Tag Archives: American whiskey

The Man Who Brought Bourbon Back

If you’re a bourbon lover who’s reveling in the currently thriving whiskey market, we’d like to suggest that you pour a tipple out for Elmer T. Lee next time you imbibe. It’s a fact that not too long ago the bourbon industry was in deep trouble. Lee is the man who turned it all around. Looking around […]

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Teach Your Friends to Respect Bourbon

  We all have that one friend, the one who insists on mixing expensive, high-end bourbon with Coke. As purists it’s hard not to get offended by such behavior. Just think of all the years a premium whiskey has to wait – patiently cradled in American oak. All those skilled hands that lovingly craft and […]

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Take this test and see how you rate. True or False: Bourbon County gets its name from the numerous bourbon distilleries located there. True or False: “Straight” bourbon must be aged in American oak for a minimum of four years. True or False: The main difference between Kentucky bourbon and Tennessee whiskey is the type […]

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Bourbon Marshmallow S’mores

Make your own S’mores with Homemade Bourbon Marshmallows. Nothing will take you back to your childhood faster than a warm gooey marshmallow. As kids we’d layer them on expertly built S’mores while surrounding a campfire. And sometimes, we’d stuff them into our mouths straight from the bag. Nobody cared that those lovely, sticky treats were […]

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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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The Best Part of Waking Up – Kentucky Coffee in Your Cup

As far as coffee cocktails go, you’ve got your Irish coffee and your Spanish coffee, even Mexican Coffee. The world of alcoholic coffee drinks gets overshadowed by these international mainstays. Good old Kentucky bourbon often gets overlooked as an ideal ingredient. Bourbon offers big vanilla and caramel flavors, some brands even provide hints of cinnamon and spice, making […]

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Jefferson’s Ocean – Whiskey Aged At Sea

Over the last six centuries, rarely has a ship set sail without some measure of whiskey aboard, and in the case of Jefferson’s whiskey, they’re making sure the cargo holds are packed with it. Trey Zoeller, founder of Kentucky-based Jefferson’s Bourbon, is eager to produce mature whiskey for thirsty customers, but he rejects the experimental […]

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Whisk(e)y Flow Chart

There’s a lot of wordage used in classifying the world’s different types of whiskey, or whisky. It can be overwhelming. So, take a seat, pour yourself a tipple over one of our handcrafted whiskey stones and give this handy flow chart a look-see. It’ll help make sense of the often perplexing terminology.

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Whiskey Library has 1,500 Offerings

The Multnomah Whiskey Library in Portland, Oregon features an obsessively curated archive of spirits, tableside whiskey service, and a full curriculum of booze education. Time to dig out your old library card and do some drinking. With 1,500 bottles of liquor, the Multnomah Whiskey Library is a whiskey lover’s paradise. It’s a 2,200 square foot clubhouse with 25-foot high ceilings, […]

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