1. The Tantalizingly Odd Origins of Distillation

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    Old Singani, a French Still

    A Short History of Whiskey

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  2. Top Six Craft Distilleries to Buy From Online

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    Mezcal Distillery

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  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. 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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  8. Town Branch Bourbon Review

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    Town Branch Bourbon Review

    Like the bourbon, this Town Branch Bourbon review is going to be simple, to the point, and worth your time.

    For starters, one key idea from the temperance movement is that: "alcohol is dangerous!" Well...

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  9. David Nicholson Reserve Review

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    David Nicholson Reserve Review

    This David Nicholson Reserve review tells the story of one of the longest-lasting family legacies in bourbon. It all began in a small private room in the back of a grocery store somewhere around N. 6th St. in St. Louis, Missouri.

    The store owner, David Nicholson, developed...

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  10. Blood Oath Bourbon Review

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    Blood Oath Bourbon Review

    The problem with writing a Blood Oath Bourbon Review is that choosing just one bottle is incredibly difficult. We have to go with a cold reason to pick which one of its fantastic collections to talk about.

    Since Luxco has released a new Blood Oath Pact No. every year since 2015 (created...

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