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The 10 Millionth Barrel At Heaven Hill

Last week I was invited to the ceremonial barreling of the 10 millionth barrel at Heaven Hill Distillery. It was an impressive affair with the heads of the family, Master Distillers and Kentucky Governor Beshear. It is a feat of... Continue Reading →

Building A Bourbon Collection: Part Two – Expanding Your Collection

In part one of this blog, I listed the basic bottles for a Bourbon collection. I am now going to expand upon that collection, starting with getting some more bottles from those heritage distillers. These bottles are as follows:Brown-Forman: Woodford... Continue Reading →

Building A Bourbon Collection: Part One –The Basics

I have a friend who is new to Bourbon and wants to build his Bourbon collection. He does not know where to start so I am going to write this blog as a guideline for those wanting to build a... Continue Reading →

A Few Thoughts On Bourbon

Bourbon is a subject that has interested me for over thirty years now. There are a few random thoughts on the subject that I thought I would share with you today. Bourbon got its start as a corn whiskey made... 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 →

The Revolving Doors At Distilleries

Many skilled distillery workers are leaving their jobs at the established distilleries. It is not surprising to me. It is a job market that is growing rapidly. There are a lot of opportunities for skilled distillery workers. In the last... Continue Reading →

Evan Williams Introduces Square 6 Rye Whiskey

The other day, Rosemary and I visited the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience where they were introducing the new Square 6 “High Rye” Rye Whiskey. They are calling it “High Rye” because they are using more rye grain in the mash... Continue Reading →

The Golden Age Of American Whiskey

I am often asked as to when I think was the “Golden Age” for American whiskey. My general thought is that there is no such thing as a “Golden Age”.  Every era has made both excellent whiskeys, as well as... Continue Reading →

Five Bottled-in-Bond Bourbons Made In Kentucky

Kentucky distillers are introducing some excellent bonded Bourbons. Bonded whiskey is growing as a category. People are looking for the bonded labels because it is a sign of quality whiskey. Many of the smaller, artisan distilleries are creating bonded whiskey,... Continue Reading →

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