Bourbon History



American Countess Bourbon Cruise

Louisville, where Rosemary and I boarded the boat about mid-afternoon. For those who were paying passengers, there was a morning excursion to Castle & Key Distillery. I was told by many who went on the excursion, the tour was excellent.... Continue Reading →

Cocktails And Cigars In London

Rosemary and I recently made a trip to London, England where I enjoyed several cocktails and cigars. We started with a trip to my favorite cigar shop in London, James J. Fox. There I enjoyed a couple of cigars, but... Continue Reading →

Bourbon Cruise On The American Countess

Rosemary and I recently completed a Bourbon cruise on the American Countess. It started in Cincinnati, Ohio and ended in Clarksville, Tennessee. It was a very good cruise. It was our first trip on the American Countess. The boat has... Continue Reading →

A Visit To Hard Truth Distillery

The Hard Truth Distillery is in Nashville, Indiana. In 2009, Big Woods Brewing Company was founded by Ed, Jeff, and Tim as a brew pub in Nashville, Indiana. They went on to found the Hard Truth Distillery in 2015. They... Continue Reading →

Fort Hamilton Distillery

The Fort Hamilton Distillery is in Brooklyn, New York. Matt and I reviewed their Rye Whiskey several months ago after they sent me a bottle. I recently visited there and enjoyed the visit. It is a small distillery making Gin... Continue Reading →

Bourbon Cruise 2023

I recently signed on to do a Bourbon cruise on the Paddlewheel Riverboat, American Countess for the last week of August, 2023. I am looking forward to doing this cruise as we have never been on the American Countess. It... Continue Reading →

Whiskey Tourism In The 21st Century

Distillery tours have changed a lot since I started working in the industry in 1991. In 1991, distillery tours were limited to Maker’s Mark and Wild Turkey, who had visitor centers and offered tours. You could tour the other distilleries,... Continue Reading →

Dueling Grounds Distillery

The other day, on our way home from the Bourbon Cruise on the American Duchess, Rosemary and I stopped at the Dueling Grounds Distillery in Franklin, Kentucky. I had contacted the distillery and they knew we were coming, so the... Continue Reading →

Paducah, Kentucky – Restoring Its Bourbon Heritage

Before Prohibition, Paducah, Kentucky was an important Bourbon town. Isaac Wolfe Bernheim and his brother Bernard started their business in Paducah. Dreyfuss and Weil had a distillery in Paducah. Early Times was being distributed by Friedman, Keller & Co. in... Continue Reading →

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