Bourbon History

Has Jack Daniel’s Lost Its Pride?

Whenever I share my post about Tennessee Whiskey, I get a lot of comments claiming that Tennessee Whiskey is Bourbon. One person quoted the Master Distiller at Jack Daniel stating that Jack Daniel’s whiskey is Bourbon. When I started in... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Old McBrayer Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon

The Old McBrayer is another heritage brand revived by the McBrayer Family a few years ago. The family is proud of the fact that Judge McBrayer was reputed in the 19th century to make the best whiskey in Kentucky since... Continue Reading →

Holiday Gift Ideas 2023

It is that time of the year when people start thinking about what they should give their whiskey loving friend or loved one. I have written about this before and suggested several whiskeys, so I thought I would offer up... Continue Reading →

Whiskey Of the Month – November 2023 – Square 6 Wheat Recipe Bourbon

Heaven Hill is celebrating ten years at the Evan Williams Experience in downtown Louisville. I find it hard to believe that it has been ten years on Whiskey Row already. They have released three whiskeys distilled at this location under... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Cedar Brook Bourbon

Cedar Brook Bourbon is the latest heritage label released by the McBrayer Family. It is a wheat recipe Bourbon sourced from Owensboro. They bottled ten barrels of this whiskey and it has already sold out, but they have plans to... Continue Reading →

The Best Way To Drink Whiskey

I am always asked the question, “what is the best way to drink whiskey?” I always reply “Any way you like it.” If you like it with Coke, drink it that way. I always said Bourbon and Coke is better... Continue Reading →

A Visit To Leiper’s Fork Distillery

Rosemary and I had an opportunity to visit the Leiper’s Fork Distillery the other day when we attended the Bourbon Bash charity event in Franklin, Tennessee. It was the first time we had visited there since 2016. It is a... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Woodford Reserve Toasted Oak Four Grain 

Woodford Reserve has made a four grain Bourbon in the past. It was an interesting Bourbon with a lot of grain flavor. This whiskey, with Elizabeth McCall’s name on the label instead of Chris Morris, is an excellent whiskey. It... Continue Reading →

A History of Bourbon Regulations

The first written mention of Bourbon is in 1826. There were no regulations on what is Bourbon at that time. In fact, there was only the idea that Bourbon was a corn whiskey made in Kentucky. There was not even... Continue Reading →

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