Tag Archives: Tennessee 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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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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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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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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Buffalo Trace Distillery now a National Historic Landmark

Buffalo Trace’s George T. Stagg Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky has been named as a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service.   Established in 1857, the distillery was later purchased by E.H. Taylor Jr. in 1870. He refurbished it, building brick warehouses including the notorious Warehouse C which was destroyed by tornado. The site also […]

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How to Navigate a Sea of Antique Booze

Drinking antique booze has become a thing of late. Much of the allure lies in the idea that it can provide a clear snapshot into the past. In 2010, salvage divers from Sweden found 230-year-old intact Champagne bottles in a shipwreck at the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Of course, they popped a bottle and found […]

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3 Radical Whiskeys to Blow Your Mind

Experiment With Whiskey Legions of new distilleries have sprung up across the country in the last decade. The nation is now peppered with hip, youthful artisans pushing the limits of their new-found craft. The distillation of whiskey has now become a full-fledged battle royale, with the  Tennessee and Kentucky old-timers going toe-to-toe with the brash young upstarts. […]

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