Bourbon History


Michael R. Veach

Kentucky Bourbon Hall Of Fame Historian and Author.

Mike And Matt Taste Resurgens Single Malt Rye

Resurgens Single Malt Rye is from the ASW Distillery in Atlanta, Georgia. The distillery was founded by Jim Chasteen, Charlie Thompson and Justin Manglitz, all graduates of the University of Georgia. They use pot stills in the Scottish tradition to... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Tamworth Bonded Spirits

Several months ago, Matt and I tasted Chocorua Rye from the Tamworth Distillery in Tamworth, New Hampshire. I had a chance to get a couple of more bottles of their products and I purchased them. I purchased a bonded Bourbon... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste White Hills Single Barrel Bourbon

White Hills Single Barrel Bourbon is made by the White Hills Distillery in Shelton. Connecticut. The distillery is family owned and run by Dan Beardsley. The small Connecticut distillery is a short walk from the family’s cider mill and orchard... Continue Reading →

Bourbon In The 1890s

There are many parallels between what was happening to the Bourbon industry in the 1890s and what is happening in the industry today. I thought I would take a look at the industry then and now. First during the 1890s,... Continue Reading →

Whiskey of the Month – January 2023 – Southern Star Paragon Double Rye

The Southern Star Paragon Double Rye is made at the Southern Distilling Company in Statesville, North Carolina. The owners, Pete and Vienna Barger, created the company to make good whiskey - for themselves and others. Their business plan included becoming... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Chattanooga Bourbon Whiskey

This Bourbon is made at the Chattanooga Distillery in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Rosemary and I visited there in 2019 while on a trip on the American Queen Steamboat. We found their whiskey to be very good. They are a small distillery... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon 

This is a bottle of New Riff Single Barrel Bourbon picked by The Bourbon Society. I  purchased this bottle at the 2022 Repeal Day event held by The Bourbon Society. They  pick some very good barrels and this Bourbon is... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Buzzard’s Roost Cigar Rye

Jason Brauner is always welcome to come over to my house and taste whiskey, but more so when he brings me a bottle of excellent rye. Buzzard’s Roost is a brand created by Jason and some other investors several years... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Old Clifty Apple Brandy

Alan Bishop is making great whiskey at the Spirits of French Lick Distillery in Indiana, but one of his passions is making apple brandy. Indiana has a great heritage of making apple brandy. In the 19th century, Indiana was well... Continue Reading →

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