Bourbon History

Beaumont Inn – A Place Steeped In Bourbon Heritage

In the 19th century the Dedman family entered the Bourbon business in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The C.M. Dedman Distillery, DSP 16, 8th District, was not a large distillery. The Mida’s Financial Index of 1909 gave the distillery an “F” ranking with... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Starlight Single Barrel Bourbon, Barrel 1455

Join us tonight for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm! This Bourbon was picked by The Bourbon Society from the barrels offered at the Starlight Distillery in Southern Indiana. It was bottled at cask strength and unfiltered. The Bourbon Society... Continue Reading →

Bourbon’s Unsung Heroes: Ted Huber And Farm Distilling

Join us August 1 for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm! Farm Distilleries were common before Prohibition. The excise tax on distilled spirits made them less common after the American Civil War, but they continued to exist up to the... Continue Reading →

Bourbon And Cigar Pairing: RoMaCraft CroMagnon Mode5 Maduro

RoMa Craft is a great boutique brand available in select shops. The CroMagnon was the first cigar they ever produced, and in under a decade RoMa Craft has earned quite the following. You can usually find an excellent cigar from... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Old Overholt Bottled-in-Bond Rye

Join us tonight for Historic Flights at The Silver Dollar or next week at the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm! Old Overholt is one of the oldest names in American Whiskey dating back to 1810. It was originally a Pennsylvania... Continue Reading →

Kentucky’s Great Distilleries: Maker’s Mark – Setting The Bar For The 21st Century

Join us Wednesday for Historic Flights at The Silver Dollar or next Wednesday for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm. Maker’s Mark is now owned by Beam Suntory, but it was the wisdom of its founder T. William Samuels Sr.... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Long Road Straight Bourbon

This Bourbon is from the Long Road Distillery in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Their Distiller, Jon O’Conner sent me this bottle along with a couple of other bottles of products they make there after a request for bottles to review for... Continue Reading →

From My Archive: A Study Of The Changes Taking Place In Whiskey Stored In Wood

In my days as archivist at United Distillers I was able to access many interesting pieces from the old Schenley collection in the archives. One of these items was copy from The Journal of the American Chemical Society from January... Continue Reading →

What Makes Four Roses Yellow Label Go With So Many Cigars?

The short answer to the question is: I don’t know. If you are looking for something Earth-shattering or based in scientific research I’m not going to be able to help you. But if you want to know my thoughts based... Continue Reading →

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