Four Roses 2019 Limited Ed Small Batch: The Best One Yet?

Four Roses 2019 Limited Ed Small Batch: The Best One Yet?

Every September, in commemoration of National Bourbon Month, the Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, releases a limited edition, small batch bourbon. The expression is a special release, and is not part of the distillery’s core range. When the supply runs...
Wheated Bourbon Alternatives to Pappy

Wheated Bourbon Alternatives to Pappy

Cult whiskey Pappy Van Winkle still retains its appeal for bourbon fans, even those who realize that its exorbitant price and scarcity might mean that it’s not really worth the time and expense required to secure a taste. Yes, Pappy is a very good whiskey, especially...
George Dickel (No. 12) Tennessee Whisky

George Dickel (No. 12) Tennessee Whisky

The George Dickel brand is best known as the “other” Tennessee Whiskey. Without going into the whole thing here, I’ll summarize by saying Tennessee Whiskey is straight bourbon whiskey (but don’t call it bourbon) that has been filtered through some quantity of...
Mountain Dew’s hillbilly and bourbon roots

Mountain Dew’s hillbilly and bourbon roots

The bourbon roots of Mountain Dew – now the country’s third-most popular soft drink – began because two Knoxville brothers needed a tasty mixer for their bourbon. That 1940s-styled Mountain Dew didn’t taste like today’s lemonade-citrus, caffeine- and sugar-charged...
Slaves in bourbon legacy

Slaves in bourbon legacy

In archives across Kentucky, Erin Wiggins Gilliam is on a search for the faces and names of slaves who worked in America’s first whiskey distilleries. She and others know for a fact that slaves helped create what is now one of the country’s most iconic...