Whiskey Wit

Perils of Louisville

“I’ve been here for less than 24 hours and I’ve had more pork and bourbon than I’ve had in my entire life.” Moth Mainstage storyteller Brian Finkelstein, host for “On the Rocks: Stories from the Distilleries,” taped at the Brown Theater…

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Foolproof formula for bourbon

“Bourbon is a combination of science, skill and luck.” Wes Henderson, chief operating officer of Louisville Distilling Co., maker of Angel’s Envy

It’s hard to argue with that

“Prohibition may be a disputed theory, but none can say that it doesn’t hold water.” Thomas L. Masson, American editor and author. Prohibition began on Jan. 17, 1920.

A bourbon distilled in 1901

“It’s got a great color, that good, bright (color), which means it should still be a good-tasting product. When it stays that same color all those years you know it’s well-made, been aged well.” Wild Turkey master distiller Jimmy Russell,…

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Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead? Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) to Cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid), “Christmas Vacation” (1989)

Bourbon. J.R. Ewing’s response to the question, “What do you like in your coffee?” RIP, Larry Hagman.

If you’re getting tobacco or grapefruit or whatever in my bourbon, I must be doing something wrong. Good bourbon should taste like good bourbon! Parker Beam, master distiller for Heaven Hill