Bourbon History

Images Of The Past: The Harlan Distillery, Monroe County, KY

At one time, the Glenmore Distillery in Owensboro, Ky. had a small museum put together by the Thompson family. When I was an archivist at United Distillers, we gathered the distillery related materials for the archive and these photographs were... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Four Roses Small Batch Select

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass The Four Roses Small Batch Select is the first new product other than limited special bottlings that Four Roses has released in years. I am glad that they are planning to release... Continue Reading →

Brand History: Yellowstone Bourbon

Yellowstone Bourbon was first bottled in 1872 by J.B. Dant at his Cold Springs distillery near Gethsemane, Ky. J. B. Dant was the son of J.W.Dant, one of the many sons of J.W. that entered into the distilling industry. J.... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The King Of The Bootleggers

There is a lot of interest in the Prohibition era bootlegger George Remus. A brand of whiskey has been named for him today and of course an HBO show, Boardwalk Empire, has based one of their main characters on his... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Michter’s Barrel Proof Rye 2019

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass It is no secret that Rosemary loves the Michter’s Barrel Proof Rye. She loves it mixed in a Manhattan or neat in a Glencairn glass. It has been a few years since... Continue Reading →

A Look At The History Of Bourbon Export Markets

The export market makes up about a third of all Bourbon sales today. This has not always been the case, but the export market has been an important part of the sales for over a century. In the early 19th... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past: Kentuckians As We See Them

In 1905, the book Kentuckians As We See Them was published. It is a collection of political cartoons of people living in the Commonwealth as drawn by the leading political cartoonist of the time. There are many people in this... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Cream Of Kentucky Bourbon

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Cream of Kentucky is an old brand recently revived by Jim Rutledge. The brand was first registered by the Chicago firm of Benzli & Zahn Co. in 1889. Schenley acquired the brand... Continue Reading →

Small Barrels

The proposed changes in regulations include a regulation on barrel size, basically making the 53 gallon barrel a requirement for Bourbon. This was pushed for by the large distilleries and probably the cooperages. Many people say it was a way... Continue Reading →

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