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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

Ranking Old Forester Whiskeys. Which is the Best?

Written by Mark Pringle
I am almost reluctant to provide a ranking of Old Forester whiskeys for fear of drawing too much attention to this fabulous line of bourbons. Old Forester produces such rich and high-quality whiskeys

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

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

The Best Bourbons Under $60 to Start Your Collection

Written by Mark Pringle
If you ask ten bourbon enthusiasts who have a wide range of bourbon tasting experiences for their best bourbons under $60, no two lists will likely be the same. However, a few bourbons on my list will

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ranking My Favorite Barrell Craft Spirits Whiskeys. The Best Barrell Bourbons and Whiskeys

Written by Mark Pringle
It is no secret to those who know me that I am a huge Barrel Craft Spirits whiskey fan. I focus so much on their products in various social network forums that people think I work for them or that I a

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