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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 Moonshiningwritten by the founders of Kings County Distillery, New York City’s first distillery since the Prohibition era.

View the infographic and article on

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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


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Jim Beam Factory Tour Film

Check out this beautifully shot Jim Beam brand film. There are some really interesting factory scenes that you will enjoy.

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Jim Beam Begins Shipping Jacob’s Ghost White Whiskey


Jim Beam’s latest, known as “Jacob’s Ghost White Whiskey” began shipping this week so we should see it popping up on store shelves soon. Beam named it in honor of Jacob Beam, the founding distiller of Jim Beam.

Jacob’s Ghost is an 80-proof whiskey that is aged for one year in a charred, white oak barrels. Because of the short aging process the whiskey does not pick up the caramel color of the wood, so it has a white/yellow hue like moonshine. While Beam insists that it is not moonshine, both the labeling and pale color are clear references the rich history of white lightning.

Stay tuned for a review as soon as I can find a bottle.

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Maker’s Mark Resuming Production at 45% Alcohol by Volume

Wow. Just got this email from Makers Mark. Glad to hear that they are listening to their fans!

“… Since we announced our decision last week to reduce the alcohol content (ABV) of Maker’s Mark in response to supply constraints, we have heard many concerns and questions from our ambassadors and brand fans. We’re humbled by your overwhelming response and passion for Maker’s Mark. While we thought we were doing what’s right, this is your brand – and you told us in large numbers to change our decision.

You spoke. We listened. And we’re sincerely sorry we let you down.

So effective immediately, we are reversing our decision to lower the ABV of Maker’s Mark, and resuming production at 45% alcohol by volume (90 proof). Just like we’ve made it since the very beginning. …”

Great turnaround from a company that produces some of the best bourbon around.