Bourbon History


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Images of the Past – The Sunny Brook Distillery Booth at the 1903 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis

The 1903 Louisiana Purchase Exposition held in St. Louis played an important role in American distilling heritage. Yes, many brands, including Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 and I. W. Harper, won gold medals at the Expo, but that is not... Continue Reading →

Bottled-in-Bond In The 21st Century

March 3, 2017 will be the 120th anniversary of the signing of the Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897. To understand the future of this style of whiskey, we must first understand its past. In the late 19th century there was a... Continue Reading →

History Of Rectifiers Or “Non-Distilling Producers”

There has been a lot of talk about Non-Distilling Producers lately. Consumers feel they are being deceived by this newest generation of rectifiers and people act as if they are a new phenomenon but they are not. People have been... Continue Reading →

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