2 hrs ago
The Chronicle Herald
Cape Breton single-malt whisky distiller launches Fiddler's Choice
Fiddler Ian MacDougall of Foot Cape, Inverness Co., is accompanied by Pius MacIsaac of Mabou, Inverness Co.
10 hrs ago
One spout, 400 brands
This blog covers everything except sports and gardening, unless we find a really good link about using dead professional bowlers for mulch.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Review: The Duke Kentucky Straight Bourbon
To honor the memory of movie legend John Wayne , Duke Spirits has released The Duke Kentucky Straight Bourbon.
Bardstown construction company part of bourbon boom
There are more bourbon barrels in Kentucky than there are people. The inventory has topped five million barrels for the first time in almost 40 years.
Experience Cape Breton Island in Small Batches
Cape Breton Island is home to a few single malt distilleries on this side of the pond.
60 Years Strong: Wild Turkey(R) Diamond Anniversary Celebrates Master ...
Today, a living legend in the global spirits industry gets his due, as the whiskey brand he's nurtured for an astonishing 60 years releases Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary, a commemorative Bourbon in his honor.
The Globe and Mail
Spirits review: W.L. Weller 12 Years Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Kentucky
Why does this sublime bourbon always seem to be released in Canada nowhere near my birthday? The love grows fonder each year, yet supplies vanish by the time I'm presented with the generous question: "What would you like as a gift?" The world has William Larue Weller to thank for pioneering a style known as wheated bourbon.
The Daily Beast
Small-Batch Rye Whiskey's Big ScandalBy Eric Felten
The artisan whiskey industry has a big secret-many of the 'small-batch' distillers are actually buying their product from a large factory in Indiana.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Woodford Reserve says goodbye to longtime distillery mascot
Hundreds of people make the trip each day to Woodford Reserve. They may be coming for the bourbon, but for nearly two decades, something else has been making an impression here as well.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
The New York Observer
Liquid Lunch with Vince Oleson: Like Water for Whiskey
"The great thing about this place is it's hot in the summer and really cold in the winter," said Vince Oleson, head distiller for Widow Jane, the Red Hook-based whiskey brand, as he led me into the building at 218 Conover Street for a tour of the facility on a steamy summer afternoon.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Institute for Southern Studies
Populists and Bourbons are fighting again, 21st century style, in Mississippi
OXFORD, Miss. -- More than a century ago the "forgotten man" of Mississippi and across the South -- the farmer, the common worker -- decided he'd had enough of "Wall Street speculators who gambled on his crop futures; the railroad owners who evaded his taxes, bought legislatures, and over-charged him with discriminate rates; the manufacturers, who ... (more)
Where To Go And What To Do This Week In Louisville
Spend the evening sipping summer wines at a Winston's Wine Academy class on Thursday, July 24 at Winston's Restaurant.
State Street Saloon is Ace high
While on vacation, I read an excellent Western and I just started binge watching "Deadwood," both of which put me in the mood for the State Street Saloon.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
The Paducah Sun Online Edition
Kentucky bourbon up to 5 million barrels
For the first time since 1977 there are more than 5 million bourbon barrels aging in Kentucky warehouses, according to the Kentucky Distillers' Association.
Americans Really Like to Drink Beer, Says Unsurprising Poll
Bourbon may be booming and more wineries are cropping up all over the nation, yet Americans still prefer a cold brew over a glass of wine or whiskey.
Ruth's Chris steakhouse to host 'Hand-Crafted Cocktail' dinner
Ruth's Chris Steak House which was founded in New Orleans, LA will commemorate that heritage and cocktail craftsmanship with a five-course "Hand-Crafted Cocktail" dinner at 99 participating restaurants nationwide.
The Bar Code: A Drinker's Bucket List
Standing on the white-sand beaches of the island of Baru, a short boat ride from Cartagena, Colombia, I drank a pina colada made inside a freshly opened coconut-and fulfilled a lifelong goal .
Tue Jul 22, 2014
5 Reasons Why Forecastle is Our Favorite Festival
If you haven't heard of Louisville, Kentucky's Forecastle music festival, you're missing out one of the best festivals not just in the South, but in the country, and a weekend in one heckuva city too.
Bourbon & Burlesque pours it on (and off) at Contemporary Arts Center
There was bourbon and burlesque as far as the eye could see in this normally serene art-filled space.
Kentucky bourbon distillers filled 1.2 million barrels in 2013
Kentucky's bourbon renaissance shows no sign of slowing down: The state's distilleries filled 1.2 million barrels in 2013, according to the Kentucky Distillers' Association.