Tag Archives: Whiskey Culture

Spending The Holidays At A Distillery

Angel's Envy tasting room

By Richard Thomas A distillery is in essence a booze-making factory, and like blue-collar industrial enterprises everywhere, they often close on the Holidays if not for the duration of the Holidays. Yet as tourism has become a larger part of the business of many distilleries, this isn’t quite as true as it used to be. The distillery itself might not ...

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The Best Whiskeys To Stash In Your Desk Drawer

Jameson Black Barrel

By Richard Thomas The bottle of whiskey kept in a desk drawer and trotted out as occasion demands is not just something from episodes of Mad Men. It is cultural fixture, observed in offices everywhere as much as it is depicted in books, film and television. Besides, few are allowed the privilege of maintaining an actual office bar these days, ...

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The Whiskey Stick Kit That Really Works

Barrel Char In A Jar

By Richard Thomas One of the slew of accessory products that came out as a result of the Bourbon Boom were home-aging kits. Many of these were nothing more than oak sticks, with variations adding textured surfaces, charring or toasting. There have also been miniature barrels and, strangest of all, twirling whiskey sticks. The usual advised method for using the ...

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New Whisky Glassware For Christmas

Discommon Lowball 2

By Richard Thomas In my book, a hallmark of an insufferable snob is insisting that only certain glasses (worse, just one type of glass) is suitable for drinking whisky. My stock response is “tell that to Jimmy Russell and Booker Noe, who used to drink their stuff out of Dixie cups.” I could just as easily point to the numerous ...

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Bourbon & Beyond Expands On Kentucky’s Whiskey Festivals

Bourbon & Beyond

By April Manning When Louisville celebrates bourbon, they definitely go beyond expectations. Louisville, KY honored National Bourbon Heritage Month by throwing bourbon a party at the Bourbon and Beyond Festival and inviting everyone to partake. The group at Bourbon and Beyond provided the perfect combination of bourbon, bourbon education, and ways to enjoy drinking bourbon, i.e. with abundant food and ...

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