Tag: Chris Morris

Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

The first malting house in Kentucky was in Woodford County. There are no longer any malting houses in the state. Corsair Artisan Distillery, which has operations in both Bowling Green, Ky., and Nashville, Tenn., is planning a malt house at…

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In honor of Lincoln Henderson

Today is a sad day in the bourbon world, as master distiller Lincoln Henderson is laid to rest. He died Sept. 10 at the age of 75 following a long battle with melanoma. He worked for nearly 40 years for…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

Old Forester was named for Dr. William Forrester, a Civil War hero and one of the investors who backed George Garvin Brown’s groundbreaking idea to sell bourbon only in bottles to ensure quality and consistency. Dr. Forrester himself was not old; he…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

Old Forester was named for Dr. William Forrester, a Civil War hero and one of the investors who backed George Garvin Brown’s groundbreaking idea to sell bourbon only in bottles to ensure quality and consistency. Dr. Forrester himself was not old; he was just 34…

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Woodford Reserve Bourbon Academy

Summer school isn’t bad – in fact, it’s pretty great – when classes are held at the Woodford Reserve Bourbon Academy. My pal Stacey Yates from the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau and I headed to the beautiful distillery in Versailles,…

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Mastering the mint julep

It is slightly less than one month until the Kentucky Derby, which means that people around here are starting to talk about mint juleps. It can be difficult to make a good mint julep; many of them end up way…

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Woodford Reserve Four Wood

Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection: Four Wood 94.4 proof The 2012 Master’s Collection entry by Chris Morris, the seventh in the series, batches Woodford Reserve fully aged in white oak and then finished in maple barrels, sherry barrels and ruby port barrels….

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Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection

The new Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection, being released in 47 U.S. markets this week, is a batching of mature Woodford Reserve bourbon aged in oak barrels and then finished in barrels made from maple wood, sherry wood and port wood. Woodford…

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Happy 200th, Woodford Reserve

The Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Ky., is celebrating 200 years of whiskey making this week. Of course, the distillery wasn’t always called Woodford Reserve; that brand, owned by Brown-Forman, began in the mid-1990s. But whiskey has been made on…

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