1. When History Repeats Itself, Whiskey Version

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    March 23, 2014 by Bourbon Empire

    One recurring theme in my upcoming book is how history repeats itself, and sometimes gets turned on its head. As …
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  2. How Whiskey Explains the U.S. Economy

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    March 19, 2014 by Bourbon Empire

    For those of you that don’t subscribe to Whisky Advocate, you should. Not least of which because I have a …
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  3. What’s Really Authentically Authentic?

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    February 26, 2014 by Bourbon Empire

    Much of the credit for the resurrection of American whiskey has gone to America’s thirst for “authenticity.” In a world …
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  4. Grade Inflation – The Top Shelf is Moving Up

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    February 4, 2014 by Bourbon Empire

    Drinkers will soon need to charter space shuttles in order to reach the top shelves at their local liquor stores. …
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  5. Suntory Buys Beam — Think of it in Symbols

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    January 13, 2014 by Bourbon Empire

    Japanese drinks giant Suntory has purchased U.S. drinks giant Beam Global. Beam is perhaps the most recognizable name in bourbon, …
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  6. Bourbon’s Area 51

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    December 27, 2013 by Bourbon Empire

    When whiskey geeks write about MGPI, the distillery best known for making whiskey on contract for other brands, they describe …
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  7. Is Cognac More American Than French? My Most Recent in Slate

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    December 4, 2013 by Bourbon Empire

    Cognac has a history that goes way back in the States, even though many are still confused about exactly what …
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