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Artisan Distilleries And Cigars Along The Mississippi River

Rosemary and I recently took a river cruise from New Orleans to Memphis and we explored some of the new artisan distilleries and cigar shops along the route. These places could easily be explored during a vacation trip to the... Continue Reading →

Developing Your Tasting Skills

I am often asked how I developed my tasting palate and my answer is “practice”.  I was fortunate in that when I worked for United Distillers I had many great teachers. I also was fortunate enough to start when the... Continue Reading →

Cabin Fever Cigar Pairings

It’s that time of the year when we’ve all been inside a little too long. As soon as we have that first nice day you’re going to want to get outside and enjoy the first front porch cigar of the... Continue Reading →

A SHOT of Kentucky Bourbon, Whiskey and Brandy Distilling Heritage

  A SHOT of Kentucky Bourbon, Whiskey, and Brandy Distilling Heritage Kentucky distilling heritage starts with both whiskey and brandy distillation. When the earliest settlers came to Kentucky in the 1700’s, their stills were an important part of the journey’s... Continue Reading →

Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Rye – New 2016 Release

According to many, Michter’s Master Distiller Willie Pratt is often known as Dr. No. He does not release a product until he feels it has achieved the best flavor profile and is ready to be released. It may or may not... Continue Reading →

Why Is Bourbon With Over 80% Corn Not Corn Whiskey?

There's a lot of confusion out there about the different types of American whiskeys.  One common misconception is the difference between bourbon and corn whiskey, since they share many characteristics.  Bourbon has to be at least 51% corn, but there... Continue Reading →

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