Bourbon History

American Countess Bourbon Cruise

Louisville, where Rosemary and I boarded the boat about mid-afternoon. For those who were paying passengers, there was a morning excursion to Castle & Key Distillery. I was told by many who went on the excursion, the tour was excellent.... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Hemingway Rye Signature Edition, Straight Rye Whiskey Finished In Rum Seasoned Oloroso Barrels

Hemingway Rye was founded by Steve Groth, one of the founders of Angel’s Envy Whiskey, his sons, and Master Distiller Ron Call. This expression is a blend of 90% 6 year old Indiana Rye whiskey and 10% 4 year old... Continue Reading →

St. Louis Bourbon Festival

The St. Louis Bourbon Festival will take place on October 6, 2023. This is the third year for the festival. I will be there in their cigar area talking Bourbon and cigars along with Steve Fante of Yellowstone. The St.... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Rowan’s Creek Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon

This whiskey is distilled by Kentucky Bourbon Distillers also known as the Willett Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky. Willett makes several whiskeys, not just the Family Estate, and Rowan’s Creek has been an important brand in their portfolio for decades. Previously... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Hard Truth High Road Sweet Mash Rye 

Hard Truth Distillery is in Nashville, Indiana. They are making some excellent sweet mash rye whiskeys. This particular rye was developed with a lower proof and price point to meet customer desire and introduce more consumers to their sweet mash... Continue Reading →

Whiskey Of The Month – August 2023 – Bardstown Bourbon Company Origin Series Wheated Bottled-In-Bond Bourbon

Matt and I tasted this Bourbon back in April of this year. That was the first release of this whiskey and we both thought it was very good Bourbon. They have sold out of that release and have now had... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Bardstown Bourbon Company Collaborative Series, Blend Of Straight Whiskies Finished In Foursquare Rum Distillery Barrels

I like the fact that Bardstown Bourbon Company is transparent about the whiskies they release. This release is a creative marriage of sourced whiskies— 90% of it is a 7 year old Indiana Rye and 10% is a 17 year... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Willett Family Estate 4 Year Small Batch Straight Rye

The Willett Distillery in Bardstown Kentucky has a fine history producing whiskey since the repeal of Prohibition in the 1930s. More recently, the distillery was renovated and restarted by the Kulsveen branch of the family and they have built a... Continue Reading →

Porch Conversations

My front porch has the reputation of being the best Bourbon Bar in Louisville. I have plenty of whiskeys to try, it is a quiet neighborhood with lots of dog walkers strolling by and the conversation is always interesting. The... Continue Reading →

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