Distilling Returns to Lexington’s James E. Pepper Distillery

James E. Pepper Barrel Stencil

By Richard Thomas Lexington’s old Pepper Distillery is a fixture of some of my earliest childhood memories. When I was in kindergarten, the family farm was just down the road from this historic, long forgotten bourbon factory that was shuttered in 1958. My Dad would frequently drive up Old Frankfort Pike and onto Manchester Street, going past the big, abandoned ...

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Yellowstone Limited Edition Bourbon Review (2017)

Yellowstone Limited Edition Bourbon 2017

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Yellowstone Limited Edition Bourbon, sourced with Luxco stock and released through Limestone Branch Distillery, is now in its third edition. Since the brand is jockeying for a place in the annual slate of exciting autumnal American Whiskey releases, it’s worth pausing to do a recap of the series so far and the people who make ...

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Q&A With Amanda Schuster, Whiskey Writer

Amanda Schuster

By Kurt Maitland Amanda Schuster is the Senior Editor in Chief of The Alcohol Professor, author of the book New York Cocktails, a freelance writer and booze-industry social media manager, and has a wealth of knowledge in the spirits field. She is a certified sommelier and former retail spirits and wine buyer for Astor Wine & Spirits, all of which makes ...

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