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Mike And Matt Taste Silent Brigade Bourbon

While on the American Duchess in August, we stopped in Paducah, Kentucky. This is the home of the Silent Brigade Distillery. It is a small distillery on Broadway in Paducah. It has a small pot still and doubler and they... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Rare Perfection Canadian Whisky

Rare Perfection is a brand being bottled by the Preservation Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky. This company has been in the whiskey business since the 1980s. They sourced whiskey and sold it in the Japanese market for many years before bringing... Continue Reading →

Winter At A Distillery

Winter has always been my favorite time to visit a Distillery. Distilleries are very hot places to work in or visit. The heat of the stills make them very hot places in the summer. That is why traditionally, distilleries close... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Kentucky Bourbon: The Early Years Of Whiskeymaking

This is the first history of Bourbon that I read while working as an archivist for United Distillers. I still use the book for reference on early distilling in America. Henry G. Crowgey wrote this book as a condensed version... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste 15 Stars Bourbons

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass I received some samples of 15 Stars Bourbon this summer. I have not reviewed them earlier because of the backlog of whiskeys to taste. They are very good products and Matt and... Continue Reading →

Justins’ House Of Bourbon

About ten years ago, I posted something on Facebook about my ideal liquor store. Justins’ House of Bourbon meets most of the criteria I set for my perfect liquor store. There is an excellent selection of American whiskeys. They carry... Continue Reading →

Book Review – Bourbon In Kentucky: A History Of Distilleries In Kentucky

Chet Zoeller, with his son Trey, founded the Jefferson’s Reserve brand. I have known Chet for over a decade and I helped him find information on many of the distilleries in the book. He is always looking for more information... Continue Reading →

Mike And Matt Taste Solomon Scott Bottled-in-Bond Rye

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass I have always liked the whiskeys that Alan Bishop is making at the Spirits of French Lick Distillery. I was happy when he sent this bottle of rye whiskey to me the... Continue Reading →

Maker’s Mark Wood Project Whiskeys 2022

Last March I was invited to participate in a behind-the-scenes look at how Maker’s Mark picks their wood project series of whiskeys. Jane Bowie invited me and several other whiskey writers to her lab at the distillery. I have written... Continue Reading →

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