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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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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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Don’t forget Dad!

Father’s Day is Sunday. If you’re still looking for the perfect gift, might I suggest a copy of “Barrel Strength Bourbon: The Explosive Growth of America’s Whiskey”? It’s filled to the brim with facts about the history and creation of…

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Happy National Bourbon Day*

Happy National Bourbon Day, a completely made-up holiday that obviously was not invented by a Kentuckian because a) every day here is Bourbon Day and b) if we had to choose just one day to so honor, it would not…

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