmore Distillery, owned during Prohibition by James Thompson and Brother (later Glenmore Distilleries), was... Continue Reading →

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