Bourbon History

Louisville Distilleries

I was having a discussion the other day and was asked about where the distilleries in Louisville were located. There were many distilleries in the city through the years and many of them have been wiped from the wipe completely.... Continue Reading →

Bourbon Balls

The Bourbon Ball candy was invented in 1938 by Rebecca Ruth and has been a Kentucky favorite ever since. This candy is a Bourbon enhanced center nougat with a chocolate covering. There are many recipes for this confection and Joy... Continue Reading →

Tasting With Mike And Matt – Very Olde St. Nick Harvest Rye Cask Strength

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass The Olde St. Nick brand has been around for several decades in the Japanese market. The brand was created by Marci Palatella. She started selling whiskey with brands such as Olde St.... Continue Reading →

Red, White And Blue: Heirloom Corns In Three Excellent Whiskeys

More artisan distilleries are beginning to experiment with heirloom varieties of corn. Each distiller will say that their choice of heirloom corn adds a unique flavor to their whiskey and that is why they are using that corn in their... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past – Mammoth Cave Bar Decanters

When I was archivist for United Distillers, the collection contained many bar decanters from various brands. One of my favorite brands of these decanters were the Mammoth Cave Whiskey decanters. They have a full color illustration of the cave entrance... Continue Reading →

Tasting With Mike And Matt –J. K. Williams Distillery Bourbon And Rye

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass The J. K. Williams Distillery is located in Peoria, Illinois, a city with a rich distilling heritage. The 1910 Mida’s Financial Index shows that the city had four distilleries and eleven rectifying... Continue Reading →

Bourbon By The Barrel

The Filson Historical Society has the Taylor-Hay Family Papers. This collection includes the papers of Col. E. H. Taylor, Jr. that includes the letter books from the O.F.C. Distillery. These books are the 19th century equivalent of photocopies of his... Continue Reading →

Flashback Friday – Yellowstone Bottled-in-Bond Spring 1965 – Fall 1971

When this half pint bottle of Yellowstone Bourbon was bottled, Yellowstone was becoming the best-selling Bourbon in Louisville /Jefferson County, Kentucky. At the time, the brand was owned by Glenmore Distilleries and was made, aged and bottled in Louisville. The... Continue Reading →

Tasting With Mike And Matt – Yellowstone Hand-Picked Collection

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Westport Whiskey & Wine has done a private selection from Limestone Branch Distillery. They have created a special label for the private selection barrels of Yellowstone. It includes a bottle design that... Continue Reading →

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