Bourbon Whiskey

EU Threatens Bourbon Exports Over Trump Steel Tariff Proposal

By Richard Thomas Encouraged by its recent success in finalizing a new trade deal with Japan, the European Union (EU) has responded to talk of new tariffs to protect American steel by U.S. President Donald Trump with warnings that such measures would provoke immediate counters against American exports to the European free trade zone. One class of exports that would ...

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Strolling Down Noe’s Way

Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont, KY

By Debbie Shocair I’ve been writing about whiskey for approximately a bazillion years. Sometimes I enjoy thinking of myself as, in the way I put it, “sort of a big deal” in whiskey circles. That’s what I like to think. And then I knew better. I met a real “big deal.” Fred Noe, seventh-generation master distiller at Jim Beam and ...

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Watkins Select Bourbon Review

Watkins Select Bourbon

By Father John Rayls Rating: B The Watkins Select Bourbon Whiskey is a “bottom shelf” winner.  Bottled at 80 proof, it’s a surprise find and an interesting sample of sourced bourbon from Kentucky. It’s readily available and probably much overlooked, but very little information is available for Watkins Select, and it definitely isn’t a top tier bourbon. Still, it’s good ...

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Maker’s Mark Unveils New Chihuy Art Installation

Two American icons are coming together once again to create an experience that captures the imagination and dazzles the senses. Maker’s Mark is proud to celebrate the work of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly with the unveiling of Chihuly at Maker’s. Inspired by the distillery’s light-filled Burke House Welcome Center and surrounding lush campus grounds, Chihuly at Maker’s is a temporary, ...

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