Bourbon History

Life At 12 Miles An Hour With Bourbon 2018

  Join us Wednesday at The Silver Dollar for Historic Flights! The American Queen Steamboat Company has a new riverboat – The American Duchess. In May she made her first Bourbon cruise from Cincinnati to Memphis. This cruise was different... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Old Carter Rye

Old Carter Rye is the latest project from Mark and Sherri Carter. The Carters partnered with Dixon Dedman in the creation of Kentucky Owl. They hope to reproduce the success of that brand with their Old Carter Rye Whiskey. It... Continue Reading →

From My Archive: The Wilken Family Home Cooking Album

The Wilken Family were the distillers for Schenley’s Lawrenceburg, Indiana distillery in the 1930s and 40s. This distillery was next to the former Seagram distillery that is now MPG Ingredients, Inc. It closed in the late 1980s and the last... Continue Reading →

Bourbon And Cigar Pairing: El Güegüenese Maduro

Every once in a while Michael and I like to have folks join us for our bourbon and cigar pairings. Unfortunately Wayne Klawier was not able to join us for this one, but we were joined instead by Matt Evans... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Four Roses Bourbon

Four Roses Bourbon is the official name for what everyone else calls Four Roses Yellow Label. It is the flagship brand for the distillery, and was sold in markets outside of the United States for years when they were selling... Continue Reading →

Lilly’s Bistro – A Bourbon Bar With Real Bourbon Heritage

Lilly’s Bistro is a great restaurant with a Bourbon Bar. They are on the Urban Bourbon Trail which means they have over 50 Bourbons on their menu, a knowledgeable staff and Bourbon incorporated into their menu. They are a farm... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Henry Clay Rare Bourbon From 1996

The Rare Bourbon project was one of the last projects I worked on while I was archivist at United Distillers. The Bourbon was bottled in December of 1996 just before I was laid off and I was happy to get... Continue Reading →

Kentucky’s Great Distilleries: Kentucky Bourbon Distillers’ Willett Distillery – The Oldest New Distillery

Join us Wednesday for The Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm! Kentucky Bourbon Distillers opened the Willett Distillery six years ago but it was not a new distillery in many ways. The distillery was remodeled and refurbished but it was the... Continue Reading →

Whiskey And Cigar Pairing: Davidoff Millennium

Once the hurricane finally blew through this evening it was time to enjoy the cool evening it left behind. I rummaged around in my humidor and pulled out a Davidoff Millennium Pyramides. This is hailed as one of the best... Continue Reading →

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