Bourbon Whiskey

The James E. Pepper Distillery and Lexington’s Lost Bourbon Industry

Old Pepper Distillery in Lexington, KY

An Abandoned Distillery Points to Lexington, Kentucky’s Bourbon Heritage By Richard Thomas While growing up in Lexington, I never had even the slightest notion that my hometown had once been a major center of Kentucky’s bourbon industry. In my young mind, Lexington was the center of our family business, the horse business, with bourbon being something they did out in ...

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Angel’s Envy to Release Cask Strength Bourbon

(From Angel’s Envy Press Release) Louisville Distilling Company and Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson today announced the extremely limited-edition release of Angel’s Envy Cask Strength.  Due to the scarcity of barrels necessary for the enhanced finishing process, the living legend will only release 600 total bottles this upcoming holiday season in Kentucky and (Nashville) Tennessee. As with Angel’s Envy, the critically ...

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Bourbon Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo Recipe

A bowl of bourbon chicken and shrimp gumbo

By Richard Thomas New Orleans is tied to the very foundations of bourbon whiskey. While many legends surround just how Kentucky bourbon whiskey came into being, one thing that is beyond doubt is that the bulk of Kentucky’s whiskey trade went down the Cumberland, Ohio and Tennessee rivers and onto the Mighty Mississippi, and from there down to Louisiana. Even ...

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McKenzie Bourbon Review

McKenzie Bourbon Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Rating: C+ McKenzie Bourbon Whiskey is a prime example of the spirit of experimentation sweeping American whiskey these days. Made by Finger Lakes Distillery, a small operator nestled into the wine country of upstate New York, McKenzie Bourbon (along with McKenzie Rye) incorporates the two big trends that are changing the face of whiskey-making in the United ...

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