’Twas the Flight before Christmas

  By Chad and Carla Carlton (with apologies to Clement Clarke Moore) ’Twas the FLIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, well, except for my spouse; The Bourbons were stocked near the wet bar…

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Last-minute gifts for the bourbon lover

Friends, Christmas is now just five days away. If you have all of your shopping wrapped up, congratulations. Also, I’m not sure we can really be friends. Actually, I’m a little bit ahead of the game this year for once,…

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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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