Bourbon History


Michael R. Veach

Kentucky Bourbon Hall Of Fame Historian and Author.

Book Review – Traditional Distillation: Art & Passion

Several years ago, when I was working with Joe Heron, the owner and founder of Copper & Kings at the time, I was given an opportunity to speak with Hubert Germain-Robin by telephone. Germain-Robin is one of the founders of... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Old Fourth Distillery Bonded And Thomas S. Moore Chardonnay Finished

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass I was recently asked to be hired by an author of historical fiction on her novel about a woman in the distilling industry of today and her great aunt who had worked... Continue Reading →

Lost Lantern Independent Spirits

Some time ago, Matt and I were invited to do a virtual tasting with Nora Ganley-Roper and Adam Polonski, Founders of Lost Lantern Independent Spirits. They sent us sample bottles of six of their products and set up a Zoom... Continue Reading →

Bourbon Punches

I am often asked for advice on entertaining with Bourbon. On our recent trip on the American Duchess, our dinner table mates, Bill and Nancy, were asking about a Bourbon Punch they could serve at a party they were planning... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Heaven Hill Bonded And Medley Brothers Bourbons

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Last year, during Bourbon Heritage Month, I decided to two publish two tastings on Wednesday to honor the occasion. I am continuing that tradition this year. This blog presents the Heaven Hill... Continue Reading →

Bourbon Cruise 2021

When I was asked to be on the American Duchess Bourbon Cruise this year, I admit Rosemary and I were apprehensive about doing the cruise. Covid 19 is still out there and at this time it Is as strong as... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past – Whiskey Production In Kentucky

Before Prohibition, Louisville was the home to a very prestigious industry magazine, The Wine and Spirits Bulletin. The Louisville Free Public Library has a collection of these magazines and this image comes from one of the early editions in that... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Tumbling Dice Bourbon And The Senator Rye

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass My friend, Dave Schmier, founded Redemption Rye several years ago with a totally open business plan. He did not try to hide the fact that he sourced the whiskey for the brand... Continue Reading →

Prohibition And American Whiskey

I was recently asked to write an article for an auction magazine about Prohibition bottles. I thought it was a good article, so I thought I would publish it on my website. I have touched upon many of the points... Continue Reading →

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