Five Easy Tips to Step Up Your Cocktail Skills

With all the different bourbons on back bars and store shelves today, it's easy to fall into the trap of taking neat pours of everything, just to be sure you've tried them...

Here’s How to Decode Elijah Craig (And Larceny) Barrel Proof Labels

UPDATED: Feb 10th, 2021 Barrel proof bourbon drinkers rejoice - the latest release of Elijah Craig Barrel Proof and Larceny Barrel Proof are beginning to hit shelves across the...

How Phylloxera Jumpstarted The Modern Whiskey Industry

The year is 1865, the sun rises over a sprawling vineyard on the Rhône River in the south of France. An abundance of reds, whites, and rosé wines mature in their barrels until ready...

Distilled Education: Four Whiskey Degrees You Can Get Online

Online whiskey classes are becoming popular for those who can’t attend classes. ​Whether you want to become a distiller and make you own whiskey, or are just seeking to have a greater appreciation of the...
Reigler at the Smithfield, Virginia "Bourbon, Bacon & Beach Music Festival." Courtesy Susan Reigler

How Susan Reigler & the Bourbon Women Association are Bridging Bourbon’s Gender Gap

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...

Bacteria and Your Bourbon

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...

Celebrating Bottled in Bond Day

Updated: March 3, 2021 March 3rd marks 124 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...

14 Quirky Liquor Laws Across the Country

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...