Corn Whiskey, White Whiskey, and Moonshine

Kentucky Mist Moonshine Lawsuit Dismissed

By Richard Thomas Kentucky Mist Moonshine, a micro-distillery based in the coal mining town of Whitesburg, Kentucky, suffered a major blow in its trademark battle with the University of Kentucky (UK) last Thursday. U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves dismissed Kentucky Mist’s lawsuit against UK over the use of the word “Kentucky” on clothing on June 23, ruling that the university had ...

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Tennessee’s Craft Whiskey Scene

Dark Bell & Andrew Webber

By Richard Thomas Tennessee is not just the Volunteer State, but also America’s second whiskey state. Kentucky’s sister state was one of the survivors of Prohibition and the 1970s whiskey slump, making Jack Daniels, George Dickel and the Lincoln County Process (LCP) fixtures in the story of modern American whiskey. Yet the very fact that for decades it was just ...

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Lovell Brothers Sour Mash Whiskey Review

Lovell Brothers Sour Mash Whiskey

By Richard Thomas Rating: B- As the story goes, Lovell Brothers is the product of a reformed Georgia moonshiner. Founder Carlos Lovell, now well in his 80s, reportedly started in the family ‘shining business at the age of 16. In 2012, Mr. Lovell started Ivy Mountain Distillery, and they have two products out: an aged and an unaged corn whiskey. ...

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