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Mike And Matt Taste Pinhook Bourbon Heist Bourbon

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Pinhook Bourbon is being contract distilled at the Castle & Key Distillery. Contract distilling allows the brand owner to have control over how the whiskey is made and not to settle for... Continue Reading →

Owensboro – Western Kentucky’s Bourbon Center

Owensboro has a very rich heritage in Kentucky’s distilling industry. Prior to Prohibition, Daviess County had a very respectable number of distilleries and distilling families. The Glenmore Distillery, owned during Prohibition by James Thompson and Brother (later Glenmore Distilleries), was... Continue Reading →

Flashback Friday – T. W. Samuels Bourbon ca 1970

The brand, T.W. Samuels, is the brand created by Bill Samuels’ family. According to the 1900 Mida’s Register of Trademarks, it was first used in 1844. It is an old and respected brand, but during World War II, Bill’s father... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Pauley Hollow Robert’s Reserve Bourbon

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Kentucky’s distilling industry is growing rapidly. One of the newer distilleries is the Pauley Hollow Distillery in Pike County, Kentucky. Their niche is that they are drawing the water from the McCoy... Continue Reading →

Politics And Kentucky Distilling

Ever since Kentucky became a state in 1792, politics has influenced Kentucky distillers and Kentucky distillers have tried to influence politics. These early distillers found themselves as part of the first constitutional crisis – the Whiskey Rebellion. Kentucky distillers resisted... 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 →

Mike And Matt Taste Liberty Pole Rye

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass The Mingo Creek Craft Distillers LLC. Is a distillery in Pennsylvania making a very interesting rye whiskey. They sent a bottle of their 18 month old rye to me some time ago... Continue Reading →

Six Brands That Changed Bourbon

Bourbon has a long history and there have been brands that have changed our perception of what Bourbon is. I thought I would look back at this history and discuss how each of these six brands made their mark on... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Irvin S. Cobb’s Own Recipe Book

There are many books that are out of print, but worth looking for in used book stores or online. Irvin S. Cobb’s Own Recipe Book is one such book. It is a paperback booklet printed by Frankfort Distilleries in 1934.... Continue Reading →

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