Bourbon Whiskey

When Will Pappy Van Winkle Jump The Shark?

Pappy Van Winkles

By Richard Thomas If any premium bourbon brand name has achieved true crossover fame, departing the realm of whiskey enthusiasts and entering popular culture at large, it is Pappy Van Winkle. So great is Pappy’s renown that I am periodically contacted by past acquaintances (in one instance, the last time I saw or spoke to this person was in grade ...

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Wyoming Whiskey Releases Single Barrel 2017

Wyoming Whiskey Single Barrel Bourbon is available once again in six U.S. markets. This highly anticipated release of Single Barrel is the first since the initial release of just two pallets worth of bourbon sold out before the bottles could hit shelves in November of 2015. Twelve barrels representing the top 1% of bourbon produced in Wyoming Whiskey’s three rick ...

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Timber Creek Florida Bourbon Review

Timber Creek Florida Bourobn

By Elizabeth Emmons Rating: B+ Timber Creek was founded in May 2014, and sits near Destin, FL, a pretty city along Florida’s Emerald Coast, by Aaron Barnes and Camden Ford. Barnes and Ford were neighbors who bonded over their love of beer and quality ingredients, and they set up shop in (1,400-acre) backyard of one of their parents’ property in ...

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Parker Beam, Longtime Heaven Hill Master Distiller, Passes Away

By Richard Thomas Heaven Hill announced today that Parker Beam, their Master Distiller Emeritus, passed away last night after a long struggle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Beam joined the company in 1960, and rose to become its Master Distiller in 1975. Parker Beam was therefore the man who took the production helm at Heaven Hill ...

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