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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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A Shortcut To Aged Whiskey? Product Testing The Oak Barrel

A Shortcut To Aged Whiskey? Product Testing The Oak Barrel

When a product claims to revolutionize a particular market, especially with some kind of fast-forward effect, a lot of us run to the store, purchase said product, and slather it all over our bodies, friends, and pets. Ask anyone who’s used a “rapid wrinkle repair” cream or tried to “Bulk up!!” or “Lose two dress sizes!!!” […]

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What’s The Deal With Pappy Van Winkle?

What’s The Deal With Pappy Van Winkle?

Not asking the way Jerry Seinfeld asks what’s the deal with airport peanuts (actually…does he ever do that?). Asking in the way people fairly interested in bourbon, semi-versed in distilling history, and completely out-priced to enter the annual mosh pit Pappy craze, might ask: with a bit of terror, a bit of annoyance, and just […]

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The 10 Best Whiskies To Use In An Old Fashioned

The 10 Best Whiskies To Use In An Old Fashioned

There are two kinds of people in this world (or three kinds, including people who try to defend Star Wars Episodes 1 through 3). But among drinkers, there’s the kind who’ve had an Old Fashioned, and those who haven’t. Within those categories are further subdivisions: those who’ve not only had an Old Fashioned cocktail, but […]

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