Bourbon History


Michael R. Veach

Kentucky Bourbon Hall Of Fame Historian and Author.

Images Of The Past – Peter Cooper Rye Bar Decanter

This bar decanter dates from the first decade of the twentieth century. Peter Cooper Rye was a product of the rectifying company of Dreyfuss, Weil & Co. of Paducah, Kentucky. Paducah, Kentucky has a rich heritage in the spirits industry.... Continue Reading →

Tasting With Mike and Matt – Hotel Tango Straight Rye Whiskey

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Several years ago, I did a program in Indianapolis, Indiana. Rosemary and I went up the day before the program and met some friends for lunch and a tour of the Hotel... Continue Reading →

Young Whiskey

Lincoln Henderson was fond of saying that whiskey has to be made correctly every step of the way or it will be an inferior product. I know many people that worship extremely old whiskey and unless it is 10 years... Continue Reading →

Flashback Friday – Tom Moore Circa 1970

Tom Moore was a distiller active in the late 19th century. He was involved in several Nelson County, Kentucky distilleries, including at least one with Ben Mattingly at the Mattingly and Moore Distillery. Tom Moore’s most lasting distillery was the... Continue Reading →

Tasting With Mike And Matt – Solomon Scott Rye

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Alan Bishop is the talented distiller at the Spirits of French Lick Distillery. Alan is known for experimenting with his mash bills and his love of pot still distilling. This rye whiskey... Continue Reading →

Louisville Distilleries Part Two – Post Repeal

After the repeal of Prohibition, Louisville had a second growth of distillery construction. Most of the distilleries that were around prior to Prohibition were no longer in business and Prohibition caused many of them to be torn down and their... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Bourbon: The Rise, Fall, And Rebirth Of An American Whiskey

I have known Fred Minnick for many years now and consider him a friend as well as a colleague. I met him not long after he came to Louisville and started to write about Bourbon and other American whiskeys. I... Continue Reading →

Tasting With Mike And Matt – Maker’s Mark FAE

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass I have been fortunate in that Jane Bowie from Maker’s Mark has included me in her presentations of new barrel stave projects for Maker’s Wood Finishing Series. This year, the bottling is... Continue Reading →

Louisville Distilleries

I was having a discussion the other day and was asked about where the distilleries in Louisville were located. There were many distilleries in the city through the years and many of them have been wiped from the wipe completely.... Continue Reading →

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