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Tasting Notes – Few Bourbon Batch 18A18

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Join us tomorrow for a virtual Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm - samples and tasting mat can be picked up today! Few Spirits was founded in 2011 in Evanston, Illinois by Paul... Continue Reading →

Brand History – Henry McKenna

Join us Thursday, June 4th for a virtual Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm - Tasting kits will be available for pickup on Wednesday The Henry McKenna brand has grown in popularity since the 10 year old bonded Bourbon was named... Continue Reading →

Bourbon and Cigar Pairing – A.J. Fernandez Last Call

Join us June 4th for a virtual Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm! Recently, my friend, Wayne Klawier and I got together on the back deck to do a Bourbon and cigar pairing with the A. J. Fernandez “Last Call” cigar.... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes – Jefferson’s Journey and Kentucky Aged

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Join us for a virtual Bourbon Salon! The people at Jefferson’s Reserve did an interesting experiment a while back. They took two barrels of their Bourbon whiskey that had similar flavor profiles.... Continue Reading →

On-Premise Sales Of Whiskey

On-premise sales of whiskey is the sale of drinks in a bar or restaurant. Whether it is a pour over the rocks, neat or mixed in a cocktail, the bartender is influencing that consumer of whiskey. The choice of the... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Bourbon Desserts

For many years, when people thought of cooking with Bourbon, they thought of desserts. That has changed in the last two decades or so, but Bourbon still works well in something sweet for dessert. Here is a book that is... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes – Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection Wheated Bourbon With Proof Adjusted in the Barrel

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass I usually don’t like to review one off whiskeys since most people will never get to try the few bottles making it into the market. I am making an exception here because... Continue Reading →

From My Archive – 1930s Fortune Magazine Articles

When Prohibition came to an end, American distilleries were at a huge disadvantage in the spirits market. It is very similar to what the smaller artisan distilleries are facing in the 21st century – there were big companies with plenty... Continue Reading →

The Whiskey Sour – A Summer Classic Cocktail

During the warm, summer season, people like a drink that is refreshing – a little sweet, a little sour and cold. The whiskey sour fills this need in all three ways. It is a little sweet but has the tartness... Continue Reading →

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