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How to Drink Bourbon, America's Most Popular Spirit

Bourbon has become very popular, so popular that the United States Senate had September declared as a national heritage month for the drink. How you drink it is a simple matter of preference,

What Makes Blanton's Bourbon So Special? Is it Worth the Hype?

Blanton's has been around since the 1980s but has become truly popular in the last decade. If you are a whiskey enthusiast or even a fringe bourbon lover, then you know that Blanton's is one o

Are "Neck Pours" a Thing? Whiskey Perception or Reality?

Written by Mark Pringle
You may hear the phrase "neck pour" among whiskey enthusiasts. The phrase refers to the first one or two pours of a bottle of whiskey: typically coming from the bottle's neck. Som

What is the Difference Between Bourbon and Whiskey?

If you love brown liquor, you probably know the difference between Bourbon and whiskey. Both are brown liquor, and some people might even say they have the same taste. If you refer to Bourbon as w

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

What is Bourbon and What Can You Use it for Other than Drinking?

Bourbon is a kind of American whiskey made from corn. Many are uncertain whether whiskey is a Bourbon or not, but the logic is that it needs to be distilled from a blend of grains with at least 51

Wild Turkey 101 vs. Early Times Bottled in Bond: Which One is Better?

Written by Mark Pringle
Wild Turkey 101 and Early Times Bottled in Bond seem to be the quintessential entry-level bourbons. In fact, if you take a poll on any social media bourbon group of good bourbons under $30, you will f

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

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

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