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Michael R. Veach

Kentucky Bourbon Hall Of Fame Historian and Author.

Tasting Notes: Widow Jane 10yo Blend Of Straight Bourbons

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Join us TOMORROW December 5th for Repeal Day at Oxmoor Farm! The Widow Jane Distillery has been distilling for many years. The distillery is called “Widow Jane” because they get their water from... Continue Reading →

Chattanooga Whiskey Distilleries

Join us December 5th for Repeal Day at Oxmoor Farm! Rosemary and I recently took an American Queen Steamboat cruise that started in Chattanooga. We arrived on Sunday afternoon to check-in for the trip and found we had an afternoon free... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Kentucky Bourbon Country: The Essential Guide

Join us December 5th for Repeal Day at Oxmoor Farm! This book is in its second edition, but a third edition is in the works. The author, Susan Reigler, worked many years as the restaurant critic, spirits writer and travel writer... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Old Clifty Hoosier Apple Brandy

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Join us December 5th for Repeal Day at Oxmoor Farm! Alan Bishop is the distiller at The Spirits of French Lick Distillery and Winery. He makes excellent whiskey, but one of his... Continue Reading →

The Bar At Willett Distillery

Join us December 5th for Repeal Day at Oxmoor Farm! Rosemary and I decided to go to Willett Distillery for lunch. We were in Bardstown and we knew that they had recently opened a restaurant at the bar. The bar and... Continue Reading →

Manhattans On The American Queen

Join us December 5th for Repeal Day at Oxmoor Farm! This year for my birthday, Rosemary and I went on a trip on the American Queen for their Civil War cruise. The cruise started in Chattanooga, Tennessee and ended eight days... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Angel’s Envy Cask Strength 2019

Join us December 5th for Repeal Day at Oxmoor Farm! This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass I have always liked the Angel’s Envy Cask Strength whiskey. It is finished in a port wine barrel and bottled at barrel proof,... Continue Reading →

The Dant Family Legacy In The Bourbon Industry

Today, when people think about distilling families, they usually think of the name “Beam”. One hundred years ago they would have also thought of the name “Dant”. It has only been in the last 50 years or so that the... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past: Charring A Barrel At The Louisville Cooperage

Join us December 5th for Repeal Day at Oxmoor Farm! This image is from the Louisville Cooperage file created by Schenley after they purchased the business in the 1940s. I find this to be a very interesting photograph. For one,... Continue Reading →

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