Bourbon Whiskey

Whiskey History: W.L. Weller

By Richard Thomas Born in 1825, William Larue Weller was reportedly the grandson of German immigrants who came to Central Kentucky on a flatboat in 1794, and settled near Bardstown in 1800. Like many small farmers in Kentucky’s frontier days, Weller’s grandfather was also a small distiller. Unlike many Kentucky farming families, the Wellers were destined to build on their ...

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Jim Murray Says Bourbon Tops Scotch. Is He Right?

By Richard Thomas Jim Murray, the Englishman who pens the annual Whisky Bible, stirred up enormous controversy in whiskey circles last week when he was quoted by The Telegraph as saying scotch whisky was now being outdone by American whiskey. “Generally speaking, bourbon … has overtaken scotch” said Murray. “The best whisky is coming not from Scotland any more, but ...

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Buffalo Trace Opens Laboratory Warehouse X

On Friday, November 22 Buffalo Trace Distillery held the grand opening of its experimental barrel warehouse, Warehouse X, that will allow the Distillery to take its quest for the “perfect bourbon” even further. Comprised of brick, concrete block, and skylights, Warehouse X is the first new building Buffalo Trace has added to its 130 acre complex in more than 60 ...

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