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Mapping the American Bourbon Trail From Kentucky to California

Mapping the American Bourbon Trail From Kentucky to California

Kentucky is usually top of mind when one thinks about bourbon, which is to say all of the time. But America’s spirit is actually produced across the entire continental United States. Those looking to journey beyond the (rightfully) well-reputed Kentucky Bourbon Trail might consider a grander, coast-to-coast bourbon sojourn. The great American bourbon trail, if you will.

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8 of the Best American Single Malt Whiskies

8 of the Best American Single Malt Whiskies

When you hear the term “single malt whiskey,” you likely think of Scotch whisky. Scotland’s bold distilleries have made the term almost synonymous with the country’s single distillery offerings. But American distillers are taking up the single malt mantle as well. An American single malt whiskey, like a Scotch single malt, is a whiskey that’s […]

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7 of America’s Best Bourbons Not From Kentucky

7 of America’s Best Bourbons Not From Kentucky

Bourbon has a strong claim as America’s spirit. And while the most famous bottles come from Kentucky (which makes sense numbers-wise, considering that some 95 percent of bourbon comes from the Bluegrass State), they actually don’t have to. And that means there are plenty of good bourbons being made around the country. By law, all […]

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3 Dram-Worthy Date Nights For Whiskey Lovers

3 Dram-Worthy Date Nights For Whiskey Lovers

If you’re a loyal VinePair reader, there’s at least a small chance that you’re not just a whiskey lover, but that you’re part of a whiskey-loving couple. If that’s the case, something you should definitely be doing is incorporating your shared love of whiskey into your date nights. Nothing says ”I love you” like a good […]

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Why Scotch Distilleries Use Copper Stills

Why Scotch Distilleries Use Copper Stills

The image of the large copper whisky still is iconic. Whether it’s in Scotland making Scotch whisky, or in America making moonshine and whiskey with an “e,” the copper still signifies quality and taste. But why, exactly, do distillers stick with copper on both sides of the Atlantic? After all, stills can technically be made […]

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