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  1. Brown-Forman’s New President

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    March 18, 2015 by Bourbon Empire

    When we think of the word “bourbon,” it’s easy to forget its roots in the name of the old French …
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  2. Kirkus Reviews Likes Bourbon Empire

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    March 18, 2015 by Bourbon Empire

    So, Kirkus Reviews just published a great review of Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America’s Whiskey. Check it out here.

  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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 companies that make it are like the proverbial …
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  7. 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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