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...
Master taster Jackie Zykan in the bourbon boom

Master taster Jackie Zykan in the bourbon boom

Ask Jacquelyn Zykan, Old Forester’s master taster and bourbon specialist, what a day on the job is like, and she’ll have a different answer for you every day. For Jacquelyn– or Jackie– being a master taster for the 147 -year-old whiskey brand is a hybrid...
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...
Flavored Whiskeys That Aren’t Absolute Trash

Flavored Whiskeys That Aren’t Absolute Trash

Whether it’s gin, vodka, rum, or even whiskey, whenever artificial flavor is added to a spirit you run the risk of ruining the taste of the base spirit. Many flavored spirits are cloying, sugary, and overloaded with whatever synthetic flavors they’re using to...
Whiskey Glass Can Upgrade Your Dram

Whiskey Glass Can Upgrade Your Dram

Whether it’s Scotch whisky, Irish whiskey, or good old Kentucky bourbon, whiskey drinkers spend a lot of time and money on finding the perfect dram to drink. But how often do we give serious thought to what we’re drinking it out of? While whiskey is typically served...