1. The Best Snacks For Bourbon Tasting

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    The Best Snacks For Bourbon Tasting

    Tasting your way across Kentucky, the American South, and the myriad of extant bourbon distilleries? You shouldn’t do it on an empty stomach.

    Including snacks alongside your bourbon tasting help to pad your stomach against the high-proof heat. Also, though, it adds a whole new layer of tasting notes and textures that you may have otherwise missed.

     Let’s look at some of the...

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  2. 5 Absinthe Cocktails to Break the Taboo

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    Absinthe Cocktails

    The taboo surrounding absinthe is real.

    That’s why we’re here to tell you: Don’t be afraid. Not only is absinthe’s herbaceous and floral palette refreshing--its versatility in cocktails is unmatched.

    So, to that end, we’ve brought together five absinthe cocktails you should try so you can break the taboo without fear.

     

    What is absinthe?

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  3. Age vs No Age Statement Whiskeys

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    Age vs No Age Statement Whiskeys

    We see them all the time sitting side by side on the shelf—a Laphroaig 10-year-old sitting by a Laphroaig Cask Strength, or a Talisker 18 next to a Talisker Storm.

    What is an age statement, and why the fuss?

    Rye Whiskey SpiritHistorically, age was equated w...

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  4. How to Craft the Perfect Old Fashioned

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    The perfect Old Fashioned can be an elusive thing to find in your local corner bar, and even in some of the most upscale establishments in the country. It’s not as simple as pouring some bourbon and sugar in a glass with an orange slice. But people often treat it that way. So, how DO you craft the perfect Old Fashioned?

    First and foremost, to craft the perfect Old Fashioned, you must start w...

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  5. Scotch Whiskey's 5 Regions

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    Scotch Highlands

    Scotch whisky is one of the most revered and distinguished beverages in the world. With so much cultural cachet and so many different subcategories, scotch can be a little intimidating. But not to fear, in this article, we break down Scotch Whiskey's 5 regions in Scotland and their distinctive whisky styles!

    What makes Scotch, Scotch?

    Because of its lengthy history...

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  6. How Does the Mash Bill Affect the Flavor of Bourbon?

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    There are a variety of things that affect the flavor of bourbon. These include the storage temperature, the time it is aged, and the bourbon mash bill. Bourbon flavor can range from really sweet to incredibly spicy, and from super smooth to overly sharp. That being said, the one thing that has the greatest effect on the taste of the spirit is the mash bill.

    A bourbon mash...

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  7. Mezcal vs. Tequila: What’s The Difference?

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    We've seen Mezcal and Tequila on the shelves at the back of the bar. They’re sitting right next to each other...does that mean they're the same thing? Yes and no. Confused? Let’s fix that.

    You probably already know that scotch, bourbon, and rye are all whiskeys, though they go through different methods of production. It’s a similar situation with mezcal and tequila. All tequilas can be co...

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  8. Brandy Week

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    Brandy Week

    Welcome to Brandy Week 2020! It’s not the most popular spirit week. But that’s just because brandy’s never gotten the traction gin and bourbon have in the United States. It’s also a broad name for a lot of unique spirits. While you may love one kind of brandy, like Cognac, you might blanch at another, like Pisco. Brandy Week is for everyone! We promise. If you are brand-n...

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  9. Welcome to National Bourbon Heritage Month

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    National Bourbon Heritage Month

    Here’s the thing about heritage months–they’re established by law. Elected officials have to feel so much passion about an issue that they write or sponsor legislation to devote an entire month to it. When someone asks how much America loves bourbon, the answer is: enough to dedicate the month of September to it.

    If you’v...

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  10. Why Have a National Rum Punch Day?

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    Why have a National Rum Punch Day

    Unlike National Bourbon Heritage Month, there’s no congressional decree that makes September 20th Rum Punch Day. The specific history of the holiday is a little thin. It just appeared in a world that needed it.

    Why do we need a Rum Punch Day? Because rum punch belongs in a broader taxonomy of Tiki c...

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