Bourbon History


Michael R. Veach

Kentucky Bourbon Hall Of Fame Historian and Author.

Tasting Notes: Wild Turkey Rye

Join us June 6 for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm or tonight at The Silver Dollar for Historic Flights! Wild Turkey has been making a rye whiskey for decades – since 1954 according to the bottle label. It was... Continue Reading →

Rye Whiskey Styles

Join Us June 6 For The Bourbon Salon At Oxmoor Farm  or Wednesday at The Stilver Dollar for Historic Flights! I was looking at a document from the first decade of the 20th century the other day that was a... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Wilderness Trail Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon

Join us June 6 for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm! Wilderness Trail Distillery is the distillery that grew out of the Ferm-Solutions company in Danville, Kentucky. Ferm-Solutions is a biotech company that grows yeast strains for distilleries, wineries and... Continue Reading →

Rabbit Hole Distillery: Louisville’s Newest Distillery

Join us June 6 for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm! Rabbit Hole Distillery is Louisville’s newest distillery. The ribbon cutting ceremony on the first day of May, Derby Week for us Louisvillians, seems very appropriate. It is the time... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Booker’s Kathleen’s Batch

Join us June 6 for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm! Jim Beam started to honor individuals by naming batches of Booker’s for particular people. These people get to help pick the flavor profile for “their batch” and it can... Continue Reading →

Pairing Bourbon With Cheese

My blog from 2016, Pairing Bourbon with Food, is one of my most popular blogs. It gets quite a few views every day. This tells me I need to do more on the subject of bourbon and food. With that... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Sonoma County Distilling Black Truffle Rye

Sonoma County Distilling Black Truffle Rye is not a straight rye whiskey. It is a rye whiskey of undetermined aged that has been infused with French Perigord Black Truffles. It is an interesting whiskey with a very earthy flavor, but... Continue Reading →

Kelvin Cooperage, Doing Things Differently

Kelvin Cooperage is a growing business making barrels for many distilleries and wineries as well as dealing in used cooperage to Scotland, Ireland and elsewhere. In fact it was while I was talking with Caleb Kilburn at Peerless that he... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Basil Hayden’s Dark Rye

This is an interesting whiskey. First of all it is a blended whiskey but not in the sense most people think of American blended whiskey. There is no grain neutral spirits in this whiskey. It is a blend of a... Continue Reading →

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