When it comes to bourbon, Susan Reigler is nothing short of a powerhouse. The Louisville native wears more boozy hats that most: She’s an Executive Bourbon Steward, seasoned food and drink journalist, former biology professor with a Masters degree...
Story and Figures Dr. Patrick Heist Wait a minute! Did you just say there are bacteria in my bourbon? Due to the high alcohol content and the fact that alcohol is an antiseptic (it kills bacteria) Bourbon and other whiskies...
March 3rd marks 121 years since the passage of the Bottled-in-Bond Act. Find out what this still means for your Bourbon today! Back before the days of carefully crafted whiskey and Bourbon made by some of the finest palates in...
Kentucky’s liquor laws have certainly run the gamut over the last century. During Prohibition, some distilleries, notably the one today named Buffalo Trace, remained open to produce Bourbon for “medicinal purposes,” while others shuttered their doors forever. To this...
Midway University’s new MBA specialization offers students the chance to participate in Kentucky’s booming Bourbon world. For a Bourbon lover, visiting different distilleries can be considered a type of religious experience. Stitzel-Weller, for example, touts itself as one of the...
Calm those pre-test jitters with a Bourbon neat, and test your Bourbon smarts with a little vocabulary quiz! While some of these terms come naturally to the Bourbon drinker, others are more obscure. 1. Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of... A. Drinking...
Part of Kentucky's 225th Birthday Celebration By Carla Carlton Excerpted from "Barrel Strength Bourbon: The Explosive Growth of America's Whiskey" (Clerisy Press, 2017) The second in a two part series. Read Part II here. By the 1970s, bourbon producers were facing a big...
Head back to Bourbon school with The Bourbon Review all throughout the month of August! Today, we'll talk some science about the American White Oak wood used and charred in all Bourbon barrels. So why do whiskey makers use Oak...

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