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BLIND BOURBON TASTING May 17, 2017 by Brett Atlas

Last year, we gathered 22 whiskey fans in the tasting room at Omaha’s Spirit World for the Ultimate Blind Rye Tasting and learned that a sub-$30 shelf rye could hold its own against a seldom-seen $100 bottle. If you want to learn more about the benefits of blind tastings or read more about last year’s tasting, please read my post on the event here. For that tasting, we strategically grouped those ryes into specific...

These 8 bourbons just won the highest honor at an international spirits competition May 18, 2017 by Dennis Green

If you want to be sipping the best bourbon, there's only one competition you need to pay attention to. More than 2,200 spirits were entered to be sipped and evaluated at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in April, and eight all-American bourbons rose to the top. Fresh from their charred-oak barrels, these bottles were rated the best-of-the best by the competition's expert judges...

BOURBON ON FIRE: DRINKING 130+ PROOF AMERICAN WHISKEY MONSTERS August 30, 2016 By Nino Marchetti

Welcome to a whiskey which will set you on fire. When one enters into the world of high proof bourbon, one must proceed with caution. These are not whiskeys for consumption by the beginner. These beasts must be approached with the respect they deserve by a discerning drinker with knowledge and patience on how to get at the flavors the spirit so jealously guards by that God-loving burn. Bourbons such as these are...

MICHAEL VEACH VISITS INDIANAPOLIS BOURBON SOCIETY June 27, 2016 By Brent Joseph

This past Monday evening I got to hear Michael Veach speak to the Bourbon Society of Indianapolis. The Bourbon Society of Indianapolis usually meets once a month. Due to our proximity to Kentucky, we have had the opportunity to have some amazing guest speakers in our first year, and this was another opportunity to hear from one of them. It just so happens that this guest is widely regarded as the foremost...

UPDATED: Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Release Cheat Sheet May 12, 2016

In the fall of 2013, Heaven Hill Distillery released the first Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (ECBP) outside of the Heaven Hill Gift Shop. It quickly became a favorite among Bourbonr’s. ECBP is a 12-year-old uncut, unfiltered bourbon which Heaven Hill releases once a quarter. Aside from the excellent flavor and high proof what makes ECBP even better is its retail price. ECBP retails between is...

SIMPLE IS BEST, IN LIFE AND IN BOURBON April 21, 2016 By Patrick 'Pops' Garrett

The old man, retired I’m thinkin’, sat motionless on his covered porch out in the country. What grabs my attention is a small, bright orange can of Prince Albert tobacco poking out of the chest pocket of his well-worn Key overalls. In a quick glance, it resembled a blossoming flower announcing itself to the world. In a more thoughtful look, it was tucked in those overalls just as tight as a wallet, maybe more so. His rough...