What do you think of when you think of rye whiskey? Is your head filled with images of hard-drinking cowboys or hard-bitten detectives? Bottles in brown paper bags littering Skid Row? Or do you think of a Manhattan, properly made with rye whiskey, in a swanky Prohibition Era club? Or just a glass of your favorite rye neat?
If the last image isn’t the first to pop into your head, by the end o
Corn whiskey has a bad rap. Well, can you blame folks? There is so much mediocre whiskey out there. Admit it: when you think of corn whiskey, you think of mountains with illegal stills tucked away out behind the barn. You don’t think of it in the same way you think of bourbon or scotch. Corn whiskey is the unsophisticated little brother that never grew up. A Peter Pan of spirits (without the pixie d
“This rare whiskey shall never again be made.”
The first release of the Blood Oath Pact series was in 2015. Since then, master distiller John Rempe has released a new, limited-edition bourbon each year. The Pact, below, is inscribed on every label.
This rare whiskey shall never again be mad
Kentucky, Barrel Proof, Tennessee Straight, Bottled in Bond, Small Batch, Rye, Corn, Wheat, Old, and Young…the bourbon market has expanded. And distillers are working hard to meet the growing demand.
Here are 9 bourbon suggestions that span the infinite possibilities. Enjoy!
Bourbon balls are a Christmastime confection inspired by Southern flavors. They make a great addition to any cookie and candy tray during the holidays.
They were created by schoolteacher and candy maker Ruth Hanly Booe in 1938. She was inspired by the sage words of a visiting dignitary: “the two best tastes in the world are a sip of Kentucky bourbon” paired with Booe’s chocolate.
As 2021 comes to a close, we visit the bourbons which took top honors in the International Whiskey Competition, World Whiskies Award, San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and the North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition.
No matter what your favorite style of bourbon--Kentucky Straight, Bottled-in-Bond, Small Batch, Rye, or Wheat--there is a bourbon on our list for you.
For thirteen years, America participated in an ill-fated experiment to prohibit alcohol consumption. As the country soon discovered, criminalizing hooch created a whole host of new problems. A rise in organized crime and a massive financial blow to the government were two of those problems. The pressure of the Depression eventually lifted restrictions on alcohol. But over ten thousand American lives
From aperitifs and wine pairing to digestifs and beers, we’ve got Thanksgiving covered
Thanksgiving is, for many, a full-day feast. So we’ve compiled a list of our favorite alcoholic accompaniments to bring. They range from aperitifs to serve as everyone arrives and snacks on hors d’oeuvres, to the classic digestif as the perfect close to the evening. In between, we’ll have suggest
Searching for a great Veteran’s Day gift for the Scotch-whisky-loving veteran in your life but don’t know much about scotch? If so, the local liquor store’s abundant offerings can be daunting. Not to worry, though. Below isa list of five high-quality scotches that are sure to make a splash this Veteran’s Day.
The following list will help you in your search for a great Veteran’s Day gift. But
Legend has it, Paul Jones Jr.’s proposal to a southern Belle inspired the creation of Four Roses. If her answer was yes, she would wear a corsage of roses to the ball. He waited until that day and in she came with a corsage of four roses. The four roses corsage would inspire Jones Jr. to trademark the name “Four Roses” in 1888. This was four years after moving to Whiskey Row in Louisville, Kentucky. Even