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Not only do the photos in The Ambassador of Bourbon capture the process of making Maker’s Mark bourbon, it also captures the essence of Maker’s Mark. The Samuels family brought their vision to fruition in the historic Burk’s Distillery< …Read More
When Santa comes tonight, surprise him! Instead of putting out milk and cookies, leave out cocktails and candies. I am sure that Santa would appreciate a hot toddy to warm him up or a classic Martini to get his blood flowing. …Read More
This bourbon hails from a small craft distillery in Loveland Colorado – the brainchild of a wife-husband-husband’s father combo! Dancing Pines is one of many new craft distilleries that have been popping up across America that have embraced the modern American whiskey renaissance with it’s bourbon whiskey. Yes, Dancing Pines does produce a bourbon. We like to point that out as many people think that bourbon can only come from Kentucky. Bourbon can come from anywhere in the United States but only Kentucky bourbon can come from Kentucky. …Read More
Each September marks Bourbon Heritage Month. While there are other spirits with connections to America – think colonial rum and apple brandy – no spirit is as quintessentially American as bourbon. Bourbon is an amber colored whiskey that must be made from a mash consisting of a majority of corn, matured in charred American oak barrels and bottled at no less than 80 proof.
Bourbon is often associated with Kentucky but bourbon can be made … Read more
Not only is September Bourbon Heritage Month, Jimmy Russell, Wild Turkey’s Master Distiller is celebrarting his 58th year making Bourbon. Here’s their twist on the venerable Manhattan.
Raise a toast to Jimmy for giving this fine Kentucky Bourbon.
Today marks the final episode in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises. It sounds like this will be the darkest and most intense of the three movies. This is hard to imagine given the intensity of The Dark Knight. Try one of these tipples before or after the movie.
Toast dear old Dad with this creation created by top DC mixologist JP Caceres for Basil Hayden’s Bourbon (and Dad of course.) Bourbon Daddy combines Basil Hayden’s spicy bourbon with the added kick of pink peppercorns, tart lemon juice and savory sage for a cocktail that will make any dad feel special this year.
Enjoy with Dad this Father’s Day, or if your the Dad, enjoy by yourself in quiet!
I didn’t know much about Four Roses Bourbon other than that my friend Ingrid really, really likes it! We recently received a bottle of the Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon with the identification of Warehouse DS and Barrel 3-1I. Apparently, each of the Four Roses Single Barrel Bourbon bottles come marked with their barrel identification and warehouse storage location. I thought that was pretty cool as bottles from different barrels can conceivably taste pretty different. It would be fascinating to track down a number of these bottles and do a taste test! …Read More
It’s Presidents Day. Not all of our Commanders in Chief have been drinkers, but many have. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson even ran distilleries as part of their households. Distilling and brewing were quite common in those days.
Here are cocktails our Commanders in Chief preferred.
Gerald Ford: Gin and Tonic
Herbert Hoover: Martini
Richard Nixon: Rum & Coke
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Scotch or Brandy
Harry Truman: Bourbon
Lyndon Johnson: Scotch and Soda
Warren Harding: … Read more
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