In lyrics, as in life, Toby Keith gets it wrong. The man who crooned about needing whiskey for his men and beer for horses omitted one crucial addition: water. (Mr. Keith also apparently has no women friends, but this is perhaps not a revelation.) Last month, Scientific Reports published a study on the chemical benefits […]
Making one of the world’s great bourbons sounds like a dream job. And it is. But for Brent Elliott, assuming the role of Four Roses Master Distiller in 2015 wasn’t exactly a walk in the clouds. He inherited the reins from Jim Rutledge, an industry legend who worked with the brand for nearly a half […]
Kentucky is usually top of mind when one thinks about bourbon, which is to say all of the time. But America’s spirit is actually produced across the entire continental United States. Those looking to journey beyond the (rightfully) well-reputed Kentucky Bourbon Trail might consider a grander, coast-to-coast bourbon sojourn. The great American bourbon trail, if you will.
As the global thirst for bourbon continues to grow, the popularity of storied brands like Four Roses shows no signs of dwindling. Whiskey fans can’t seem to get enough of the delicious, indigenous spirit whose origins are indelibly tied to the story of America. Bourbon’s history can be traced back to pre-Revolutionary War times, when […]
While bourbon may reign supreme among American whiskeys, it’s not the only whiskey made here. In fact, Jack Daniel’s, the most popular whiskey brand in America, is not a bourbon but a Tennessee whiskey, and most of the classic American whiskey-based cocktails call for rye, not its sweeter cousin bourbon. So what’s the difference between […]
Bourbon has a strong claim as America’s spirit. And while the most famous bottles come from Kentucky (which makes sense numbers-wise, considering that some 95 percent of bourbon comes from the Bluegrass State), they actually don’t have to. And that means there are plenty of good bourbons being made around the country. By law, all […]
There’s no denying that bourbon has become the brown spirit most American drinkers prefer over any other, but what these drinkers may not realize is that this American whiskey has a lot in common with its Scottish cousin, especially in the ways in which it is made. And that means if you’re fond of bourbon, […]
Some things just go hand in hand: wine and cheese, beer and pizza, bourbon and the Kentucky Derby. Held every year in Louisville on the first Saturday of the month of May, the Derby is the grand finale of the two-week festival leading up to the big event.
Good craft distilleries are hard to come by, but some craft distilleries are better than others. That’s because they have incredible tasting rooms and bars attached. These are the 10 best distillery bars to seek out. Believe us, the journey is worth it. Anchor Distilling Company in San Francisco, California You’d be forgiven for only thinking about […]