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Double Cider-Bourbon Punch

  INGREDIENTS 4 cups apple cider 3 12-ounce bottles hard apple cider 2 12-ounce bottles ginger beer 2 cups seltzer 3 cups bourbon (From one 750 ml bottle; I used Maker’s Mark) Juice of 1 lemon Large apple for garnish…

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Shrunken Heads: One Ghoulish Garnish

So, you’ve whipped up your Witch’s Brew for Halloween, and it tastes appropriately wicked. But there’s … something … missing. Of course! You need some shrunken heads as a garnish. I’m here for you. And you don’t even have to…

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Great gift idea: Eagle Rare glasses

As a bourbon blogger, I have a lot of bottles of bourbon. I also have a lot of bourbon glassware. But until this week, what I didn’t have was bourbon glasses made from bourbon bottles. A Georgia company called Cave…

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A whiskey emoji? >:-(

Our long national nightmare may soon be over: Starting next year, there may finally be an emoji for whiskey drinkers. The Unicode Consortium, which standardizes characters and emojis across operating systems, announced this week that this glass of whiskey on…

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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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