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Fall Whiskey Cocktails

Join us October 3 for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm - Bourbon Cocktails! Though we’re still all in our summer attire, fall officially starts tomorrow. That means apple cider, bonfires, and getting pranked by Wild Turkey with a fake... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: O.K.I. Single Barrel Bourbon

Join us October 3 for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm - Bourbon Cocktails! When the New Riff Distillery opened they needed a product to sell until their whiskey was ready. They sourced barrels from Lawrenceburg, Indiana’s MGP Distillery. The... Continue Reading →

From My Archive: Mida’s National Register of Trade Marks: Spirituous, Malt Liquors and Wines

Join us October 3 for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm - Bourbon Cocktails! Back in the 19th century, before the government had a trade mark registration system, the spirits industry would register their trade marks in the trade magazines.... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Old Fitzgerald Prime

Join us October 3 for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm - Bourbon Cocktails! Old Fitzgerald Prime has an interesting history. It is the Bourbon that Julian P. Van Winkle refused to bottle. He believed that Old Fitzgerald should only... Continue Reading →

Bottle & Bond Kitchen And Bar: Bardstown’s Latest Restaurant

Join us October 3 for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm - Bourbon Cocktails! Rosemary and I were invited out to the Bardstown Bourbon Company to have lunch at their new restaurant – Bottle & Bond Kitchen and Bar. The... Continue Reading →

Distillery Advertising: Bar And Tip Trays

Join us October 3 for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm - Bourbon Cocktails! When distilleries started to create brand names for themselves, they started advertising. They knew that the secret to good sales was getting their brand name out... Continue Reading →

What I Look For In A Cigar Lounge

Many cigar smokers have a “home base” - a club, bar, or lounge they frequent where “everybody knows your name.” When you travel you might be looking for this same kind of feeling, and in fact there are plenty of... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Whistlepig Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey Finished in Bourbon Barrels

I know that this rye has a huge following but I have never been a huge fan of WhistlePig Rye. It is a decent tasting rye that is over-priced. It is Canadian rye whiskey purchased by a company based in... Continue Reading →

Pioneer Distillers: Daniel Weller

Everyone knows about William LaRue Weller but few know about his grandfather Daniel Weller. He has a rich history in Kentucky’s Distilling industry that starts in the 18th century. According to legend distillers came to Kentucky from Pennsylvania during the... Continue Reading →

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