Bourbon History


Michael R. Veach

Kentucky Bourbon Hall Of Fame Historian and Author.

Mike And Matt Taste Nelson Bros. Reserve Bourbon

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Charlie and Andy Nelson have been making and sourcing some good whiskey in Nashville, Tennessee at Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery. This latest product is a sourced whiskey. I suspect the latter as... Continue Reading →

Tasting Whiskey

I have been asked about Bourbon Tastings and how to hold one, I have written on the subject before, but I thought I would write a more complete blog on the subject here.  There are two parts of tasting Bourbon... Continue Reading →

Whiskey Of The Month July 2022 – George Dickel / Leopold Brothers Collaboration Rye

George Dickel has never made a rye whiskey before now. They had their distiller Nicole Austin make some rye whiskey on their column still and then partnered with Todd Leopold of Leopold Brothers Distillery in Colorado, who made some rye... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste The Hardin’s Creek Bourbons

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Jim Beam has released a new collection of Bourbons under the name of Hardin’s Creek. Hardin’s Creek is where Jacob Beam settled in the 1790s. He started to distill whiskey in 1795.... Continue Reading →

Dad’s Hat Experimental Rye

I recently received an email from Herman Mihalich of Dad’s Hat Rye. I have always liked Dad’s Hat Rye since John Lipman brought back a bottle from Pennsylvania soon after they started distilling. Their Bonded Rye is a very good... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Hayner Whiskeys

Hayner is an old brand of whiskey. The 1899 Mida’s Criteria registry of trademarks has the Hayner trademark registered first in 1894 by William A. Hayner. However, the trademark itself has an 1866 date on the illustration of the registered... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Old Elk Rye Whiskey

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass I first met the people who revived this brand when Mint Julep Tours hired me to speak at a dinner at 610 Magnolia, the Edward Lee restaurant. The Old Elk Distillery investors... Continue Reading →

History Of Park And Tilford

The Park and Tilford Company was established in 1840 when Joseph Park and John Mason Tilford opened a retail store in New York City. The specialized in imported goods, perfumes and liquors. Park was a clergyman from Washington County, New... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Bridge Series American Wheat Whiskey

The Bridge Series are whiskeys from the J.K. Williams Distillery in Peoria, Illinois. Matt and I tasted the Bourbon and Rye Whiskeys from this distillery and liked them. They sent me a sample bottle of their wheat whiskey and we... Continue Reading →

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