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Ten Not-Kentucky Bourbons You Need To Try

Colorado Gold Bourbon

By Richard Thomas Even though whiskey-making has spread to most states of the Union, and much of that whiskey being made is Bourbon, Kentucky still dominates the industry. If you discount Tennessee Whiskey (admittedly a major exception, since Jack Daniel’s is the world’s second largest whiskey brand), 95% of the world’s Bourbon is made in Commonwealth of Kentucky. Although several ...

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Bardstown Bourbon Company Gaining Steam

Bardstown Bourbon Company

By Richard Thomas The last couple of weeks saw some buzz around MGP, the Indiana distillery that produces most of the stock whiskey bought and traded among distilleries and bottlers today. Or, at least, it produced a buzz among that part of the spirits media that pays attention to the real business of making and selling whiskey. This began with ...

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Old Maysville Club Rye Whiskey Review

Old Maysville Bottled in Bond Rye

By Richard Thomas Rating: B The latest product from the Old Pogue Distillery in Maysville, Kentucky, Old Maysville Club is the evolution of their Five Fathers. These are both revivals of Pogue distillery brands, and both based on an old Pogue recipe calling for 100% malted rye. The two year old Five Fathers met with decidedly mixed reviews, but Old ...

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The No BS Guide To Whiskey Glasses

Norlan Whisky Glass comparison

By Richard Thomas One of the subjects I see regularly abused by whisk(e)y snobs is glassware. While I encourage enthusiasts to take an interest in things that might enhance their enjoyment of their drink of choice, at the same time I have images of esteemed master distillers drinking their own product out of a Dixie Cup to contrast that to. ...

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