Tag Archives: Whiskey Culture

Northern Kentucky Organizes A “B-Line” For Bourbon Tourism

Bourbon tourism has come to Northern Kentucky with the launch of The B-Line, an inviting collection of craft distilleries, bars and restaurants that promise visitors their own unique bourbon experience. The B-Line complements Northern Kentucky’s recent designation as an Official Gateway to the popular and world famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail while providing a boost to the region’s booming tourism industry. ...

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How Did Scotch Get To Be So Snooty?

By Richard Thomas One of the few opinions I find are commonly held in world whiskeydom—common among industry types and enthusiasts, bar people and journalists—is how Scotch Whisky produces the biggest bunch of snobs around. Even the snobs themselves sometimes agree with that assertion, taking a perverse pride in what most would think of as a flaw. How is it ...

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Continuing Bourbon Education With Stave & Thief

Stave & Thief

By Randall H. Borkus Formal education is becoming a larger part of being whiskey enthusiast, and this past October I attended the Executive Bourbon Steward Training Program presented by the Stave & Thief Society in Chicago and hosted by the Chicago Distilling Company.  It was a fun filled day of hands-on participation and whiskey education. Stave & Thief Society was ...

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Q&A With Rachel Barrie, BenRiach Group Master Blender

By Richard Thomas BenRiach has become one of the great success stories of modern Scotch whisky. Built in the late 1890s, BenRiach has a history like that of many distilleries in Scotland, having changed hands multiple times and consequently serving the interests of many masters, ultimately leading to obscurity. By the beginning of the 21st Century, BenRiach was barely operating ...

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