Bourbon History


Michael R. Veach

Kentucky Bourbon Hall Of Fame Historian and Author.

Farm to Bottle At Jeptha Creed Distillery

Jeptha Creed Distillery is located in Shelby County, Kentucky within sight of the I-64 expressway. It was created on the 64 acre family farm where they grow their own corn for their whiskeys. It is the brainchild of Joyce and... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Rowan’s Creek Bourbon

Rowan’s Creek Bourbon is bottled at Kentucky Bourbon Distillers and has been an important brand in their portfolio for decades. It is unknown as to where the whiskey was produced and in fact it could have been produced at multiple... Continue Reading →

On Bourbon Barrels

The earliest mention I know of about charring barrels to age whiskey is at the Filson Historical Society in the Corliss-Respess Family Papers. It dates from July of 1826 and tells John Corliss that if he will burn or char... Continue Reading →

Bill And Mike’s Excellent Adventure, Part Two: Distillation

Kentucky Artisan Distillery started to make the Bourbon Bill and I want to bottle for Jack Rose in DC. Rosemary and I met Maggie out at the distillery on December 27th. Unfortunately Bill is not in town for this part... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Wild Turkey Rare Breed

Wild Turkey has always had a low Barrel entry proof and that is one of the reasons that it is such a full bodied and flavorful Bourbon. Rare Breed is the Barrel Proof version of Wild Turkey but I suspect... Continue Reading →

Rosemary’s Study Of Michter’s Rye Whiskeys

Rosemary has a very inquisitive mind and she loves Michter’s Rye. She decided that she wanted to do a tasting of all of the products in the Michter’s Rye portfolio to see how they were alike as well as different.... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Blogs Of 2017

The year 2017 was an excellent year for We more than doubled the views from the year before and we are approaching a quarter of a million views since the sight was created in late October 2015. Thanks to... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Old Weller Antique

This brand dates back to the late 1940s when Julian Van Winkle wanted to reach out to the market that still remembered purchasing whiskey from a barrel at a liquor store or saloon. It was called then Weller Original Barrel... Continue Reading →

Bill And Mike’s Excellent Adventure

For those who know me, you have heard me discuss that my grandfather made moonshine in Barren County during the depression to make ends meet. At his funeral in the 70s I heard many people say that he made the... Continue Reading →

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