1792 Port Finish Bourbon

88.9 proof; aged 6 years in new American white oak barrels and an additional 2 in used port wine barrels $39.99/750ml suggested retail price The story: Barton 1792 Distillery, owned by Sazerac, continues its new line of premium 1792 brands…

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The Fig Jig

The advent of fall calls for cocktails with rich, deep flavors. This one features both the dark fruit notes of fig and the brightness of orange, which is a natural complement to bourbon. Ingredients 1 tablespoon fig jam (I used…

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Buffalo Trace 2015 Antique Collection

Every September, Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Ky., releases its Antique Collection, five limited-edition whiskeys – George T. Stagg, Eagle Rare 17 Year, William Larue Weller. Sazerac Rye 18 Year and Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye – that have become…

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They work the line

As you may know (and if you don’t, you should), it was Maker’s Mark matriarch Marge Samuels who came up with the idea to seal each bottle with red wax, thereby giving the brand the distinctive packaging that’s immediately recognized…

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Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2015

100 proof, 12 years old $69.99/750ml suggested retail price The story: Each year on Sept. 2, in honor of founder George Garvin Brown’s birthday, Old Forester releases a limited-edition, 12-year-old vintage-dated expression. This year’s lot of barrels were filled on…

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A toast to Four Roses’ Jim Rutledge

Today – Sept. 1, 2015 – is significant in the bourbon world because it is the first day of National Bourbon Heritage Month. But there’s another reason today is significant: As of today, Jim Rutledge is no longer master distiller…

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The Kentucky Sparkler

Heaven Hill sponsored the opening night’s reception at the Bourbon Women’s Sip-osium at the Pendennis Club on Friday, Aug. 21, and three bartenders created cocktails using three of their products. My favorite, The Kentucky Sparkler, was mixed by Emily Hornback…

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