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The Great Bourbon Heist – Case Solved

The case of the great Kentucky bourbon heist has at last been solved. In October of 2013, more than 200 bottles of the highly sought-after Pappy Van Winkle brand of bourbon went missing from a securely locked area of the Buffalo Trace distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky. Even before the robbery, bottles of the bourbon were hard to […]

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Raise Pork that Tastes Like Whiskey

Maybe it was the booze, but it sounded like genius at the time. One day last year, while sitting at a bar with coworkers, Scott Bush, founder of Templeton Rye, a superior spirit aged in the Iowa cornfields, had an epiphany: He should raise a batch of pigs on spent rye mash, the leftover grains […]

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Whiskey and Chocolate

We’ve just finished a really tough job, we took a selection of all-star whiskies and paired them with a selection of delicious chocolates. Sure it was hard, but someone had to do it. By the way, have we mentioned that we’ve got the best jobs in the world here at Hammerstone’s WhiskeyDisks.™ Most people would […]

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Bourbon Marshmallows

Come on, treat your inner child to some homemade bourbon marshmallows. Nothing takes us back to our childhood like good old marshmallows. As kids we’d layer them into expertly-crafted S’mores, but most times we’d just stuff them into our mouths right from the bag. Back then we didn’t care that those lovely, gooey treats were […]

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Apple Hand Pies with Brown Sugar Bourbon Filling

Happiness Fits in the Palm of Your Hand There is only one thing that makes us more happy than an apple pie, and that’s an apple hand pie. Sure, it’s kind of confusing, because a hand pie is still technically a pie. But these little handheld babies deserve a special category all their own. What […]

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The Most Haunted Bar in New York City

Dig into NYC’s dicey history and you’ll find plenty of spine-tingling stories brimming with ghosts that just won’t let go. Here’s one.   With Halloween fast approaching, thoughts naturally turn to ghost stories. And there’s no better place to find ghosts than in a city that’s nearly 400 years old. New York City has seen […]

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8 Great Pairings of Bourbon & Oreos

No matter what age you grew up in, your youth was mostly likely dominated by some favorite combination of foods. Our tender years were permanently marked by milk and cookies. Oreo cookies, to be exact. But don’t you ever wonder what happened to those childhood foods after you grew up and started eating like an […]

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Good News: There’s Alcohol in Space

10,000 light years from earth, in a constellation far far away, there’s a huge cloud of alcohol – it’s space booze. There’s a constellation in outer space named Aquila, it’s a cloud that’s 1000 times larger than the diameter of our solar system. It holds enough alcohol for over 6.4 quadrillion quadrillion shots of whiskey. Unfortunately […]

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She Distills Prime Whisky In Her Garage

For those who seek premium single malt whiskies, travel usually leads to the Scottish Highlands and Speyside region. Or maybe to the Hakushu or Yamazaki distilleries in Japan. But a garage in suburban Tasmania, who would of thought? At 26, Jane Overeem has been producing whisky since she was 18. She and her father distill some of the […]

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Prescription Whiskey

Prohibition began in 1920 with the ratification of the 18th Amendment and the related Volstead Act. These new laws banned the manufacture, sale and transportation of intoxicating beverages. Keep in mind that up to this point alcohol had been a widely used, readily available and relatively cheap remedy for thousands of years. Practitioners and doctors in […]

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