Bourbon History


Whiskey Thoughts

Has Jack Daniel’s Lost Its Pride?

Whenever I share my post about Tennessee Whiskey, I get a lot of comments claiming that Tennessee Whiskey is Bourbon. One person quoted the Master Distiller at Jack Daniel stating that Jack Daniel’s whiskey is Bourbon. When I started in... Continue Reading →

Holiday Gift Ideas 2023

It is that time of the year when people start thinking about what they should give their whiskey loving friend or loved one. I have written about this before and suggested several whiskeys, so I thought I would offer up... Continue Reading →

The Best Way To Drink Whiskey

I am always asked the question, “what is the best way to drink whiskey?” I always reply “Any way you like it.” If you like it with Coke, drink it that way. I always said Bourbon and Coke is better... Continue Reading →

Porch Conversations Part Two

I have been told by many of my guests, that sitting on the porch and drinking whiskey with me is the best bar in Louisville. I have plenty of whiskey to sample and the conversation is always great. I had... Continue Reading →

Conversations At The St. Louis Bourbon Festival

I have just returned from the St. Louis Bourbon Festival. It was an excellent Bourbon festival. I arrived on Thursday and was invited to a Bourbon panel discussion at Lit Cigar Bar. The discussion panel was led by Steve Akley... Continue Reading →

Five Whiskeys Under $75 To Give As Gifts

Recently, I was asked what whiskey a group of folks should give to a departing, well-liked co-worker. Of course, anyone would like an allocated difficult-to-find bourbon or rye, and more and more brands of good-gifting whiskeys are falling into that... 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 →

One Thousand Blog Posts – A Milestone Worth Writing About

This is my one thousandth blog post. It was six and a half years ago that I started my blog. My purpose in writing the blog has always been to share the historical knowledge I have picked up over the... Continue Reading →

Holiday Gift Ideas For 2022

It is that time of the year for holiday gift giving. The Bourbon enthusiast on your gift list will want to receive some Bourbon related gifts. I thought I would make some suggestions for those who need ideas. To start... Continue Reading →

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