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Bourbon’s Unsung Heroes – Lisa Roper Wicker

When Widow Jane Distillery opened in Brooklyn, New York, I thought the whiskey they were bottling was average at best. Then the distillery and brand were sold to Samson and Surrey and they hired Lisa Roper Wicker as their president... Continue Reading →

Ten Holiday Gift Whiskeys

Christmastime is when the whiskey drinker can expect their loved ones to give them a gift related to their hobby. They can expect gifts of glassware or some other related items that are sold in the market today, but what... Continue Reading →

Rye Whiskey I Would Like To See Made

About seven years ago, John Pogue told me that the rye whiskey being made in Lawrenceburg, Indiana was the best thing and the worst thing that ever happened to the category. I understand what he meant in that it made... Continue Reading →

And The Answer Is…

I get asked many questions about Bourbon. I thought I would take some time here to answer some of the most often asked questions. Feel free to ask other questions in the comments and I will try to answer them... Continue Reading →

Bourbon Date Night At Home

In these days of Covid 19, it is playing Russian Roulette with your health to go out in public, especially in a crowd. It is a form of attempted suicide for someone of my age and health, so I am... Continue Reading →

Bourbon’s Unsung Heroes: Gary Crunkleton

If you have ever met Gary Crunkleton, then you know why he is a great bar owner. He is very friendly, extremely knowledgeable about the spirits industry, and hires, trains and retains staff that also possess these qualities. His accomplishments... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Blogs Of 2017

The year 2017 was an excellent year for We more than doubled the views from the year before and we are approaching a quarter of a million views since the sight was created in late October 2015. Thanks to... Continue Reading →

The Ephemeral Nature Of Tasting Whiskey

Tickets For All 2018 Bourbon Salons At Oxmoor Farm Are On Sale Now! Rosemary Miller is a very wise woman. She has heard me answer the question “What is your favorite Bourbon?” so many times that she laughs about my... Continue Reading →

The Future Of Whiskey Events

There are many different whiskey and spirit related events available to the consumer as well as to those in the service industry who wish to learn more about the spirits they pour. Before we look at the future of these... Continue Reading →

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