Eggnog: How a drink for the rich became an American winter staple December 12, 2017 By Tony Russo
You’ll Want to Put This Bourbon Brown Butter Coleslaw on Everything December 10, 2017 by Sam Slaughter
Depending on where you are in the country — or the world, really — you may have different opinions of coleslaw. Maybe you’re in New Jersey, where coleslaw is almost always served in diners in a tiny cup with a fat pickle spear resting on top while the cabbage and minuscule carrot pieces swim in a generic white sauce. Or maybe you’re in the Deep South, where slaw is a necessary component of any proper barbecue meal. Or heck, maybe you’re reading this from Germany and your krautsalat is made with oil and vinegar and served as a side to a nice wurst.
No matter where you come from or what you’ve previously known about or thought of slaw, throw it out. It doesn’t matter anymore. This recipe is the single greatest coleslaw recipe we’ve come across and you will want to put it on literally everything...
Buffalo Trace Continues Movement Towards Estate Bourbon December 8, 2017 by Nino Marchetti
Popular Kentucky bourbon distillery Buffalo Trace, over the last few years, has dedicated a portion of its grounds to growing specialized corn for an estate bourbon it eventually hopes to bottle and sell. It now has a new update out on its latest progress in this endeavor.
At the end of November, distillery officials noted, the third crop of corn grown on its farm was harvested. Buffalo Trace had...
16 Scrumptious Ways to Introduce Bourbon into Your Cooking December 7, 2017 by Jessi Devenyns
YELLOWSTONE 2017 LIMITED EDITION BOURBON REVIEW December 7, 2017 by Patrick "Pops" Garrett
FINISH: The rich dark fruits and leather drop off pretty quickly leaving a finish consisting of mostly spice, oak and a hint of caramel. And sadly there was no back of the throat surge/burn.
SHARE WITH: New bourbon drinkers will not enjoy this anymore than they would a $20 bottle of whiskey. To really appreciate what this has to offer requires a more experience palate. Share with folks who have an opinion about their bourbon and also enjoy trying new things – even if it means getting outside of their comfort zone...
Whiskey Review: Bardstown Bourbon Company Collaboration (American Brandy Edition) December 7, 2017 by Jim Bonomo
Back in September of 2017, two Kentucky distilleries announced a collaborative project to put a spin on some common place, widely-sourced Indiana Bourbon. Bardstown Bourbon Co. and Copper & Kings Distillery teamed up to finish specially-selected 10 year bourbon from Lawrenceburg’s MGP in both American brandy barrels from C&K, as well as Muscat mistelle barrels.
The resulting products were put to rest in Copper & Kings cellars for an additional 18 months of aging. As we noted earlier this year, the idea behind using the brandy barrels was to accentuate the already present fruit notes in the raisiny, figgy 113 proof bourbon selected by head distillers Steve Nally and Brandon O’Daniel...
Music, food and spirits align at the first annual Bourbon & Beyond Festival December 6, 2017 by Marcia Frost
Mega promoter Danny Wimmer introduced a new festival this year, and it's one that combines three of our favorite things: food, music, and whiskey, bourbon to be exact.
There was no better location than Louisville to introduce Bourbon & Beyond, a two-day festival (September 23-24) celebrating Kentucky's favorite spirit, top chefs, local restaurants, and some of the greatest music around...
Buffalo Trace and Duke Cannon’s Bourbon Soap Collaboration! December 5, 2017 by Caroline Paulus
Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for your Bourbon loving guy?
Like most guy, the co-founders of Duke Cannon Supply Co. enjoy a glass of good Bourbon after a productive day’s work. In collaboration with their favorite distiller, Buffalo Trace, Duke Cannon is now unveiling its most recent addition to their Big Ass Brick of Soap arsenal, The Big American Bourbon Soap...
BOURBON BUNKERS: IDEAS FOR STORING YOUR BOURBON COLLECTION December 5, 2017 by Jim Knudsen
I began researching this post some time ago. By chance, the contributors to Bourbon and Banter were discussing where we store our pride and joy bourbon collection. I was surprised to hear the variety of choices used to store bourbon. Everything from homemade cabinets (with perhaps not quite ridged enough shelves) to, as we learned former Barbie display cases. There were pictures of not quite big enough tables and cabinets and even specially configured closets. It occurred to me that this may be a somewhat common problem. As you begin your bourbon journey and the number of bottles grows, from personal experience it is easy not to anticipate the volume of storage required...
Kickin’ Bourbon Chicken December 3, 2017 by BourbonReviewAdmin
It’s football season here in the Bluegrass, and nothing says football like tailgating with your favorite foods and Bourbon. These Kickin’ Bourbon Chicken Wings are the perfect blend of spicy and savory, with just the right amount Bourbon!
Cocktail of the week: Behind This Wall’s lickety split recipe December 1, 2017 By Dan Matthews
STILL 630 EXPERIMENTAL COLLECTION RELEASE #5 December 1, 2017 By Patrick Garrett
Barefoot Manhattans: The Bitter Truth December 1, 2017 By Michael Veach
CHASING BOURBON UNICORNS November 29, 2017 by Matt Self
What are your top five unicorn bottles?
First, let’s define a “unicorn.” A unicorn is a bottle that you have heard of but never seen. It’s not in a bar. It’s not on your Instagram feed. Your Google search is strangely unproductive. My wife thought unicorns were real animals until a zoo search in her college years proved unsuccessful for the white horse with the spiral horn mid-forehead. Yes, that is a real story; she’s very pretty. Unlike the mythical horse figures, I can confirm that the bottles in this list are still in existence but may be limited to single-digit, unopened bottles. Thanks to my friends at The Bourbon Source and Jack Rose Dining Saloon in Washington, D.C. I have pictures of each to share with you.
Jim Beam Goes Back To Gadget Land With “Smart” Bourbon Decanter November 29, 2017 by Nino Marchetti
You have to give the folks at Jim Beam a creative pat on the back – they know how to playfully capitalize on interest in a particular technology trend. We first saw this a year or so ago in the not-so-smart Jim Beam Apple Watch, and now the famous Kentucky bourbon distillery is back at it again with the new JIM “smart” bourbon decanter.
JIM is Jim Beam’s take on all of the AI technology entering people’s lives such as Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa. This product, however, goes its own direction in both form and function. Voiced by 7...th Generation Master Distiller Fred Noe, the decanter can apparently...
IS JACK DANIEL’S BOURBON? November 28, 2017 by Fred Minnick
Yes. And no.
Jack Daniel’s chooses not to call itself bourbon, but the historic brand applies for federal label approval under the class of bourbon and Tennessee whiskey is listed as straight bourbon in the North American Free Trade Agreement. And if you actually pull a high ranking Jack member aside and really push them on it, they will confirm that “technically” it is a bourbon. But, it’s their choice to not call it bourbon, and they heavily lobbied to create a state Tennessee identity for their style of whiskey. So, out of respect for their labeling and state laws, I call them Tennessee whiskey. It’s absolutely a unique style that is a straight bourbon, charcoal filtered prior to entering the barrel.
SIPPING BOURBON AT FOUR ROSES November 27, 2017 by Luke Castle
A quick history lesson before we dive into our visit. Four Roses was started in 1888. In 1943, when Seagram’s purchased the company, they decided to stop selling in the US market to focus on Europe and Asia. In 2004, after 40 years of begging, Jim Rutledge convinced the new owners (Kirin) to sell their Bourbon to the US market once again. Why am I writing this? I get the sense from the Bourbon community that Fourses Roses isn’t known as a premium brand or isn’t as well known in general. I’ve been a fan for several years and think people should pay more attention to their products. I would venture to guess that a lot of readers already enjoy the whiskey. It’s a well-known secret that they produce the Bourbon that is bottled by a company that rhymes with bullet.
Barton 1792 Distillery Announces 1792 Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey November 23, 2017 by Caroline Paulus
Barton 1792 Distillery has announced the inaugural release of a new limited-edition Bourbon – 1792 Bottled-in-Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
The Bottled-in-Bond act, passed in 1897, ensures that whiskeys that receive the label must be the product of one distillation season, by one distiller, at one distillery. It must be aged in a federally bonded warehouse for at least four years and bottled at 100 proof. Barton 1792 states that the expression remains true to the law, which “revolutionized the quality of American whiskey.”