Bourbon History

Whiskey Cocktails of the 1880s

The cocktail culture of today, has its roots in the 19th century. I thought it would be interesting to look at some of the whiskey cocktails of the 1880s to see how they compare to today’s whiskey cocktails. I have... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Remus Repeal Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Remus Repeal Reserve Bourbon is named for George Remus, “The King of the Bootleggers” of the early days of Prohibition. It is made in Lawrenceburg, Indiana by the MGP distillery. There is... Continue Reading →

Amber Colored American Whiskey

Most bottles of Bourbon and Rye dating from back in the 1950s and 60s, had a rich, red, amber color. This includes younger whiskey - 4-year-old bonded products such as Old Fitzgerald, Old Grand-Dad and Old Forester. Today’s versions of... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past – Seagram Distillery, Louisville, Kentucky Postcard

After the repeal of Prohibition, Seagram built a distillery in Louisville. This distillery was on the southern boundary of the city on Seventh Street Road. The city limits ended not far from where they built this distillery at the time.... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Boone County Small Batch Bourbon

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass The Boone County Distillery traces its roots back to 1833 and the Petersburg Distillery in Boone County, Kentucky. The modern distillery was opened in 2015 in Independence, Kentucky. They use their heritage... Continue Reading →

The Evolution Of The Still

The one piece of equipment that defines the distilling industry is the still. The still has been around for a long time. There are two very interesting papers written on the subject of distillation that discuss the origin of distillation.... Continue Reading →

Flashback Friday – Old Forester Bourbon Circa 1986

Old Forester has always been a top notch Bourbon. In the 1980s, when many distilleries were cutting corners and lowering their proof on brands to 80 proof products, Brown-Forman resisted the trend and kept Old Forester at 86 and 100... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Billy Goat Strut North American Whiskey

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass This whiskey is a product of the Kentucky Artisan Distillery in Crestwood, Kentucky. It is an American whiskey because it is a marriage of rye whiskey that they made at the distillery... Continue Reading →

Kentucky’s New Distilleries – Wilderness Trail Distillery

Join us February 4th for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm – Cooking With Bourbon (Includes a tasting of a rare, vintage bourbon!) Wilderness Trail Distillery opened in 2012. It was founded by Shane Baker and Pat Heist, who are experts... Continue Reading →

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