Opinion

Takeaways from the Maker’s Mark Bourbon House Flap

By Richard Thomas The Holidays are usually a quiet time for news, with most stories focusing on human interest stories, last minute shopping, post-Christmas deals, and New Year’s Eve events. This year had some real news, mostly stemming from the so-called “Fiscal Cliff” negotiations in the United States, but whiskey lovers had a little something extra all their own: a ...

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White Whiskey: Unfinished Business?

By S.D. Peters A Moonshine Romance “Moonshine” – a word that’s worth a thousand pictures. Whether sepia-toned, awash in cinematic midnight or muddled with shadows, those pictures evoke a giddy infatuation for Appalachia’s hills & hollers or a longing nostalgia for Chicago’s speakeasies in the hearts and minds of those who have never tasted moonshine, never visited Hazard or Harlan ...

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Wine Enthusiast Stumbles With 2012 Distiller of the Year

By Richard Thomas Wine Enthusiast, one of the wine industry’s leading lifestyle magazines, stumbled badly this year by naming Michters Whiskey as its 2012 Distillery of the Year. In so doing, the popular magazine named a company without an actual working still as the leading distiller of not just the whiskey trade, but the entire spirits industry. Michters Whiskey isn’t ...

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