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Kentucky Is Neither the Birthplace Nor Apex of American Whiskey

Kentucky Is Neither the Birthplace Nor Apex of American Whiskey

Virginia is in many ways the true birthplace of American whiskey. As we let that sink in, note that Kentucky will always be known as America’s preeminent whiskey destination. But its eastern neighbor is giving it a run for its money. Virginia distilleries bottle some of the best American whiskeys available today, and, more surprisingly, […]

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A Craft Beer Revolution Is Brewing in America’s Bourbon Capital

A Craft Beer Revolution Is Brewing in America’s Bourbon Capital

Kentucky ranks almost last in the number of breweries and their economic impact per capita.  Hindered until last year by restrictive laws and overshadowed by another alcoholic beverage whose popularity boomed this decade (hint: rhymes with schmurbon), craft brewers in the Bluegrass State were generally betting against the house. However, Kentucky’s craft beer fortune flows […]

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Why Does Maker’s Mark Spell Whisky Without an ‘E’?

Why Does Maker’s Mark Spell Whisky Without an ‘E’?

When it comes to whiskey, two things are certain: America and Ireland spell it with an “e,” and every other country spells it without. But like every rule, there are exceptions. In America, one notable exception is Marker’s Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky. Maker’s Mark chooses the Scottish way to spell whisky, even though it’s […]

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The 5 Best Single Barrel Bourbons Available Now

The 5 Best Single Barrel Bourbons Available Now

Single barrel bourbon, often referred to as single cask, is a higher grade of whiskey that comes from an individual aging barrel. Generally, distilleries blend whiskies from multiple barrels and years to create consistency in color and flavor profiles among their products. In the case of single barrel, however, each barrel is bottled separately, dated […]

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