Opinion

How Visiting Heaven Hill Left Me Haunted

Bardstown Heaven Hill bourbon warehouse

Twenty Years After The Fire, You Can Still See Some Scars By Richard Thomas On Monday I found myself between appointments at Willett and the Bardstown Bourbon Company, and nestled right between them is the property of the old Heaven Hill Distillery. Today, it still has active rickhouses, offices,  a major bottling plant, and a visitor center. What it does ...

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Whisky Bible 2017 Surprisingly Uncontroversial

Jim Murray Names Booker’s Rye Top World Whiskey By Richard Thomas In world whisk(e)y circles, the autumn has a number of particular annual rites associated with it. One is the big bourbon release season in the United States, but another is the publication of the Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. If you release a “best of” list of any description, people ...

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Bad Whiskey Writing IX

By Richard Thomas Every time I pen a new chapter on whiskey writing on the web that should be professional, but sadly misses that mark, I hope it will be longer than four or five months before I have enough material to justify returning to the subject. Alas, I was again disappointed. Chapter 8 was in February, and just barely ...

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