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Angel’s Envy Bought By Bacardi

By Richard Thomas News broke Tuesday, March 30 that Louisville-based bottler Angel’s Envy has been purchased by drinks corporation Bacardi. Angel’s Envy was started by longtime Brown-Forman man and Bourbon Hall of Famer Lincoln Henderson. The company’s first release was a popular and innovative port-finished bourbon, followed by a cask strength version of the same and a rum-finished rye whiskey. ...

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US Treasury Declares Pappy Van Winkle Legal Currency

Pappy Gold

By Richard Thomas In a press conference this morning, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew declared Pappy Van Winkle, the famous and prized bourbon, a form of legal tender in the United States. “President Obama and I agreed that taking this step would not only ensure the future stability of the dollar,” said Lew, “but also save America’s treasured bourbon industry ...

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Homemade Bourbon Apple Butter Recipe

Apple peeling for bourbon apple butter

By Richard Thomas “Apple butter” always makes me think of the Civil War, Cracker Barrel gift shops, and other old timey, country-style references. This is probably because apple butter isn’t the staple condiment it used to be, and even more so because it isn’t made at home anymore due to the fairly sizable amount of time involved. Still, if you ...

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