Todd Mitchell

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Marijuana-flavored bourbon, anybody?

Who wants weed with your bourbon, rum or brandy? Soon, your pot-laden dreams may come true. Like many people of my generation, I grew up thinking if …

Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel Proof

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. It's the stereotypical favorite whiskey of motorcycle gang toughs doing shots in a dusty roadside joint and the …

Behold His Majesty John E. Fitzgerald Very Special Reserve

"Stunning." "Amazing." "Mind blowingly awesome!" These are just a few of the comments in my notes reviewing the box that contains Heaven Hill's new …

Can New Grains Make a Better Bourbon?

‘Triticale’ was a mystery word to me—as it many be to many of you—until earlier this fall when I drank a bourbon made with triticale…and had my mind …

Whiskey

Boone County Distilling Joins Kentucky Bourbon Race

It has been one heck of a year for the Kentucky Distillers’ Association (KDA), there is no doubt. The trade group for the bourbon industry now has …

After 36 Years, Brown-Forman to Part Ways with Southern Comfort

Although no one at Brown-Forman has confirmed it, neither have they denied the widely-reported story that the company would like to sell Southern …

Here's why Pappy Van Winkle bourbon just got harder to find

If you need a good example of just how rabid fans of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon are: A bottle recently sold on eBay for more than $300.<p>The bottle was …

Whiskey Review: Orphan Barrel Lost Prophet 22 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Orphan Barrel Lost Prophet 22-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a mouthful in more than name alone. An understandably limited release, …

Absolut Bourbon?

Ain’t that America? We have whiskeys that don’t taste like whiskey (e.g., Fireball) and now a not-whiskey that tastes a little bit like whiskey, Oak …

Everything You Need to Know About Bottled in Bond Bourbon

An often-overlooked category of whiskey is bottled in bond bourbon. This is probably mostly due to the fact that not very many brands actually carry …

10 Essential Bottles of Bourbon

Rare and delicious bourbons you should try<p>We’re not the only ones who appreciate a fine glass of bourbon. In 2007, <b>Congress officially declared</b> September <b>National Bourbon Heritage Month</b>; eight years later, the allure of the South’s historic spirit is stronger than ever. As a last call for this …

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon Hits Stores Soon

Brown-Forman announced its annual Old Forester Birthday Bourbon today. This year’s limited edition bourbon will be 12 years old and bottled at 100 …

Whiskey Law: The Age Statement

Recently, the TTB seems to be cracking down on improper age statements on whiskey labels, so I thought I would provide this brief primer on age …

Bourbon Writer Fred Minnick Makes Us Bourbon Curious

Fred Minnick’s new book, Bourbon Curious: A Simple Tasting Guide for the Savvy Drinker, has hit shelves and has already sold out of the first …

Judge Dismisses Jim Beam False Advertising Lawsuit Over “Handcrafted” Label

A lawsuit that claimed Jim Beam’s “handcrafted” description was all a lie has been dismissed by a federal judge in California, noting that the use of …

I See You: Four Roses Limited Edition Small Batch

While at Four Roses yesterday, interviewing the new CEO and distiller, I noticed a sample bottle at the round, rotating table. The tall, long-necked …

Whiskey Review: Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon

image via Wild Turkey<p><i>Editor’s Note: This whiskey was provided to us as a free sample to review by the party behind it. The Whiskey Wash, while</i> …

TTB Proposes New Whiskey Definitions

The TTB regulations have long been in need of an update to cover newer whiskey styles that have emerged in the past decade. This week, the TTB …

Wild Turkey Launches Ultra-Premium Master's Keep Bourbon

<i>Traveling 200 Miles and Aged for 17 Years in Various Warehouses, Limited-Edition Expression Marks the Distillery’s First New Product Since Elevating</i> …

Jim Beam is selling bourbon by the barrel - Louisville - Louisville Business First

By David A. Mann <br>– Reporter, Louisville Business First<p>Aug 7, 2015, 12:00pm EDT<b><br>Updated</b> Aug 7, 2015, 12:51pm EDT<p>Retailers and bars can now buy Jim Beam …

A. Smith Bowman Distillery Releases Limited Edition High Rye Bourbon

<i>Release is Extremely Limited, Mostly Only in Virginia</i><p><b>Fredericksburg, VA.</b> (Aug. 6, 2015) <b>–</b> A. Smith Bowman Distillery announces the latest release in …

American Revolution

Old Taylor Is Looking Better

The Old Taylor Distillery has been silent since 1972. It still is, but its current owners have already done more in a year than anyone else has in …

Milder Padrón With Connecticut Wrapper Coming To Market

A milder version of the Padrón brand—a Nicaraguan cigar draped in blonde Connecticut-seed wrapper and shaped in the round, rather than pressed …

Book Review: Bourbon Curious by Fred Minnick

While we're no longer enjoying a Golden Age of Whiskey, the era we are in now may well be the Golden Age of Whiskey Books. The number and quality of …

Bourbon From Wyoming? Yes, And It's Good

A couple of years back while skiing at my beloved Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, I tried the local whiskey in one of the many area bars that serve it from tiny casks. It’s a great marketing concept, as the spirit continues to age in each bar, giving it a tiny amount of uniqueness from place to …

Why Kentucky May Not Be the Best State to Buy Bourbon

As bourbon becomes more and more popular in the U.S., finding that new special release has become more of a hunt than ever. Forget about …

Whiskey

This $400 bourbon gift set comes with....shoes?

When it comes to thinking of gift packages, a high-end bourbon and made-to-order shoe wouldn’t seem to go hand in hand (or in this case, feet). But …

How is whiskey made? The alchemy of aging bourbon | The Independent

Woodford's Master Distiller Chris Morris greets us and leads us down to a patio for a light lunch and some bread pudding (with bourbon sauce, …

Review of the new release of I.W. Harper