Van Winkles going after counterfeiters

As I write in my new book, “Barrel Strength Bourbon,” the thirst for hard-to-find Pappy Van Winkle has reached such epic proportions that empty Pappy bottles are being sold online for $200 — often purchased by counterfeiters who refill them…

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Buffalo Trace announces 2017 Antique Collection

The annual fall release of limited-edition whiskeys continues with the 2017 edition of Buffalo Trace’s Antique Collection, five whiskeys of various ages, recipes, and proofs. According to a news release, Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley is particularly taken with the “extra…

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Four Roses 2017 Limited Edition Small Batch

107.3 proof (barrel strength) Blend of 15-year-old OESK, 13-year-old OESK and 12-year-old OESV $130/750ml suggested retail price The story:  Every year, Four Roses celebrates Bourbon Heritage Month with the release of a Limited Edition Small Batch. The 2017 edition features two of…

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Limited-run Chihuly exhibit sparkles at Maker’s

I’ve always been enchanted by the glass installations of Dale Chihuly. With their colorful, curly-twirly tendrils, they resemble exotic sea creatures, or perhaps far-flung nebulae. I’ve seen his work at such disparate locations as the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and…

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Old Forester Statesman

95 proof; no age statement $54.99/750ml suggested retail price The story: I’ve always said that bourbon has a lot of character. But Old Forester Statesman is the first one I’m aware of that actually is a character. The new Brown-Forman…

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