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13 Things You Didn’t Know About Bourbon

13 Things You Didn’t Know About Bourbon

America loves its bourbon. We stand in line for it. We (slurrily) wax poetic about it. We fall into embarrassingly overexaggerated southern porch drawls after about four fingers of it. But how much do most of us actually know about it? Beyond its sweet, sweet brown beauty, that is. There’s plenty to know about bourbon, […]

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Strawberry And Maple Brown Derby [RECIPE]

Strawberry And Maple Brown Derby [RECIPE]

Today I’m sharing a version of the classic cocktail, the Brown Derby, that really captures the time period between winter and spring. The idea for this version came to me during a recent trip to the supermarket, where I was inspired by all the fresh, bright strawberries on display. Together with the bourbon’s spiciness, the fruit serves to […]

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7 Of The Best Craft Bourbons You Have To Try Right Now

7 Of The Best Craft Bourbons You Have To Try Right Now

Bourbon is currently more popular than ever before, and although for the longest time historic Kentucky distilleries have produced the lion’s share of quality whiskey, new “craft” distillers are starting to pop up all over the country. And some of them are making Bourbon so good, they’re giving the traditional producers a run for their […]

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7 Reasons A Whiskey Tasting Is One Of The Best Places To Really Learn About Whiskey

7 Reasons A Whiskey Tasting Is One Of The Best Places To Really Learn About Whiskey

Whiskey — or Whisky, depending on how you spell it and what region of the world it’s made in — can be a very confounding thing indeed. There are so many different styles and flavors, blends, single malts, single barrels, small batch, corn, rye, Irish, Scottish, Tennessee; it’s enough to make anyone’s head spin. So how […]

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Is Kentucky’s Terroir The Secret To Great Bourbon?

Is Kentucky’s Terroir The Secret To Great Bourbon?

Legally speaking, bourbon can be made anywhere in the U.S. But we’re not gonna talk about that. We want to know why 95% of national bourbon production takes place in one region in northwestern Kentucky. Not trying to invite the wrath of bourbonites (Kentucky-bound and beyond), but what the hell makes the place so special?

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Welcome To Warehouse X, Where The Distillers Are Attempting To Make The Perfect Bourbon

Welcome To Warehouse X, Where The Distillers Are Attempting To Make The Perfect Bourbon

Warehouse X doesn’t sound like somewhere you wanna be. Whether you’re talking superhero universe or regular non-spandexed human life, warehouses are generally reserved for angry foreman hauntings and terrible, glow-stick thrusting raves. Another alternative: they never quite named the place, but we’re pretty sure Warehouse X is where they took Mel Gibson’s character in Conspiracy […]

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