1. Of Origin Stories and Product Placement

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    November 20, 2013 by Bourbon Empire

    I can only imagine the audience reaction if a movie about the Founding Fathers featured a scene where John Adams …
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  2. When Women Were Burned as Witches for Making Whiskey

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    November 1, 2013 by Bourbon Empire

    It’s true, they were. Read about it in my recent write-up of Fred Minnick’s new book, Whiskey Women: The Untold …
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  3. Pappy Van Winkle Jumps the Shark

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    October 22, 2013 by Bourbon Empire

    The recent theft of about $26,000 worth of Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon from the Buffalo Trace Distillery is sure to …
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  4. Noodling: Fall is the Best Time to Barbecue — I Guest Write Slate’s YDIW Column

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    October 8, 2013 by Bourbon Empire

    This isn’t strictly drinking related, unless you consider drinking while barbecuing an essential part of the process, which I do. …
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  5. When Old is New: Craft Distilling Comes Full Circle

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    September 5, 2013 by Bourbon Empire

    Curious about distilling fermented turnips, carrots, or pawpaws? Check out my latest in Serious Eats.

  6. Value Case Study: FEW Rye Whiskey

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    September 5, 2013 by Bourbon Empire

    Whisky Advocate┬árecently put FEW Spirits’ Rye Whiskey into the top 10 of its Fall Issue Buying Guide. That actually means …
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  7. White Whiskey: Measure of Skill or Sinister Plot to Raise Whiskey Prices?

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    August 23, 2013 by Bourbon Empire

    The relative lack of articles about white whiskey during most of 2013 had me thinking the trend was finally fading …
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