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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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The Bourbon Breakdown

The Bourbon Breakdown

Bourbon is one of the most popular spirits out there. But what actually makes bourbon, bourbon? And how do you tell the differences in quality? This video breaks down all you need to know about bourbon, turning you into an expert in just a few minutes.

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A Beginner’s Guide For Bourbon Virgins

A Beginner’s Guide For Bourbon Virgins

Bourbon was not my entrée into the world of spirits, but it has increasingly become my drink of choice. In fact I was a single malt enthusiast and a wine collector long before I had my first bourbon. Like many others, I have a great history with single malts, and I’ve spent the better part of […]

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Myth Busted: Bourbon Does Not Have To Be Made In Kentucky

Myth Busted: Bourbon Does Not Have To Be Made In Kentucky

In fact, bourbon doesn’t have to be made anywhere near Kentucky—and it can still be 100% authentic.  It’s called “America’s Native Spirit,” after all, not “Kentucky’s Native Spirit.” Not that you should blurt this out to a Kentuckian after you’ve both had a few. Let’s just look at the unbiased, sober (so to speak) regulations […]

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Bourbon Ice Cream Float [Recipe]

Bourbon Ice Cream Float [Recipe]

It’s National Bourbon Month, and we thought there was no better way to celebrate than with this bourbon ice cream float. Think of the float as a grown-up version of the root beer floats you loved as a kid. The drink is still as creamy and decadent as ever, but now it includes a nice […]

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