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Maker’s Mark Review

Maker’s Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky has been of my perennial favorites for years. I actually bought the bottle in the photo a while ago to write a proper review and, now that I found the time, I only have about a half … Continue reading



Last updated: October 12, 2014
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Bourbon Gift Suggestions

My neighbor recently asked me what bourbon I would recommend as a gift for a coworker.  The occasion is a 50th birthday (so kind of special) and she was looking at something in about the $50 or so range. I figured that this information may … Continue reading



Last updated: September 25, 2014
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Bittermilk

In honor of Bourbon month, I’m dedicating this post to a great little craft mixer that my wife brought back from a recent trip to Charleston, SC. I don’t always go for a cocktail, but if you like an old fashioned, you probably … Continue reading



Last updated: September 22, 2014
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Bourbon & Bacon

Finally someone has written a book about my two favorite smokey indulgences. Bourbon & Bacon : The Ultimate Guide to the South’s Favorite Food Groups, by Morgan Murphy, is both colorful and entertaining. It’s packed with bourbon recipes, food recipes, and tasting notes on about 75 … Continue reading



Last updated: September 6, 2014
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Jefferson’s Reserve Review

In addition to Jefferson’s Reserve, McLain & Kyne bottles several varieties of bourbon and rye including Jefferson’s, Jefferson’s Presidential Select, Jefferson’s Straight Rye Whiskey, Jefferson’s Ocean, and Jefferson’s Chef’s Collaboration. The bottle is fairly minimalistic with a script font that harkens to a colonial … Continue reading



Last updated: January 9, 2014
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W. L. Weller Special Reserve Bourbon Review

It’s hard to write a review of W. L. Weller without referencing it’s wildly hyped cousin, Pappy Van Winkle. Both are produced by the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky and both are made from the exact same wheated formula. Unlike Pappy, Weller … Continue reading



Last updated: December 30, 2013
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The Bourbon Family Tree (Infographic)

GQ recently posted an interesting infographic – a bourbon family tree showing the relationships of bourbon brands via their conglomerate parent companies. The chart and accompanying article were excerpted from The Kings County Distillery Guide to Urban Moonshining, written by the founders of Kings … Continue reading



Last updated: November 14, 2013
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Bourbon Milkshake

At Jack Allen’s Kitchen’s, Beverage Manager David Toby’s Bourbon Milkshake is made with milk, bourbon, vanilla, simple syrup, nutmeg, and Amy’s Mexican Vanilla ice cream. This hearty libation, appropriately nicknamed by the regular customers as “eggnog on steroids,” is a riff on New … Continue reading



Last updated: November 13, 2013
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Bourbon and Coffee Recipe

Since it’s starting to get cold, I figured it would be a good time to share a bourbon and coffee recipe. Here’s one that you might like: Ingredients 1 cup bourbon (Jim Beam works well) 4 cups freshly brewed strong coffee … Continue reading



Last updated: November 10, 2013
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Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon Review

Claiming production back to the 1860s, Four Roses has deep roots in bourbon making. During prohibition, the Frankfort Distilling Company (who owned and produced it at the time), was one of only six distilleries granted permission to produce Bourbon for … Continue reading



Last updated: November 6, 2013
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Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Small Batch Review

Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Small Batch is named for the minister who discovered the defining method of making Kentucky Bourbon when he stored his drink in barrels that had been charred by a fire. It is bottled from parcels of 100 … Continue reading



Last updated: October 30, 2013
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Gone A’Rye

Lucy’s Fried Chicken’s Gone A’Rye, made with Old Overholt Rye, Luxardo, Campari and lemon, is sure to warm you right up. Ingredients: 1.5 oz Old Overholt Rye Whiskey 1/2 oz Campari 1/4 oz Luxardo Cherry Liqueur 1/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice … Continue reading



Last updated: October 28, 2013
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Cat’s Pajamas

And at drink.well., the Cat’s Pajamas stays true to its namesake, a lively blend of Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon, Savory & James Creamy Sherry, Cynar, Bar Keep Chinese Five Spice Bitters and topped off with apple slices. Ingredients: 2 oz Four Roses … Continue reading



Last updated: October 28, 2013
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PennyPacker Bourbon Whiskey Review

PennyPacker Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey was the number one selling Bourbon in the European market in the 1970s, but was only introduced to the US market in the Spring of 2013. The whiskey itself is aged in white oak for at … Continue reading



Last updated: October 23, 2013
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Four Roses 125 Years of Bourbon Infographic

I love a good infographic, especially when it looks as cool as this one. See the full version at www.yearofthetoast.com.



Last updated: June 20, 2013
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