Bourbon History



New Riff Distillery

One of my favorite trips is to Newport, Kentucky to visit the New Riff Distillery. Rosemary and I like to book a room in Cincinnati for a weekend. While there, we will visit one of my favorite people, Molly Wellman... Continue Reading →

Lexington, Kentucky Distillers – Bluegrass Distillers

In November, Rosemary and I went to spend time in Lexington, Kentucky and visit some distilleries. On our second day, we went to visit Bluegrass Distillers. The distillery was located at 501 W 6th St., but they are moving in... Continue Reading →

Lexington, Kentucky Distilleries – Barrel House Distillery

During my recent visit to Lexington to tour some distilleries, I toured the Barrel House Distillery. Barrel House Distillery was founded in the winter of 2008 by Jeff Wiseman and Pete Wright. Like most artisan distilleries that do not want... Continue Reading →

Lexington Kentucky Distilleries – James E. Pepper

Recently, Rosemary and I travelled to Lexington, Kentucky to visit some distilleries. The one distillery that was top on my list to visit was James E. Pepper. I say this because during my days at United Distillers, I dealt with... Continue Reading →

Lexington, Kentucky Is Once Again A Bourbon Destination

In the 19th century, Lexington, Kentucky had several respectable distilleries. By 1910 there were four distilling companies based in the area. These were the Curley Company Distillers with distilleries DSP 3 and DSP 15 8th District, Kentucky in Camp Nelson,... Continue Reading →

Bourbon Cruise 2021

When I was asked to be on the American Duchess Bourbon Cruise this year, I admit Rosemary and I were apprehensive about doing the cruise. Covid 19 is still out there and at this time it Is as strong as... Continue Reading →

Bourbon Destination Louisville

Back in the 1990s, no one thought of Louisville as a Bourbon tourism destination. When the Courier-Journal published an article on the best Bourbon bar in America in the mid-1990s, the bar was Delilah’s in Chicago. Even when Bourbon tourism... Continue Reading →

North Carolina Artisan Distilleries

This past November, I was invited by Ken Bernardo to be part of a fundraising event in the memory of his father who died of heart disease, for the American Heart Association in Charlotte, North Carolina. I flew in early... Continue Reading →

Chattanooga Whiskey Distilleries

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 to explore the city. We decided to visit two... Continue Reading →

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