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15 Distilleries To Visit In Kentucky

15 Distilleries To Visit In Kentucky

This is too easy. It’s like shooting fish in a barrel. Really, it would be very hard to make a mistake here. Because chances are, if you visit any distillery within the greater Kentucky environs, it’s almost impossible not to end up with something decent in your tumbler. And believe it or not, it’s not […]

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Love Bourbon? Thank The Timber Industry. And The Great Depression.

Love Bourbon? Thank The Timber Industry. And The Great Depression.

We love our vintage clothes and Thanksgiving leftovers and eco-friendly upcycling. So why is it America insists on a new white oak barrel every time a little bit of bourbon needs some aging? That’s a good, and complicated question. And like any complicated question, it has a few possible answers, ranging from the Great Depression […]

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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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