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The Internet And The Growth Of Bourbon Sales

Word of mouth is one of the most effective ways to sell a product. If a friend tells you about a good experience with a certain brand of product, you are more likely to try that product than you would... Continue Reading →

The Growing Popularity Of Whiskey Clubs

The internet is a wondrous thing. Twenty years ago it was Bourbon Whiskey discussion forums that slowly added American Rye, Scotch and other whiskeys to their discussion. Then there came Facebook. Discussion forums became less popular because people were getting... Continue Reading →

Private Selection Barrels

I was recently told by a representative of a local liquor store chain that they did not really care what goes into their private selections because they will sell out no matter what goes into the bottle. I find that... Continue Reading →

Hosting a Bourbon Tasting

I am frequently asked by people “I am hosting a Bourbon Tasting. What should I do?” I always tell them that there are some basic things you should do when hosting a Bourbon tasting. It is more than just pouring... Continue Reading →

The Distilling Industry And The Environment

Historically the American Distilling Industry has always had an interest in preserving the environment. There are strong economic reasons why this is so but it does not change the fact that the industry has always been progressive in their thinking... Continue Reading →

Black Market Pappy Or A River Cruise: Which Is The Best Value?

There are people who would not think twice about spending two grand on a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon on the secondary market but then complain that the cost of the Bourbon cruise on the American Queen as too... Continue Reading →

Decanters: Selling And Collecting

I am frequently asked by people, “My grandparents have passed away and they have all of these old decanters in their home. What should I do with them?” My first questions is are they full of whiskey? If so then... Continue Reading →

Bourbon’s Unsung Heroes: Ouita Michel And Chefs Who Cook With Bourbon

In the late 1980s the idea of using Bourbon to cook with was the occasional Bourbon Ball or some other chocolate fudge combo, baked beans and the daring chef would substitute Bourbon for Brandy in a recipe. Then came Woodford... Continue Reading →

The Bourbon Board Of Directors At Party Mart

Click here for more info about January's Historic Flights at the Silver Dollar! A couple of years ago Jerry Rogers, the owner of Party Mart Liquor Stores at that time, decided to put together a “Bourbon Board of Directors” to... Continue Reading →

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