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I Dream of… Jim Beam?

In 1964, the Jim Beam Christmas edition decanter sold for $5.99. On April 28, one of those bottles is expected to bring at least $100,000 at auction. The contents of this bottle made it extra-special, and we’re not talking about…

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Introducing: Basil Hayden’s Rye

My new book, “Barrel Strength Bourbon: The Explosive Growth of America’s Whiskey,” charts the remarkable increase in the production not only of bourbon, but also of rye whiskey. For instance: From 2009 through 2014, the volume of rye whiskey produced increased…

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Happy (Bourbon) Pi Day!

Traveling for business, I was afraid I was going to miss Pi Day. But as one of my jokester friends pointed out on Facebook, the thing about Pi Day is it goes on forever. (Ba-dum-tsssh.) So I wanted to share…

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