1. Just How Subjective is Taste?

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    December 1, 2014 by Bourbon Empire

    In 2013, I attended a spirits tasting where I tried one whiskey so disagreeable that it defied easy description. There …
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  2. Balcones: Balancing Art With Commerce

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    September 6, 2014 by Bourbon Empire

    There is clearly something in the water supply of Waco, Texas, inspiring dramatic standoffs that end in fire and brimstone. …
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  3. There is a Sanity Shortage, not a Whiskey Shortage

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    May 29, 2014 by Bourbon Empire

    The world is apparently ending, judging by the tone of recent news reports of the whiskey shortage. An apocalypse looms, …
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  4. Credit Where it’s Due — Go Buy Bernheim Wheat Whiskey With an Age Statement

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    April 27, 2014 by Bourbon Empire

    There’s no denying that American whiskey is a seller’s market right now. The┬ácompanies that make it are like the proverbial …
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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