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Hit the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Six reasons (beyond the obvious: tastings!) to plan a high-spirited trip through the Bluegrass State<p>Prohibition and the rise of clear spirits in the 1960s may have briefly sidelined bourbon as America’s favorite liquor, but today there’s no questioning its popularity. Not when folks are willing to …

Travel

Booker's Bourbon: Don't just throw it back

Booker's Bourbon is uncut and unfiltered. Or, as Booker Noe II — the legendary master distiller of Jim Beam who is the bourbon's namesake — put it, it's bourbon "straight from the barrel."<p>Produced in small batches from a blend of barrels aged on the middle shelves within Jim Beam's nine-story rack …

Single Malt Whisky

Cocktail of the Week: Normal Man

We at Distiller would like to take a moment to honor Mr. Parker Beam, Master Distiller Emeritus at Heaven Hill. Parker passed earlier this week after …

Chris Morris: Bourbon's Mad Scientist

We’re now only a decade into the rise of the craft distillery movement. And yet it’s hard to remember a time when American whiskeys made with complex …

The Quest for the Perfect Bourbon

Over the last few years a steady stream of experiments has flowed out of the Buffalo Trace Distillery. Some, like the Single Oak Project, have made …

Brent Elliott: Creating America's Best KY Bourbon

For a new face on the bourbon scene, Brent Elliott has had an explosive debut by capturing the coveted “America’s Best Kentucky Bourbon” category at …