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Clyde May Announces Plan To Build Alabama Distillery

Conecuh Ridge Distillery, makers of the popular Clyde May’s Whiskey, announced plans to consolidate operations in Alabama last week. The company will build an artisan distillery, rackhouses and a bottling hub in Troy, Alabama, approximately 50 miles southwest of Montgomery, alongside a tasting and experience center and a replica of the original still that Clyde May used when first distilling ...

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Pairing Bourbon And Football

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof

Matching NFL Teams With The Perfect Bourbon By Father John Rayls Let’s say you have a little something riding on the 2017 NFL Season. Of course, all fans take a hit on a loss, whether it’s money, the embarrassment of rooting bigtime for the loser, a dent to city pride or even just to prove that we know more about ...

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West Cork 12 Year Old Sherry Cask Finish Irish Whiskey Review

West Cork 12 Year Old Irish Single Malt

By Randall H. Borkus Rating: B+ West Cork Distillery was founded in 2003 by three lifelong friends; Denis McCarthy, Ger McCarthy and John O’Connell in Union Hall, West Cork, Ireland. Ger and Denis McCarthy had long histories as deep sea trawler men and O’Connell was a scientist focusing on research and development for the food and beverage industries. Inspired by ...

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Q&A With Kevin Ashworth, 610 Magnolia

Kevin Ashworth

Executive Chef At One Of Louisville’s Poshest Restaurants Talks Cooking And Bourbon By Richard Thomas Attendant with Kentucky’s Bourbon Boom is the proliferation of whiskey events and festivals, and the latest comer is Louisville’s Bourbon & Beyond. Taking place in the Derby City next weekend, Bourbon & Beyond stands out from other events in the state in that whereas the ...

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Old Potrero Releasing Two New, California-Only Cask Finishes

First released in 1996, Old Potrero is the oldest American craft whiskey in the U.S. post prohibition. While rye enthusiasts have indulged in Old Potrero Straight Rye, 18th Century and Hotaling’s expressions, today, Anchor Distillery introduces two new special cask finishes to its range, Port and Stout, available exclusively in the spirit’s home state of California. “The selection of barrels ...

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