What We Know About IJW Whiskey

WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT IJW WHISKEY

The new IJW barrelhouse on Lebanon Road southwest of Danville. Yesterday, the Detroit Free Press broke a story that traces a new Kentucky...

College Admissions Bribery Scandal Has Bourbon Connection

COLLEGE ADMISSIONS BRIBERY SCANDAL HAS BOURBON CONNECTION

Marci Palatella, owner of Bardstown's Preservation Distillery. Yesterday, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Massachusetts released a list...

 
 
 
Nary a Glimpse of Bourbon in "Glimpses of Kentucky"

NARY A GLIMPSE OF BOURBON IN "GLIMPSES OF KENTUCKY"

Back in the days when movie theaters showed something other than coming attractions before the feature, one common short was "Traveltalks,"...

The New Michter's Is a Study in Persistence

THE NEW MICHTER'S IS A STUDY IN PERSISTENCE

The Fort Nelson Building on Louisville's Main Street, built in the 1870s, is now the Michter's visitors center Fort Nelson is literally...

 
 
 
Finally, the New Reader Is Here

FINALLY, THE NEW READER IS HERE

Where has the time gone? It has taken me five months to get this issue of The Bourbon Country Reader out. Sorry about that. I hope...

Conor O'Driscoll Joins Heaven Hill Distillery as Fifth Master Distiller

CONOR O'DRISCOLL JOINS HEAVEN HILL DISTILLERY AS FIFTH MASTER DISTILLER

What follows is a press release, but it seems to do the job just fine. I deleted the most self-serving corporate claptrap. I've met...

 
 
 
My Dad's Pearl Harbor Story

MY DAD'S PEARL HARBOR STORY

Dad and his boys , 1957. On this day in 1941, J. K. 'Ken' Cowdery was in the Army stationed at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. This is...

Don't Worry Too Much About Those Whiskey Tariffs

DON'T WORRY TOO MUCH ABOUT THOSE WHISKEY TARIFFS

Rest easy, little darlings. Rest easy. Unwelcome as it is, China's tariff on American whiskey won't cause much damage. Exports are...

 
 
 
Can Maturation be Slowed Down for Extra-Old Whiskeys?

CAN MATURATION BE SLOWED DOWN FOR EXTRA-OLD WHISKEYS?

Deep inside Buffalo Trace's perfectly innocuous Warehouse P is an unexpected sight, a huge silver door. What could it be? Let's have...

Wild Turkey Takes a Broad Swipe at Traditional Age Statements

WILD TURKEY TAKES A BROAD SWIPE AT TRADITIONAL AGE STATEMENTS

Labels for beverage alcohol products must be submitted in advance to the Alcohol Tax and Trade Bureau of the United States Treasury...

 
 
 
Trolling Vodka World

TROLLING VODKA WORLD

I had a little harmless fun today on Facebook by posting the following statement: "'Craft Vodka' is an oxymoron." The crowd went wild. Simple...

Today Is Repeal Day. It's Time to Finish the Job

TODAY IS REPEAL DAY. IT'S TIME TO FINISH THE JOB

The 21st Amendment to the Constitution became effective 85 years ago today, ending National Prohibition. It also set in place the outline...

 
 
 
Rabbit Hole, Louisville's latest downtown distillery, opens today

RABBIT HOLE, LOUISVILLE'S LATEST DOWNTOWN DISTILLERY, OPENS TODAY

Photo by Fred Minnick Rabbit Hole Distilling is a new $18 million bourbon distillery located in downtown Louisville. They had their...

Diageo Doubles Its Shelby County Footprint

DIAGEO DOUBLES ITS SHELBY COUNTY FOOTPRINT

Diageo's Bulleit Distillery - Shelbyville, KY Louisville Business First reported yesterday that Diageo has doubled its real estate...

 
 
 
Who Makes America's Whiskey?

WHO MAKES AMERICA'S WHISKEY?

Beam-Suntory's Booker Noe Distillery - Boston, KY In 2014's Bourbon, Strange , I wrote, "the industry is very concentrated, with just...

Whiskey Fungus Struggles in Court of Public Opinion

WHISKEY FUNGUS STRUGGLES IN COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION

Fungus on the warehouses at Heaven Hill in Bardstown, Kentucky. Baudoinia compniacensis is a harmless fungus that grows well in the...

 
 
 
Dad's Hat Rye Set to Break 4-Year Age Barrier

DAD'S HAT RYE SET TO BREAK 4-YEAR AGE BARRIER

All of a sudden, it seems, there are hundreds of small distilleries in the U.S. It is a struggle to keep track of them all. For whiskey...

That Stuff You're Drinking? It's Not Whiskey

THAT STUFF YOU'RE DRINKING? IT'S NOT WHISKEY

Whiskey has exactly one ingredient, whiskey. A mixture of different whiskeys, and nothing else, is still whiskey. A mixture of whiskey...

 
 
 
Kentucky Launches Mail Order Bourbon Business

KENTUCKY LAUNCHES MAIL ORDER BOURBON BUSINESS

Governor Matt Bevin signs the 'Bourbon Without Borders Act' at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville. The bill Kentucky Governor...

International Law? There Is No Such Thing

INTERNATIONAL LAW? THERE IS NO SUCH THING

WARNING: No bourbon content. In their criticism of the Trump administration's recent policy change, regarding separating the children...

 
 
 



Italian Style Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is a true delicacy often served on holidays and very special occasions that your dinner guests will find very impressive. Making a great Beef Wellington is... Read more ...

Chicken Liver Pate

Pâté sounds intimidating to make but this Chicken Liver Pâté recipe is simple and inexpensive yet has a magnificent flavor. This recipe combines the flavors of chicken livers... Read more ...

Tequila-Lime Marinated Angus Sirloin - Sound of Flavor

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Roasted Carrots and Lentil Salad

Roasted Carrots and Lentil Salad

Oven-roasted carrots and onions rubbed in harissa and olive oil, mixed with soft lentils and a touch of salty feta...Delish! Read more ...

Pistachio rose rhubarb cocktail

Pistachio rose rhubarb cocktail

Seasonal twist on Jerry Thomas' 1862 Japanese cocktail with cognac, pistachio rose water orgeat, rhubarb bitters, lemon twist Read more ...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake: 3 delicious desserts in 1 bite! Cookie cake crust, creamy vanilla cheesecake, and chocolate chip cookies! Read more ...

Sheet Pan Paprika Chicken

Sheet Pan Paprika Chicken

Sheet Pan Paprika Chicken and Potatoes: Chicken rubbed with fragrant fennel and smoky paprika with crisp, creamy red potatoes. Read more ...

Blackened Chicken

Blackened Chicken

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Greek Salad with Salmon

Greek Salad with Salmon

What's better than a recipe that you can 1: whip up in 20 minutes and 2: goes on the top of your weeknight meal list! This Greek Salad! Read more ...

Chicken Caprese

Chicken Caprese

If you're looking for a quick, healthy 30-minute dinner then this Chicken Caprese - 30 Minutes or Less Meal is the dinner for you! Read more ...

Honey Mustard Chicken

Honey Mustard Chicken

This incredible Baked Honey Mustard Chicken is insanely delicious! Sweet, sticky and packed with so much flavor, then baked to perfection! Read more ...

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

This amazing moist and flavorful Carrot Cake is so easy to make, it will quickly become your favorite. Read more ...

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Trufles

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Trufles

This rich ‘n satisfying vegan cookie dough truffle recipe is perfect for gift-giving! It's the ultimate edible paleo cookie dough dessert! Read more ...