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5 Things You Might Not Know About Ice and Water

How much thought do you give to the ice in your glass or the drops of water you add to your Scotch? At Tales of the Cocktail, <b>Bobby Heugel</b> and <b>Alba Huerta</b> from <b>Anvil Bar & Refuge</b> in Houston (and who are opening Julep, a mint julep-focused bar, later this year) conducted a seminar on the history of …

Stagg Jr., Kentucky Straight Bourbon – Review

If you’re not new to the world of whisky, then the George T. Stagg release from Buffalo Trace’s yearly antique collection needs no introduction. You …

How Column Distillation Works: Pot-Column Still Edition

At the Tales of the Cocktail convention this year, I moderated a panel with three distillers who run column stills; one 5-column rum still, one …

Behind the Bourbon by Jim Beam®: At Home with Fred

Man Caves

Stop And Smell The Whisky: The Full Story of How Brenne Came to Be

An amazing and inspirational story…The Whisky WomanThe title of this post could go in a few different directions, however, today it encapsulates the …

Rebel Yell Bourbon Whiskey Review:

I'm a fan of inexpensive bourbon (hell, I'm a fan of inexpensive booze – who isn't?), and I constantly try to review well priced and easily …

Hunting The Elusive Pappy Van Winkle – The Bigfoot of Bourbon

<i>Today’s blog post is actually a re-post of an article that debuted yesterday over on The Bourbon Truth. (Here’s a link to the original</i> …

Why You Should Be Drinking More Whisky…

Review: Stagg Jr. Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

We will never forget the first time we had George T. Stagg bourbon – it was a revelation. Never had a spirit delivered such fireworks on the palate. …

George Dickel 14 for Park Avenue Liquor

I've always been a fan of George Dickel, the "other" Tennessee Whiskey overshadowed by it's more popular neighbor Jack Daniel's. While Dickel 12 …

Keeping the Sizzle in your Booze Life

Has the romance gone out of your love affair lately? Are you coming home, saying nothing to your Scotch collection, and then sleeping in the guest …

Exploring Bourbon Myths

Wild Turkey Rare Breed Bourbon Review | Bourbon & Banter

<i>Featuring another guest contributor bourbon review today. This one comes from Jonathan Jones from West Monroe, LA. Jonathan manages a liquor store</i> …

Birth Of A Bourbon Evangelist | Bourbon & Banter

<i>We all have a story about how we came to love bourbon. When I launched BourbonBanter.com I kicked things off by sharing my personal bourbon journey</i> …

Tonight's drink of choice, George T Stagg #georgetstagg #bourbon #alcohol #drunk #bar #booze #classy #expensive #sip #drink #delicious #amazing #143.8proof #72percent

Blog of the Month: My Annoying Opinions

My Complete List of Whiskey Blogs now numbers over 400...yes there are more than 400 people who are writing (or have written in case of the dormant …

In Michigan, Two Sides to Micro-Distilling: Red Cedar and Journeyman

I paid a brief visit to two Michigan micro-distilleries earlier this week, Red Cedar and Journeyman.<p>Michigan has a lot of micro-distilleries. The …

Whiskey #200: The Rye Storm (Part 2)

(<i>Click here for Part One</i>)<p>Here it is, The Rye Storm:<p><b>Distillery:</b> Corsair<p><b>Independent Bottler:</b> D4P Whiskies <b><br>Type:</b> Barrel-aged rye spirit<p><b>Age:</b> January 31 to …

Stagg Jr. Bourbon

Buffalo Trace Distillery tells BourbonBlog.com they will release the new Stagg Jr. Bourbon, in August 2013 at a suggested retail price is $49.99 for …

Baseball Cards

Over the past few years, during conversations about the whisk(e)y bubble many believe we're facing, there have been numerous references to whiskey …

Classic New Orleans drinks: Bartenders show us how to make signature cocktails | NOLA.com

Cocktails can be more than blends of booze. Sipping certain Crescent City cocktails can be like a séance, conjuring up specters of the past. Some …

RT @ScottCrumbly: Great weekend with family in Louisville, and got to hit the bourbon trail finally. Didn't leave empty-handed. http://t.co/Jcp2UqwEEU

Q_Bar at Blu

Review: Old Forester Birthday Bourbon - Na Na Na Na Na Na They Say It's Your Beast

The year was 1870...<p>And it was a hell of an auspicious one:<p>January 3rd: Construction begins on the Brooklyn Bridge<br>January 15th: The Democratic Party …

Whiskey #200: The Rye Storm (Part 1)

I made some rye. Correction, I barrel aged some rye spirit. I named it The Rye Storm. Over the past six months, I've been indulging in this …

Review: Craft Distillers Low Gap Single Barrel No. 1 Whiskey

This very, very limited release is a continuation of the Low Gap wheat whiskey, a single barrel bottling of its 100% Bavarian wheat whiskey, which we …

Review: Cyrus Noble Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey

An old brand, Cyrus Noble Bourbon dates to 1871, when it was reportedly a San Francisco favorite during the Barbary Coast days.<p>Now the brand is being …

07.22.13 – Buffalo Trace Designated A National Historic Landmark

It’s been a mixed week of news for the venerable Buffalo Trace. With the loss of an icon and master distiller emeritus Elmer T. Lee last week, no …