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The Fight For Bottled-In-Bond

The Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897 was the result of a struggle between straight whiskey producers and rectifiers, who purchased bulk whiskey and/or neutral spirits to make whiskey. It was a long struggle with an economic impact on the distilling industry... Continue Reading →

Flashback Friday – T.W. Bullitt Private Stock Bourbon ca. 1962

T. W. Bullitt was born into a family with a long history in Jefferson County, Kentucky. Bullitt County, Kentucky was named for this family. Their family estate is Oxmoor Farm in eastern Jefferson County and in the family since the... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes – Corsets, Whips & Whiskey Wheat Whiskey

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Corsets, Whips & Whiskey is a 100% wheat whiskey made by the Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks, Michigan. Its name is derived from the fact that the distillery is located in a... Continue Reading →

Brand History – Ezra Brooks

The Ezra Brooks brand was created by “21” Brands, Inc. This company was founded in 1933 in New York as a distributing company. In 1959, “21” Brands, Inc. decided to take advantage of a shortage of Jack Daniel’s Old No.7,... Continue Reading →

Glassware Review Of The Glencairn Mixing Glass

The first time I experienced the Glencairn mixing glass was about five years ago. I was having a drink with Fred Minnick at the local tavern near his home. He asked me if I tried the new Canadian whisky glass... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes – Kentucky Par Bourbon

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Kentucky Par is the end result of a couple of guys having dinner one evening and one of them pulling out an old bottle he found in his father’s desk drawer. He... Continue Reading →

17 Very Good Rye Whiskeys Not Made In Indiana

About six years ago, John Pogue told me that MGP selling barrels of rye to rectifiers was the best and worst thing that has happened to rye whiskey in decades – the best thing because there was an explosive growth... Continue Reading →

Book Review – American Whiskey, Bourbon & Rye

Clay Risen is an editor at the New York Times and a very talented drinks writer. I have known Clay for some time. We have served on a few panels together at whiskey events and have had several email correspondence... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes – Buzzard’s Roost Very Small Batch and Barrel Proof

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Jason Brauner, co-owner of Bourbons Bistro, has had a dream to make his own Bourbon for about two decades. He gathered some other investors together and created the Buzzard’s Roost Rye label... Continue Reading →

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