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Tasting Notes: Angel’s Envy Cask Strength 2019

Join us December 5th for Repeal Day at Oxmoor Farm! This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass I have always liked the Angel’s Envy Cask Strength whiskey. It is finished in a port wine barrel and bottled at barrel proof,... Continue Reading →

The Dant Family Legacy In The Bourbon Industry

Today, when people think about distilling families, they usually think of the name “Beam”. One hundred years ago they would have also thought of the name “Dant”. It has only been in the last 50 years or so that the... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past: Charring A Barrel At The Louisville Cooperage

Join us December 5th for Repeal Day at Oxmoor Farm! This image is from the Louisville Cooperage file created by Schenley after they purchased the business in the 1940s. I find this to be a very interesting photograph. For one,... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Shenk’s Sour Mash Whiskey 2018 and 2019

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Join us December 5th for Repeal Day at Oxmoor Farm! When Chatham Imports acquired the Michter’s label, they also acquired the Shenk’s heritage of the brand. Michter’s was known for their “Sour... Continue Reading →

Bourbon Barons: George Garvin Brown

Join us December 5th for Repeal Day at Oxmoor Farm! George Garvin Brown was born in Munfordville, Kentucky in the year 1846. His father was John Thompson Street Brown and George’s mother was Mary Garvin Brown, J.T.S. Brown’s second wife.... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Woodford Reserve Culinary Cocktail Tour: A Journey With Bourbon

This book was put together in 2005 when David Larson was the executive chef at Woodford Reserve. While the book does feature Woodford Reserve Bourbon, the book does not focus just on Chef David Larson. They have recipes from chefs... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: High West Double Rye Whiskey

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass The High West Distillery was founded in 2006 by David and Jane Perkins in Park City, Utah. It was a small pot still operation at first with limited distribution. The distillery and... Continue Reading →

Bill And Mike’s Excellent Adventure: Part Four

Bill Thomas and I worked together a couple of years ago to make four barrels of Bourbon at Kentucky Artisan Distillery. The barrels were filled on January 4, 2018. Last year I tasted the barrels on Halloween day when they... Continue Reading →

Images of the Past: Old Charter Bar Mirror

The Belmont and Astor Distilleries were opened in 1881. These distilleries were back to back in Louisville at 17th and Breckenridge Streets. The location is where the present-day Bernheim Distillery is located. Very shortly after the distilleries were opened, the... Continue Reading →

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