Bourbon Whiskey

Swelling Bourbon Industry Boosts Kentucky Economy

Kentucky’s skyrocketing Bourbon industry shows no signs of slowing down, as the signature spirit increased its economic output by $1 billion in the last two years alone and added another 2,000 distillery-related jobs to its workforce, according to a new study released earlier this week. Kentucky Bourbon now pours $8.5 billion each year into the state’s economy, generates as many ...

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Roast Chicken Bourbon Maple Glaze Recipe

Roast chicken with bourbon maple glaze

By Richard Thomas Last week I was dining at Lexington’s Middle Fork restaurant, an outstanding place located inside the renovated shell of the defunct James E. Pepper Distillery. I dined on their split half of a roast chicken with maple glaze, which was melt in your mouth wonderful. Of course, the next morning I began thinking about how to take ...

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Black Button Distilling Barrel Strength Single Barrel Port Finished Bourbon Review

Black Button Distilling Single Barrel Cask Strength Port-Finished Bourbon

By Debbie Shocair Rating: B+ At Black Button Distilling in Rochester, NY, Jason Barrett began pursuing his dream in 2012, that of striving to make the fine art of distilled spirits his way of life. Coming from a family whose four-generation button-making business provided the moniker for his spirits company, he broke with family tradition and began his own distillery ...

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Barrell Bourbon Going From Bottler To Distiller

By Richard Thomas Barrell Craft Spirits, the independent bottler behind Barrell Bourbon, Barrell Whiskey and now Barrell Rum, announced yesterday that they would be getting into the business of making their own in-house spirits and opening a distillery. Their plant will be a production-oriented facility with few frills, stepping away from the tourist-friendly distilleries that have become the norm. Barrell ...

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