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What is Distillation and How is Liquor Made?

Distillation is a process that entails the changeover of a liquid into vapor which is later processing it back to liquid form. Most industries are bound to use this process on a much larger scale to p

What Does Bottled-in-Bond Mean as it Relates to Bourbon?

When shopping for spirits, it is difficult to know what is quality bourbon. One way to narrow the field is to look for the designation "Bottled-in-Bond" on the label. Unlike the typical w

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

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

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, you create a memorable experience. However, what is the best way to host a bourbon-tasting event? What does a

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

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 (Brown-Forman version) seem to be the quintessential entry-level bourbons. In fact, if you take a poll on any social media bourbon group of good bourbon

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

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

Is Selling Bourbon Illegal? No, But...

Written by Mark Pringle
Deep within the catacombs of social network bourbon groups and the recesses of secondary bourbon markets, you will find individuals who are attempting to sell individual bottles of hard-to-find bourbo

Seven Things that Can Negatively Impact the Taste of Bourbon or Other Whiskeys

Written by Mark Pringle
Bourbon enthusiasts and those new to the bourbon-tasting experience want to enjoy their whiskeys to the fullest. With that in mind, it is essential to understand what things can adversely influence bo

Midwest Grain Products (MGP) and Its Influence in the Bourbon and Whiskey World

Written by Mark Pringle
It is well known within the whiskey community that many "distilleries" buy their whiskeys from the same source. This fact may come as a surprise to many new to the bourbon and rye world beca

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