Category Archives: AMERICAN WHISKEY

Templeton Rye Signature Reserve

About one hundred years ago, shortly after the United States introduced prohibition, the residents of Templeton, a small town in Iowa, started bootlegging hooch made from molasses. It wasn’t long until this hooch found its way to the speakeasies of … Continue reading

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Jack Daniel’s No. 27 Gold Double Barreled Tennessee Whiskey

The story of Jack Daniel’s started in 1864 when Jasper Newton (“Jack”) Daniel began making a charcoal filtered whiskey which was simply referred to as “Old No. 7”. It took about a century for Old No. 7 to start making … Continue reading

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Wild Turkey Longbranch: alright alright alright!

Eddie Russell nostalgically recalls his first taste of bourbon straight from the barrel at the Wild Turkey distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. It was a few decades ago, and he jokes that the sensation of the bourbon shooting through his veins … Continue reading

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Q&A with Jeff Arnett, Master Distiller at Jack Daniel’s (Tennessee, United States)

Bottles of Jack Daniel’s feature heavily among the whiskies I have reached for most and polished off with ease, my most memorable “bottle kills”. The “Jack Daniel’s” logo has the ability to make me salivate and crave a big ole … Continue reading

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Badger’s Bluff Fresh Cut Whiskey

In this post I review Badger’s Bluff Fresh Cut Whiskey Continue reading

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Twenty Third St Distillery Hybrid Whisk(e)y

In this post I review Twenty Third St Distillery Hybrid Whisk(e)y Continue reading

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Baker’s Bourbon aged 7 years (batch B-90-001)

In this post I review Baker’s Bourbon aged 7 years (batch B-90-001) Continue reading

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Bearded Lady Bourbon

In this post I review Bearded Lady Bourbon from Indiana in the United States. Continue reading

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Jim Beam Signature Craft 12 year old

Jim Beam Signature Craft 12 year old review Continue reading

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What the heck is “moonshine”? A look at Melbourne Moonshine, Crazy Uncle Moonshine and Bearded Lady Charred Moonshine

“Moonshine” is now a fashionable word. You may know it as hooch, bootleg, firewater, rotgut or white lightning, or as just plain old moonshine. Some dictionaries will tell you that “moonshine” is illegally made alcohol while others will explain that it … Continue reading

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