Taste More, Listen Less November 17, 2017 by Brett Atlas
In a Louisville hotel room overlooking the Haymarket whiskey bar, my friend Brian had arranged something special. As I entered the room, I instantly spotted three rows of semi-filled glasses, each row dead-ending at an amber bottle marked with the letters ‘X’, ‘Y’ and ‘Z.’ “Oh, hell yes!” I giddily exclaimed. Nothing brings a room of whiskey ‘experts’ back down to earth like a good blind tasting. It’s one of the few times I look forward to being humiliated...
A Bangin' Bourbon Cocktail That Puts Leftover Cranberry Sauce to Good Use November 17, 2017 by Jamie Webber
Cranberry sauce lovers and haters, unite! We're positive that even if you're not a fan of smothering the fruit on your turkey, you're going to love it in a cocktail. And don't even think about comparing this one to your college drink of choice. With chunks of real fruit, this is the #adult version of a cranberry vodka soda. Pro tip: Don't use the canned cranberry stuff for this one. First of all, we think it's weird how it comes out in the shape of the can, ridges and all.
11 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PAPPY VAN WINKLE November 17, 2017 by Nick Hines
If there’s such a thing as bourbon royalty, it’s Pappy Van Winkle. The whiskey is one of the hardest-to-find bottles out there, and it’s cherished worldwide as the ultimate example of quality But how well do you really know Pappy? We separated fact from fiction and explored the Frankfort, Kentucky distillery and its beloved bourbon. Here are 11 things you need to know about the most treasured name in bourbon.
Sazerac’s Barton 1792 Distillery has added a new whiskey to its range of limited edition expressions. November 15, 2017 by Owen Bellwood
The new Bottled-in-Bond expression honours the 1897 Bottled in Bond act, which put tighter controls on whiskey production and restored drinkers confidence in the product.
The new expression from Barton 1792 is a ‘well-aged’ Bourbon coming from barrels all filled during the same season at the distillery...
Kentucky Owl To Get Its Own Massive Distillery Complex November 14, 2017 by Nino Marchetti
From cult bourbon to acquisition by a large spirits brand to the recent debut of a new rye whiskey, Kentucky Owl has been on its way up the whiskey world’s ladder. The brand is now set to take another giant leap forward, with plans unveiled recently for a large distillery project known as Kentucky Owl Park.
Going 10 Rounds With American Whiskey Expert Larry Rice November 14, 2017 By Noah Rothbaum
Beam Suntory releases Jim Beam Distiller’s Cut November 14, 2017 By Nicola Carruthers
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. Announces Inaugural Rye Whiskey Single Barrel Release November 14, 2017 by Caroline Paulus
This Saturday, Peerless will open their doors to offer for the first time the tasting and sale of three Peerless Straight Rye Whiskey Single Barrel picks hand selected by Head Distiller, Caleb Kilburn. Since releasing the Rye in the Spring of this year, the distillery has been giving tastings of the two-year-old product along with a sample of Rye new make. With the single barrel picks being offered, it will give...
HERE'S YOUR FIRST LOOK AT JIM BEAM DISTILLER'S CUT WHISKEY November 13, 2017 by CHRIS WILSON
The world's best-selling bourbon is rolling out a brand new, limited-edition offering. Maxim can exclusively reveal the first look at Jim Beam Distiller's Cut, an unfiltered 100-proof Kentucky bourbon that has been aged five to six years and was personally overseen by Fred Noe, Jim Beam's seventh generation Master Distiller...
The Evolution Of Bourbon Labels November 13, 2017 by Michael R. Veach
Looking at the images and names of the bottles of Bourbon labels, I have often contemplated how the brand name was derived. Starting with the term “Brand Name”, this term comes from the 19th century when the barrel was the major package for whiskey. The distillers would brand their name on the barrel head thus giving use the term used even today...
A Smith Bowman debuts Port-finished Bourbon November 13, 2017 By Nicola Carruthers
The Cocktail Chronicles November 11, 2017 by Caroline Paulus
After 10 years of covering the booze beat, I saw there was a need for a work that would both offer a snapshot of some of the most compelling drinks from the current cocktail renaissance, and that could serve as an accessible on ramp for those looking to dive in themselves. I had a tremendous amount of resources and research material I’d compiled over the past decade...