Back to Bourbon School

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...

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...

Bourbon SATs – The 7 Vocab Words You Might Not Know

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...
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...
Booker's Bourbon 2020 Batches

The 2020 Booker’s Bourbon Batches Explained and Ranked

The 2020 Booker's Bourbon batches have come to a close with this month's release of the final batch of the year, "Pigskin." And now that we've tried them all, it seemed like the perfect time to rank them.

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...

10 Facts You May Not Know About Elijah Craig Barrel Proof

With this month's release of Elijah Craig Barrel Proof Batch A122, Heaven Hill is celebrating 10 years of the cask strength "Father of Bourbon" expression. It's gained a few new family members...

Nine Things You Might Not Know About Bourbon

Back to school season is here, and we're taking it back to basics every week in August at the Bourbon Review. While some of our expert readers may not be surprised at this list,...