Bourbon History


Michael R. Veach

Kentucky Bourbon Hall Of Fame Historian and Author.

Tasting Notes: OYO Sherry Cask Finished Bourbon

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass This Bourbon is made by Middle West Spirits of Columbus, Ohio. I was first introduced to their Bourbon several years ago by my friend, John Lipman. He had a bottle of their... Continue Reading →

When American Distilleries Lost Their Way

The late 1960s were hard times for American Distilleries. Whiskey sales were declining every year. New products such as Vodka and Tequila were gaining market share at astonishing rates. Light beer was growing in popularity as consumers wanted less alcohol... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Before Prohibition: Distilleries in Nelson County, Kentucky 1880-1920

Join us next week for Sip & Smoke at Oxmoor Farm! Dixie Hibbs is a woman of many talents. She served a term as Mayor of Bardstown, but politics are not her real passion – she loves the history of... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Catcher’s Rye

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Join us next week for Sip & Smoke at Oxmoor Farm! Catcher’s Rye is a straight rye whiskey from Two James Spirits in Detroit, Michigan. It is not surprising that Michigan has... Continue Reading →

Bourbon Barons: Isaac Wolfe Bernheim

Join us TOMORROW for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm: Women Distillers Isaac Wolfe Bernheim’s story is very similar to many other German Jews who came to America to enjoy a freedom to prosper that was not available to Jews in... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past – Raising Barrels At Louisville Cooperage

In 1944 Schenley Distilleries purchased the Louisville Cooperage. It was part of a plan by Schenley to control as much of the whiskey-making process as they could, including the barrel making process. They would later purchase the Chess and Wymond... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Maker’s Mark RC6

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Several years ago, Maker’s Mark created Maker’s Mark 46 using ten additional wooden staves inserted into barrels of their fully aged Bourbon. From this program came their “Private Selection” barrels where customers... Continue Reading →

Caring For Your Whiskey Collection

Today’s whiskey drinker has more than a couple of bottles of whiskey in their cabinet at home. In fact, it is common for a collector to have dozens of bottles. The collector buys the new releases, as well as, the... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Maker’s Mark: My Autobiography

I have known Bill Samuels, Jr. for over twenty years. I have always respected him for being what I consider a generous “World Ambassador for Bourbon”. I have never heard him say anything negative about other brands or distilleries. He... Continue Reading →

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