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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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Treat Bourbon Right, Or Else

  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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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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Kentucky Watermelon

Everybody enjoys watermelon when summertime rolls around, here’s a fun and easy way to make your favorite Kentucky straight bourbon and watermelon become fast friends.   INGREDIENTS: 1 medium-sized watermelon 1 pint and a half of good Kentucky straight bourbon   PREPARATION: Place watermelon on a rimmed tray, carefully score diagonal gashes several inches apart […]

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80-Proof Amp Made of Whiskey Barrels

Whiskey and great music have always been inextricably linked. Fender continues to solidify that relationship with its limited release of the “80 Proof” Blues Junior Amplifier. Beautifully encased in repurposed whiskey barrels, the amplifier sports brass knobs and a brass control plate, plus a gorgeous leather handle. And to top it all off, the Fender […]

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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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Sweet Potato Casserole with Bourbon Pecan Crumble

You’ll love this quick and easy Sweet Potato Casserole.   This Thanksgiving you’ll be in awe as you watch the entire household stuff their faces with this sweet and savory skillet dish. They’ll be powerless to resist once they taste the buttery bourbon and brown sugar pecan topping. We repeat: buttery bourbon and brown sugar […]

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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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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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