Bourbon History

Counterfeit Whiskey Bottles

Janet Patton, of the Lexington Herald Leader newspaper, recently wrote an article about counterfeit bottles of Blanton’s Bourbon being sold on the market. This is not a new problem. There have been counterfeit bottles of whiskey since the time that... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Jeptha Creed Red White and Blue Corn Straight Bourbon

Jeptha Creed Distillery is in Shelbyville, Kentucky. They are famous for their farm to bottle Bloody Butcher Corn Bourbon. They have expanded this mash bill a little by adding white and blue corn to their mash bill when making this... Continue Reading →

Mike and Matt Taste Rabbit Hole Raceking Cask Strength Double Chocolate Malt Bourbon

I recently received a bottle of a limited edition whiskey from Rabbit Hole: Raceking Cask Strength Double Chocolate Malt Bourbon. I love chocolate malt in small amounts and I am not sure what "Double Chocolate Malt" means, so I was... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Resurgens Single Malt Rye

Resurgens Single Malt Rye is from the ASW Distillery in Atlanta, Georgia. The distillery was founded by Jim Chasteen, Charlie Thompson and Justin Manglitz, all graduates of the University of Georgia. They use pot stills in the Scottish tradition to... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Tamworth Bonded Spirits

Several months ago, Matt and I tasted Chocorua Rye from the Tamworth Distillery in Tamworth, New Hampshire. I had a chance to get a couple of more bottles of their products and I purchased them. I purchased a bonded Bourbon... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste White Hills Single Barrel Bourbon

White Hills Single Barrel Bourbon is made by the White Hills Distillery in Shelton. Connecticut. The distillery is family owned and run by Dan Beardsley. The small Connecticut distillery is a short walk from the family’s cider mill and orchard... Continue Reading →

Bourbon In The 1890s

There are many parallels between what was happening to the Bourbon industry in the 1890s and what is happening in the industry today. I thought I would take a look at the industry then and now. First during the 1890s,... Continue Reading →

Whiskey of the Month – January 2023 – Southern Star Paragon Double Rye

The Southern Star Paragon Double Rye is made at the Southern Distilling Company in Statesville, North Carolina. The owners, Pete and Vienna Barger, created the company to make good whiskey - for themselves and others. Their business plan included becoming... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Chattanooga Bourbon Whiskey

This Bourbon is made at the Chattanooga Distillery in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Rosemary and I visited there in 2019 while on a trip on the American Queen Steamboat. We found their whiskey to be very good. They are a small distillery... Continue Reading →

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