Shot of Trivia

Happy Bourbon Heritage Month! This should help you prepare for the days ahead…

Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

Unlike other types of whisky – Scotch, Irish, Canadian, etc. – bourbon has no minimum aging requirement. You could pour the distillate into a new, charred white oak barrel, pour it back out immediately, and you’d have bourbon. It would…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

The first woman to ever serve on the Kentucky Distillers’ Association’s Board of Directors was Lois Mateus. She was appointed to the board in 1992 as the director from Brown-Forman, where she retired as senior vice president in 2008. KDA…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

The first woman to ever serve on the Kentucky Distillers’ Association’s Board of Directors was Lois Mateus. She was appointed to the board in 1992 as the director from Brown-Forman, where she retired as senior vice president in 2008. KDA president Eric Gregory,…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

Abraham Lincoln is the only U.S. president who was also a licensed bartender. In 1833 he opened Berry and Lincoln, a store and saloon in New Salem, Ill., with William F. Berry, a friend from his militia days. What did they…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

Abraham Lincoln is the only U.S. president who was also a licensed bartender. In 1833 he opened Berry and Lincoln, a store and saloon in New Salem, Ill., with William F. Berry, a friend from his militia days. What did they serve? According…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

One of the earliest known recipes for sour mash dates to 1818 and is attributed to a woman. Catherine Carpenter of Casey County, Ky., ran her husband’s distillery after his death and recorded recipes for both sour and sweet mash….

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

One of the earliest known recipes for sour mash dates to 1818 and is attributed to a woman. Catherine Carpenter of Casey County, Ky., ran her husband’s distillery after his death and recorded recipes for both sour and sweet mash. Source: “Kentucky…

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