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The Life and Ever-Changing Palate of a Bourbon Enthusiast - How Taste Buds Change

Written by Mark Pringle
The life of a bourbon lover is first and foremost enjoyable. The entire process of anticipating, nosing, and tasting this wonderful golden fluid is an adventure to which enthusiasts await. We are in &

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

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

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 Host a Bourbon Tasting Event for Friends

Written by Mark Pringle
Bourbon is to be enjoyed with friends. When you combine friendship with a bourbon tasting, the enjoyment of the event is kicked up a notch. However, what is the best way to host a bourbon tasting? Wha

How to Drink Bourbon So That You Enjoy It

Written by Mark Pringle
I can’t tell you how often I have shared bourbon with friends only to have them respond, "That is too hot," or, they will say, “I only taste the alcohol." Unfortunately

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

What is a Cask Strength or Barrel Proof Bourbon?

Cask strength or barrel-proof bourbon is a bourbon that has not undergone dilution after the end of its aging process. Therefore, cask strength bourbon is unblemished cask-to-bottle whiskey that t

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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