Bourbon History

The Thompson Legacy In Kentucky Bourbon

On April 5, 2019 James “Buddy” Thompson passed away. He was the last Thompson to be Chairman of the Board at Glenmore Distilleries. Buddy was a very intelligent man who loved aviation, computers and other modern innovations. He was the... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Social History Of Bourbon: An Unhurried Account Of Our Star-Spangled American Drink

Join Us May 15 for Sip n Smoke at Oxmoor Farm! This book was published in 1963. The industry was lobbying to get Bourbon recognized as an American product at the time and that probably fueled the interest in the... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Neeley Family Single Barrel Bourbon

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass This Bourbon is for sale in the gift shop at the Neeley Family Distillery, but I am not sure if it has hit the shelves in the liquor stores yet. It is... Continue Reading →

Artisan Distilleries: Neeley Family Distillery

I have met Royce Neeley at a couple of events but did not have a chance to tour his Neeley Family Distillery before now. Rosemary and I had stopped there a few years ago but they were not open and... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past: The Harlan Distillery, Monroe County, KY

At one time, the Glenmore Distillery in Owensboro, Ky. had a small museum put together by the Thompson family. When I was an archivist at United Distillers, we gathered the distillery related materials for the archive and these photographs were... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Four Roses Small Batch Select

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass The Four Roses Small Batch Select is the first new product other than limited special bottlings that Four Roses has released in years. I am glad that they are planning to release... Continue Reading →

Brand History: Yellowstone Bourbon

Yellowstone Bourbon was first bottled in 1872 by J.B. Dant at his Cold Springs distillery near Gethsemane, Ky. J. B. Dant was the son of J.W.Dant, one of the many sons of J.W. that entered into the distilling industry. J.... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The King Of The Bootleggers

There is a lot of interest in the Prohibition era bootlegger George Remus. A brand of whiskey has been named for him today and of course an HBO show, Boardwalk Empire, has based one of their main characters on his... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Michter’s Barrel Proof Rye 2019

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass It is no secret that Rosemary loves the Michter’s Barrel Proof Rye. She loves it mixed in a Manhattan or neat in a Glencairn glass. It has been a few years since... Continue Reading →

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