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Tasting Notes – Starlight Estate Apple Brandy Bottled-in-Bond

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass When most people think of a Bottled-in-Bond product, they think of whiskey. Bourbon and Rye whiskeys are the most common expressions of bonded products, but the law allows for all aged spirits... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes – Starlight Pear Brandy

This post sponsored by the Glencairn Whisky Glass I visited Ted Huber a couple of years ago and we started tasting barrels in their warehouses at Starlight Distillery. One of the spirits I tasted was a pear brandy that had... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Starlight Single Barrel Bourbon, Barrel 1455

This Bourbon was picked by The Bourbon Society from the barrels offered at the Starlight Distillery in Southern Indiana. It was bottled at cask strength and unfiltered. The Bourbon Society picks some very good barrels and this is no exception.... Continue Reading →

Bourbon’s Unsung Heroes: Ted Huber And Farm Distilling

Farm Distilleries were common before Prohibition. The excise tax on distilled spirits made them less common after the American Civil War, but they continued to exist up to the beginning of Prohibition. With Repeal came stricter regulations and it became... Continue Reading →

Tasting Notes: Carl T. Indiana Straight Bourbon

Join us June 6 for the Bourbon Salon at Oxmoor Farm or tonight at The Silver Dollar for Historic Flights! Ted Huber is a man of vision. He saw the Bourbon industry growing and expanded his farm’s Huber’s Starlight Distillery,... Continue Reading →

Starlight Distillery in Hoosier Occupied Northern Kentucky

My mother was born in Scottsburg, Indiana and my Grandfather always said Indiana did not really start until you got north of Seymore. Indiana because the politicians in Indianapolis could care less about the people living along the Ohio River.... Continue Reading →

American Fruit Brandy – A Spirit to Watch

Before prohibition Fruit Brandies were very popular in the United States. In the 18th century peach brandy demanded a higher price than whiskey in Kentucky taverns. Early Kentucky distillers often made both whiskey and brandy for their own use and... Continue Reading →

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