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Tasting Notes: Dickel Bottled-in-Bond

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass I have always liked the George Dickel Distillery products. Their No.12 has always been my “go to” Tennessee Whisky since my days at United Distillers. It is a very solid Tennessee whisky... Continue Reading →

Five Very Good Bourbons Not Made In Kentucky

I am a fan of Kentucky Straight Bourbons. I believe that at this point in history the best Bourbons in the world are being made here in Kentucky. Kentucky has all of the ingredients that are needed to make a... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past: Waterfill And Frazier Bar Tray, Juarez, Mexico

When Prohibition came to America, Mary Dowling, the heir to the Dowling Bros. Distillery and Waterfill and Frazier brand, did not like it. Her answer was to move her distillery to Juarez, Mexico and continue to make Bourbon. At that... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: OYO Sherry Cask Finished Bourbon

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass This Bourbon is made by Middle West Spirits of Columbus, Ohio. I was first introduced to their Bourbon several years ago by my friend, John Lipman. He had a bottle of their... Continue Reading →

When American Distilleries Lost Their Way

The late 1960s were hard times for American Distilleries. Whiskey sales were declining every year. New products such as Vodka and Tequila were gaining market share at astonishing rates. Light beer was growing in popularity as consumers wanted less alcohol... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Before Prohibition: Distilleries in Nelson County, Kentucky 1880-1920

Join us next week for Sip & Smoke at Oxmoor Farm! Dixie Hibbs is a woman of many talents. She served a term as Mayor of Bardstown, but politics are not her real passion – she loves the history of... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Catcher’s Rye

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass Join us next week for Sip & Smoke at Oxmoor Farm! Catcher’s Rye is a straight rye whiskey from Two James Spirits in Detroit, Michigan. It is not surprising that Michigan has... Continue Reading →

Bourbon Barons: Isaac Wolfe Bernheim

Join us TOMORROW for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm: Women Distillers Isaac Wolfe Bernheim’s story is very similar to many other German Jews who came to America to enjoy a freedom to prosper that was not available to Jews in... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past – Raising Barrels At Louisville Cooperage

In 1944 Schenley Distilleries purchased the Louisville Cooperage. It was part of a plan by Schenley to control as much of the whiskey-making process as they could, including the barrel making process. They would later purchase the Chess and Wymond... Continue Reading →

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