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Four Common World Whisk(e)y Mistakes

By Richard Thomas A media buzz phrase these days is how we live in a “post-truth” environment, but active disinformation (to say nothing of ordinary ignorance) has been part of modern living for decades. Marketing truth and spin are more or less the same thing, applied to different fields of endeavor. Yet going on the internet in search of reliable ...

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Five Things To Know About Women Who Drink Whiskey

Jessica Jones takes a swig of Heaven Hill

By Richard Thomas Whiskey is trendy, and plenty of women are now out there imbibing the water of life. This is now so commonplace, in fact, that whenever I see an article about “women who drink whiskey” I think “passe” and “cliched.” It’s just not as remarkable anymore. Even so, with Valentine’s Day around the corner, it bears some thinking ...

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When Will Pappy Van Winkle Jump The Shark?

Pappy Van Winkles

By Richard Thomas If any premium bourbon brand name has achieved true crossover fame, departing the realm of whiskey enthusiasts and entering popular culture at large, it is Pappy Van Winkle. So great is Pappy’s renown that I am periodically contacted by past acquaintances (in one instance, the last time I saw or spoke to this person was in grade ...

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