Bourbon History

Images Of The Past – Old Prentice Distillery

The Old Prentice Distillery is the present day Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. This image is of the distillery after it was purchased by J.T.S. Brown & Sons in 1894 and rebuilt in 1910. Under J.T.S. Brown & Sons,... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Michter’s 10yo Rye

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Michter’s releases this rye whiskey every couple of years. This is the first whiskey selected under the guidance of the current Master Distiller Dan McKee. It is different than the past releases... Continue Reading →

Bourbon Barons – Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr.

Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. was born near the banks of the Mississippi River in the Jackson Purchase region of Kentucky, near the town of Henderson, Kentucky. He was the son of John Taylor. In 1835 his father, John, died of... Continue Reading →

Book Review – The Joy Of Mixology By Gary Regan

Gary Regan is one of my favorite writers. Regan has been in the business for many decades and has become a well-respected writer on both spirits and cocktails. I think one of the reasons he has such respect is that... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes – Kentucky Peerless Bourbon

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Kentucky Peerless Distillery has finally released a Bourbon. Corky Taylor and his son Carson entered the distilling business a little over four years ago. Corky wanted to bring back the family label.... Continue Reading →

Maker’s Mark And Stephen Rolfe Powell Art Glass

Maker’s Mark and the Samuels family have always had an interest in art. After all, the name “Maker’s Mark” was inspired by the maker’s mark on fine silver. Several years ago, Bill Samuels purchased a collection of 1940s paintings from... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past – Happy Basil Hayden

Old Grand Dad is very old brand founded in 1882. In the beginning, the barrel was the primary package for selling the whiskey, but in the 1890s the brand began to be bottled and Basil Hayden’s image was on the... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes – Green Hat Rye

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Green Hat Rye is distilled by the New Columbia Distillers, LLC in Washington D.C. It is a very interesting product because the distillery was founded as a gin distillery. Green Hat Gin... Continue Reading →

What Food Should I Serve At A Bourbon Tasting?

This is probably the question I get asked more than any other when people are putting together a Bourbon tasting for friends. I have covered it some in my blogs on Pairing Bourbon With Food and Hosting a Bourbon Tasting.... Continue Reading →

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