Tag Archives: bourbon

  1. 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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  2. 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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  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. 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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  5. Will the Bourbon Bubble Bust?

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    July 19, 2013 by Bourbon Empire

    Probably not. Or at least not in any drastic way. Hopefully it will just deflate a little. It’s hard not …
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  6. Whiskey’s Craft Conundrum – My Latest in Slate

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    June 24, 2013 by Bourbon Empire

    My latest piece looking at how craft whiskey upends a few of the traditional notions we have about “craft” or …
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  7. Should People Stop Telling the World About “Best-Buy” Bourbon?

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    May 31, 2013 by Bourbon Empire

    I’m always a little exasperated at the rare occasions when somebody won’t share a particularly good recipe, preferring to keep …
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