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Inside The Kentucky Cooperage

ISC Kentucky Cooperage

By Debbie Shocair When you invite me to tour your plant and in the same breath claim, “We rarely let the press come,” they already have my undivided attention. Add to that the plant being a mainstay of the Bourbon industry and you get to keep my attention, at least for an hour or two. That mainstay of Bourbon is ...

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Michter’s 10 Year Old Single Barrel Bourbon Review (2017)

Michter's 10 Year Old Single Barrel Bourbon 2017

By Father John Rayls Rating: A- Michter’s sets their founding year as 1753 in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania, and their founder as John Shenk, a Swiss Mennonite farmer. Having married a Swiss Mennonite 43 years ago, I can really relate to this part of the story! It’s rumored that General George Washington stopped at the farm and purchased sufficient barrels of whiskey ...

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Touring Angel’s Envy

Angel's Envy distillery interior

Louisville’s Most Elegant Urban Distillery By Richard Thomas Kentucky Bourbon tourism is an overflowing cup nowadays, with so many distillery options to choose from that “spoiled for choice” doesn’t even begin to describe it. In just Louisville, a visitor has four whiskeyfied tourist destinations in the city (Evan Williams Experience, Beam Stillhouse, Peerless Distillery and Angel’s Envy), with a fifth ...

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Russell’s Reserve 10 Year Old Bourbon Review

Russell's Reserve 10 Year Old Bourbon

By Father John Rayls Rating: B+ This is another of the many whiskey products stewarded by Wild Turkey’s de facto Master Distiller emeritus Jimmy Russell. Along with his son Eddie Russell, lead Master Distiller since 2015, the father and son have more than 90 years experience crafting whiskey. Apparently, Russell’s Reserve 10 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon is Jimmy’s favorite “go to” ...

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Seven New Scotch Whiskies For Springtime

Last Drop Lochside Single Grain 1972

By Richard Thomas For Spring 2017, Scotland is delivering a little something for everyone. The seven whiskies that follow include not just offerings for Sherry devotees and Peat lovers, but also whiskies rare and old; using peculiar woods; and made with an eye on Bourbon drinkers. Ardbeg Kelpie ($140) The latest from the fan favorite Islay distillery, Ardbeg Kelpie is ...

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