Bourbon History

Book Review – Bourbon Country Cookbook

I have known Tim Laird for many years, he is the CEO (Chief Entertainment Officer) for Brown-Forman. Tim has an excellent palate and I have always loved his recipes for cocktails and food. Tim has partnered with world renown chef... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Smooth Ambler Founders Cask Strength Series Bourbon

Smooth Ambler Distillery is in Maxwelton, West Virginia. I first met John Little, the distiller and founder of Smooth Ambler, at an event in Charlotte, North Carolina several years ago. He is an impressive distiller, best known for his Contradiction... Continue Reading →

Get Ready For A Summer Of Smoke And Sippin!

Editor’s note: Like many in Kentucky right now, Michael does not have internet access. Matt has stepped in to share a blog post for today. We hope all of you are safe and well after the storms on Friday! Kentucky... Continue Reading →

Bottled-in-Bond Day

On March 3, 1897, President Grover Cleveland signed the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897. It was the last piece of legislation that he signed as President of the United States. He signed the act and got into the carriage that took... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Hard Truth Master Distiller’s Reserve Malted Rye Mash Bill Rye Whiskey

Hard Truth Distilling Company is located in Nashville, Indiana. They are making some excellent 100% rye whiskeys. This is a mash bill using malted rye. It has a two year old age statement but tastes older. I suspect that there... Continue Reading →

Maryland Rye Whiskey

The State of Maryland has a long history of distilling. In fact, many early Kentucky distillers started distilling in Maryland. The most prominent family that came from Maryland were the Medley family, who came from Medley Bend on the Potomac... Continue Reading →

Whiskey Of The Month – February 2023 – Jeptha Creed Red, White, And Blue Corn Bourbon

This month’s “Whiskey of the Month” is not the pour we were expecting to choose. We knew we loved the Jeptha Creed and you can find the review of the whiskey here.  For this month, Matt and I sat down... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Fort Hamilton Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey

I visited the Fort Hamilton Distillery the other day and the owner/distiller, Alex Clark, gifted me a bottle of this whiskey. It is what Alex believes to be a New York style rye – a rye made in the style... Continue Reading →

Fort Hamilton Distillery

The Fort Hamilton Distillery is in Brooklyn, New York. Matt and I reviewed their Rye Whiskey several months ago after they sent me a bottle. I recently visited there and enjoyed the visit. It is a small distillery making Gin... Continue Reading →

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