Bourbon History

Tasting Notes: Whiskey Row Bourbon 2019 Release

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass The Whiskey Row label was created by Steve Thompson, the founder of Kentucky Artisan Distillery (KAD).  The label is still owned by Thompson, but the distillery is now employee-owned. He created the... Continue Reading →

From My Archive: Spirits Magazine, May 1936

I like old trade magazines. They are full of historical information, old advertising and other useful information. When I find one, I add it to my archive and I copy them and donate the original copy to a public archive... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Burgoo, Barbecue & Bourbon: A Kentucky Culinary Trinity

I always look forward to a new book from Albert Schmid. I met him many years ago at the Kentucky Book Fair. I was there signing The Social History of Bourbon that had been re-released by the University Press of... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Dickel Bottled-in-Bond

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass I have always liked the George Dickel Distillery products. Their No.12 has always been my “go to” Tennessee Whisky since my days at United Distillers. It is a very solid Tennessee whisky... Continue Reading →

Five Very Good Bourbons Not Made In Kentucky

I am a fan of Kentucky Straight Bourbons. I believe that at this point in history the best Bourbons in the world are being made here in Kentucky. Kentucky has all of the ingredients that are needed to make a... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past: Waterfill And Frazier Bar Tray, Juarez, Mexico

When Prohibition came to America, Mary Dowling, the heir to the Dowling Bros. Distillery and Waterfill and Frazier brand, did not like it. Her answer was to move her distillery to Juarez, Mexico and continue to make Bourbon. At that... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: OYO Sherry Cask Finished Bourbon

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass This Bourbon is made by Middle West Spirits of Columbus, Ohio. I was first introduced to their Bourbon several years ago by my friend, John Lipman. He had a bottle of their... Continue Reading →

When American Distilleries Lost Their Way

The late 1960s were hard times for American Distilleries. Whiskey sales were declining every year. New products such as Vodka and Tequila were gaining market share at astonishing rates. Light beer was growing in popularity as consumers wanted less alcohol... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Before Prohibition: Distilleries in Nelson County, Kentucky 1880-1920

Join us next week for Sip & Smoke at Oxmoor Farm! Dixie Hibbs is a woman of many talents. She served a term as Mayor of Bardstown, but politics are not her real passion – she loves the history of... Continue Reading →

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