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...

 
 
 
Buffalo Trace Updates Bourbon Shortage Status

BUFFALO TRACE UPDATES BOURBON SHORTAGE STATUS

I don't generally publish press releases. I am publishing this one for two reasons. (1) It contains a lot of interesting information....

Diageo's Loss Is Sazerac's Gain

DIAGEO'S LOSS IS SAZERAC'S GAIN

Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes Many years ago, when I was working at a marketing services company, one of our executives issued an edict that...

 
 
 
Elijah Craig Did Not Make the First Bourbon

ELIJAH CRAIG DID NOT MAKE THE FIRST BOURBON

One of the most persistent bourbon myths is the one about Elijah Craig. Here is a typical example, from Alexis Lichine's New Encyclopedia...

Partial Warehouse Collapse at Barton 1792

PARTIAL WAREHOUSE COLLAPSE AT BARTON 1792

At about 11AM EDT this morning, without warning, a whiskey aging warehouse at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown partially collapsed....

 
 
 
The Rest of the Sourced Whiskey Story

THE REST OF THE SOURCED WHISKEY STORY

A few weeks ago, NBC News posted a story and video with the headline "Behind the misleading claims fueling America's bourbon boom."...

In Bourbon Country, Fall Begins Today

IN BOURBON COUNTRY, FALL BEGINS TODAY

No, the leaves haven't changed and the thermometer tells a different story, but July 1 is the first day of the fall distilling season...

 
 
 



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

The Roasted Red Pepper Semolina Focaccia recipe in the latest video from POV Italian Cooking is packed full of flavor but still an easy bread to make at home. This Italian... Read more ...

Burgers & Griddle Corn - Sound of Flavor

Burgers sizzling on the grill is the definitive sound of summer in America. Hamburgers with 80 lean meat and 20 fat, that are featured in this video, makes juicier, more... Read more ...

Chocolate Banana Smoothie Bowl

Chocolate Banana Smoothie Bowl

Decadent Chocolate banana smoothie bowl with avocado, peanut butter, banana and hemp seeds Read more ...

Strawberry Cupcakes

Strawberry Cupcakes

Quick & easy strawberry cupcakes, homemade from scratch with simple ingredients. Pink, soft and loaded with fresh strawberry. Read more ...

Vegan Lentil Soup

Vegan Lentil Soup

This vegan lentil soup is velvety smooth, creamy, nourishing and only has 7 ingredients! Ready in one pot in less than 25 minutes. Read more ...

Easy Air Fryer Baked Potato

Easy Air Fryer Baked Potato

These Air Fryer Baked Potatoes turn out perfect every time. Its layer is crispy on the outside, while extra tender on the inside. Read more ...

3 Ingredient vegan cookies

3 Ingredient vegan cookies

3 ingredient cookies suitable for all diets! Read more ...

Mexican Pinto Beans

Mexican Pinto Beans

You asked for it - more Instant Pot recipes!! So today let's make a kitchen staple in the WGC household... Mexican Pinto Beans Read more ...

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

This easy and delicious chicken noodle soup is the perfect meal for a cold winter day or to make for someone sick. Read more ...

Baked Enchilada Chicken

Baked Enchilada Chicken

This Baked Enchilada Chicken takes less than 30 minutes to make and only 5 pantry staple ingredients. Perfect for busy weeknights. Read more ...

Instant Pot Mexican Rice

Instant Pot Mexican Rice

How To Make FLUFFY Mexican Rice in the Instant Pot! Read more ...

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

A delicious, comforting Homemade Creamy Chicken Noodle soup recipe that is made in one pot! This quick, creamy soup is perfect! Read more ...