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Whiskey Of The Month July 2022 – George Dickel / Leopold Brothers Collaboration Rye

George Dickel has never made a rye whiskey before now. They had their distiller Nicole Austin make some rye whiskey on their column still and then partnered with Todd Leopold of Leopold Brothers Distillery in Colorado, who made some rye... Continue Reading →

Schenley Distillers Corporation – The Forgotten Giant Part Two

After the war, Schenley continued to grow. Between the end of the war and 1950, Schenley become the distributor for Kahlua in the United States; acquired the Pebbleford Distillery in Ekron, Kentucky; 50% of Dowling Bros. Distillery in Burgin, Kentucky;... Continue Reading →

Is Tennessee Whiskey Bourbon?

Many people ask me how is Tennessee whiskey different from Bourbon? The fact is there are very few differences. Tennessee whiskey is at least 51% corn.  It is distilled at no higher than 160 proof. It is aged in new... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: George Dickel Small Batch 17 Year

George Dickel entered the whisky business in 1870 selling the whiskey made at the Cascade Hollow Distillery in Tullahoma, Tennessee. The whisky he sold was made using the ‘Lincoln County Process of filtering the new make spirit through a ten... Continue Reading →

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