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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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Louisville creates official Bourbon District

In my new book, “Barrel Strength Bourbon: The Explosive Growth of America’s Whiskey,” I document the tremendous strides that Louisville has taken over the past five or so years to reclaim and celebrate the city’s place in Kentucky bourbon history….

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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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