Bourbon History


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Bourbon By The Barrel

The Filson Historical Society has the Taylor-Hay Family Papers. This collection includes the papers of Col. E. H. Taylor, Jr. that includes the letter books from the O.F.C. Distillery. These books are the 19th century equivalent of photocopies of his... Continue Reading →

Bourbon Barons – Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr.

Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. was born near the banks of the Mississippi River in the Jackson Purchase region of Kentucky, near the town of Henderson, Kentucky. He was the son of John Taylor. In 1835 his father, John, died of... Continue Reading →

Images Of The Past – Old Taylor Distillery Office

This image of the Old Taylor Distillery office was taken in the early 20th century. It is an interesting image in that it shows people visiting the distillery. Edmond Haynes Taylor, Jr. was a pioneer in Bourbon tourism. He believed... Continue Reading →

The E.H. Taylor, Jr. Tour: A Retrospective

Mint Julep Tours likes to do specialty tours of Bourbon Country. Last summer they asked me to do a tour focusing on the history of E.H. Taylor, Jr. It was a small tour of about 20 people which gave me... Continue Reading →

Rye And Cigar Pairing: Pardron 1964 Anniversario

Last spring, Michael, Wayne Klawier, and I began meeting at Wayne’s house to study the pairing of bourbon and cigars. Throughout that time we have studied numerous cigars from numerous manufacturers, and we’ve even branched out to include brandies from... Continue Reading →

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