Bourbon Whiskey

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Bourbon Review (January 2017)

Elijah Craig Barrel Proof

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ Elijah Craig Barrel Proof has undergone a surprising degree of evolution since it’s initial release in 2013. Back then it was the unfiltered, cask strength cousin of Elijah Craig 12 Year Old, released in limited quantities two to four times a year. Then Elijah Craig 12 was discontinued roughly a year ago, making the Barrel ...

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Kentucky’s O.Z. Tyler Gets $25m Capital Injection

Terressentia Corporation, a spirits producer in N. Charleston, SC and owner/operator of the O.Z. Tyler Distillery in Owensboro, KY, has closed on new capital funding of $12,250,000 in preferred equity and a new term loan of $13,250,000. Proceeds will be used to retire $17 million in convertible debt that the company raised to purchase and renovate the O.Z. Tyler Distillery ...

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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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