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Flashback Friday – J.W. Dant Bottled-in-Bond 1977

J.W. Dant first started distilling whiskey in 1836 on a still he made from a hollowed out log. His whiskey became popular and he soon was able to purchase a copper still and eventually grew to become a well-known distiller... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Leopold Bros Three Chamber Rye

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass I have known Todd Leopold for many years. I first met him here in Louisville during one of his trips to this city to visit Vendome Copper and Brass. He has been... Continue Reading →

Maker’s Mark Private Selection For The LEE Initiative

I was invited, along with seven other whiskey writers, to be part of a private selection at Maker’s Mark to support the LEE Initiative. Besides myself, there was Susan Reigler, Sara Havens, Carla Carlton, Maggie Kimberl, Steve Coomes, Seth Thompson,... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Imbibe!

I have met David Wondrich a couple of times, but most of my interaction with him has been via email. Wondrich is an excellent mixologist, a very good researcher and a fine writer. We were both friends with the late... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Milam & Greene Bourbon

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass I first met Heather Greene in Louisville when she was researching her book Whisk(e)y Distilled. Since then, I did a Bourbon class with her at the Flatiron Room in New York and... Continue Reading →

A Level Playing Field

I was discussing Texas whiskeys with Matt the other day and he asked “Was Texas known for making whiskey a century ago?” My answer was “No, not nationally.” This led to a discussion as to why they are doing so... Continue Reading →

Gin Cocktails

Rosemary likes a good gin cocktail. One of her favorite events I did was at The Filson Historical Society for Repeal Day when we made a Gin and Tonic with a 1930s Gordon Gin. Her question for me is why... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Redwood Empire Pipe Dream Bourbon

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Redwood Empire is bottled by Redwood Empire Distillery of Sonoma County, California. I had not seen this bottle before when I visited Schreck’s Liquors, a neighborhood store with a good selection and... 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 →

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