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Bill And Mike’s Excellent Adventure: Part 3

In December 2017 Bill Thomas and I started a Bourbon Distilling project at Kentucky Artisan Distillery. The barrels were filled on January 4th of 2018. Steve Thompson, the owner, and Jade Peterson, the Distiller, have been wonderful to work with... Continue Reading →

Spirits Of French Lick Distillery: Striving To Make An “Indiana Style” Bourbon

Rosemary and I had an interesting visit to The Spirits of French Licks Distillery. Alan Bishop, The Distiller, has a great pride in his Indiana distilling heritage. His personal goal is to create a Bourbon different from Kentucky Bourbon: an... Continue Reading →

Bourbon’s Unsung Heroes: Ted Huber And Farm Distilling

Join us August 1 for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm! Farm Distilleries were common before Prohibition. The excise tax on distilled spirits made them less common after the American Civil War, but they continued to exist up to the... Continue Reading →

Rabbit Hole Distillery: Louisville’s Newest Distillery

Rabbit Hole Distillery is Louisville’s newest distillery. The ribbon cutting ceremony on the first day of May, Derby Week for us Louisvillians, seems very appropriate. It is the time of the year when people take pleasure in Bourbon, horses and... Continue Reading →

Farm to Bottle At Jeptha Creed Distillery

Jeptha Creed Distillery is located in Shelby County, Kentucky within sight of the I-64 expressway. It was created on the 64 acre family farm where they grow their own corn for their whiskeys. It is the brainchild of Joyce and... Continue Reading →

Bill And Mike’s Excellent Adventure, Part Two: Distillation

Kentucky Artisan Distillery started to make the Bourbon Bill and I want to bottle for Jack Rose in DC. Rosemary and I met Maggie out at the distillery on December 27th. Unfortunately Bill is not in town for this part... Continue Reading →

Bill And Mike’s Excellent Adventure

For those who know me, you have heard me discuss that my grandfather made moonshine in Barren County during the depression to make ends meet. At his funeral in the 70s I heard many people say that he made the... Continue Reading →

The History Of Filtration Of Bourbon

Modern Bourbons are filtered to remove unwanted vegetable oils and other particles that can cause “flocking” in cold weather or when the Bourbon is poured over ice. Flocking is simply the condensation of these oils that will give the whiskey... Continue Reading →

Flavor Drift

I was discussing with a friend of mine the other day the fact that a brand is now making their own whiskey and I stated that we will now see how good that distiller really is at making whiskey. It... Continue Reading →

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