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What Makes Bourbon Unique and What are the Different Types of Bourbon?

Generally speaking, bourbon is a type of whiskey that can only be made in America, its territories, and the District of Columbia. It dates back to 1700 and 1800 when Irish, European, and some Scot

What is the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and What are the Stops on the Trail?

The Kentucky Bourbons Trail, popularly known as the Bourbon Trail, is a collection of 18 distillers located in and around Louisville. The trial was launched in 1999 by the Kentucky Distiller Asso

What Beginning Bourbon Drinkers Need to Know (Learn From My Experience)

Written by Mark Pringle
If you are new to this bourbon game, no doubt you find it an exhilarating hobby. However, you may have also realized that it can be a money pit. To help alleviate some of the pain newbies can experien

A Brief History of Bourbon

The United States produces a wide range of liquors. However, one of the best-known is bourbon, which is a product unique to the United States. By definition, bourbon is supposed to be made out of corn

Barrell 7 Year Single Barrel Rye vs. Old Forester Single Barrel Rye: Which One is Better?

Written by Mark Pringle
The Nose Initially, the aroma easily goes to Barrell 7 Year Single Barrel Rye. It is a sweet, decadent, candy-spice bomb. Barrell starts as a more complex experience than Old Forester

Does Bourbon Have to be Made in Kentucky to be Called Bourbon?

Some may claim that "Kentucky Bourbon is the one and only Bourbon" and that one cannot truly create Bourbon outside of Kentucky because of Kentucky's unique mixture of barrels and t

Rye Whiskey and Rye Bourbon: Is there a Difference?

“Rye whiskey” and “rye bourbon” are terms that often confuse people who are new to the whiskey world. A common misperception is that the two terms are synonymous. While both ry

How to Evaluate Bourbon and Other Whiskeys

Bourbon tastings have become a popular activity among whiskey drinkers. In fact, you have seen enthusiasts analyze and evaluate whiskeys as if they are examining a fine work of art. These experts refe

The Top 10 Terms Every New Bourbon Enthusiast Should Know

Bourbon is one of the United States’ finest contributions to the world of whiskeys. Legally, bourbon mash must have at least 51% corn and undergo aging in a new charred oak barrel. Regardless of

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