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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

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

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 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

The Best Rye Whiskeys by Price and Value Right Now!

Written by Mark Pringle
What are the best rye whiskeys to drink in 2022? Well, that depends on how much you want to spend. So, I have compiled a list of some of the best rye whiskeys by price and value. What is the best rye

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

The 5 Best Ways to Drink Bourbon (Pros and Cons) for Beginners

Written by Mark Pringle
There are many ways to drink bourbon, and there may be no one way that is “the best” when considering everyone has a personal preference. With that in mind, what are the common and most po

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

Does Whiskey Oxidize? How Long is Bourbon Good Once Opened?

Written by Mark Pringle
One of the most popular questions new bourbon enthusiasts ask is, "How fast will my bourbon oxidize once I open the bottle?" They are really asking, "How long is bourbon good for once o

What is Blended Whiskey (Bourbon)? A Quick Reference Guide

Written by Mark Pringle
A blended whiskey or bourbon is an artfully crafted result of mixing different types of whiskeys. Often, crafters experienced in the art of blending will mix different aged and/or different quality wh

The Best Benchmark Bourbons Ranked

Which Benchmark bourbon is the best? Before answering that question, let's get a little more information about the Benchmark brand. Benchmark is the popular Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiske

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 &

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