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Flashback Friday – Old Forester Bourbon Circa 1986

Old Forester has always been a top notch Bourbon. In the 1980s, when many distilleries were cutting corners and lowering their proof on brands to 80 proof products, Brown-Forman resisted the trend and kept Old Forester at 86 and 100... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Billy Goat Strut North American Whiskey

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass This whiskey is a product of the Kentucky Artisan Distillery in Crestwood, Kentucky. It is an American whiskey because it is a marriage of rye whiskey that they made at the distillery... Continue Reading →

Kentucky’s New Distilleries – Wilderness Trail Distillery

Join us February 4th for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm – Cooking With Bourbon (Includes a tasting of a rare, vintage bourbon!) Wilderness Trail Distillery opened in 2012. It was founded by Shane Baker and Pat Heist, who are experts... Continue Reading →

Rye Whiskey And A La Coalicion Cigar Pairing

Join us February 4th for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm - Cooking With Bourbon (Includes a tasting of a rare, vintage bourbon!) The other day, my friend, Wayne Klawier, came over and we tried a La Coalicion Cigar I... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes – Driftless Glen Rye Whiskey

Join us February 4th for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm - Cooking With Bourbon (A tasting of a rare vintage bottle is included!) This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass The Driftless Glen Distillery is in Wisconsin, along... Continue Reading →

86 Proof

Join us February 4th for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm - Cooking with Bourbon (Includes a tasting of a rare vintage bourbon) Before Prohibition, there were very few straight American whiskeys, Bourbon or Rye, that were bottled at less... Continue Reading →

Book Review – How To Be A Bourbon Badass

Join us February 4 for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm: Cooking With Bourbon (includes vintage whiskey tasting!) The author of this book, Linda Ruffenach, is also the founder of “Whisky Chicks”, a group of women who love whiskey of... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes – David Nicholson Reserve Bourbon

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass The David Nicholson brand was created by the David Sherman Corporation of St. Louis, Missouri, now Luxco. They were a wholesale liquor company purchasing whiskey from many different distilleries to create their... Continue Reading →

The Whiskey Rebellion 1791-1794 Part Two: Kentucky

There is a myth that Kentucky distillers came to Kentucky because they fled Pennsylvania in the aftermath of the Whiskey Rebellion. It is true that leaders of the rebellion fled Pennsylvania, but they did not stop in Kentucky where the... Continue Reading →

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