We Know What Bourbon Every Whiskey Geek Will Be After This Summer
Buffalo Trace expands its Weller lineup for the third year running.
Buffalo Trace expands its Weller lineup for the third year running.
Whiskey is more than the juice inside the bottle.
Everything you ever wanted to know about America's favorite brown spirit, including, of course, the best bottles you can actually buy.
Easy-drinking PVW-adjacent bourbon that also pushes boundaries? Uh, yes.
The best place to buy, sell and trade any rare (or ordinary) whiskey under the sun, so long as you have the coin. For now.
You probably heard about Blanton's Gold Edition coming to the US this summer. You probably haven't heard about Poland-exclusive Blanton's.
Whether you’re cash-strapped or rolling in the dough, here are the best bourbons to buy at every price point.
Whether you want to know the going price for a bottle of Pappy 15 or Wild Turkey 101, this is the Instagram account to follow for the price-conscious bourbon nerd.
Stagg Jr. is the baby brother of a more famous Buffalo Trace bourbon. Here's why you want it.
Great bourbon can be had for under $50, so why spend more? These bottles are why.
Is there a proper way to drink Bourbon? We asked experts in the industry to weigh in.
There's cheap bourbon, value bourbon, good bourbon and bullshit bourbon. This is the best of the latter.
All hail the middle shelf.
Friends don't let friends drink bad bourbon. These are the best bottles of brown to bring to your next holiday party.
Bourbon, despite going off like a bomb this past decade, can still be an affordable man’s game. Here are the bourbons we’d recommend for $25 or less.
Sometimes you can't find Bulleit bourbon. Sometimes you want something different, but not too different. Here are three whiskeys for those moments.
Bourbon barrel-aged stouts like Goose Island's Bourbon County Stout forged a path that helped lead the American craft beer revolution.
Pappy Van Winkle is America's most coveted whiskey. We gave a writer $300 to see if it's possible to find at retail price.
Jim Murray crowned another bourbon as whiskey of the year, so to help you learn more about the liquid gold, we compiled the bourbon news and guides you should know in 2019.
The Taylor family's 102-year-old bourbon-making drought ends.
If you like Knob Creek, Booker's and the rest of Jim Beam Distillery's Small Batch collection, you're gonna like this.
Goose Island's 2019 Bourbon County Stout lineup will include beers aged in Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace and Wild Turkey barrels.
A group of experts tackle the best bourbon whiskey for Kentucky's most famous cocktail.
Legent is the first bourbon released under the Jim Beam brand since the '90s and it's completely unlike anything else out there.
Don't buy high-proof bourbon for high proof's sake, but prospect carefully and you'll unlock liquid pleasures beyond the vale.
Buffalo Trace's revamped line is all about fiddling with one thing: barrels.
If you find these bottles at their $99 SRP, buy them immediately.
The best way to catch up on the day's most important product releases and stories.
Bourbon can be confusing. The first step to mastery: know your vocabulary.
First distilled in the original Stitzel-Weller Distillery and bottled in handmade glass decanters.
Old Forester's latest entry in their limited Whiskey Row series honors a very strange time in bourbon-making history.
Jim Beam's attempt at a potent small-batch whiskey finds its best form in Booker's 7 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon.
Baker's holds a rich flavor profile of citrus, caramel, cedar and vanilla. It just takes one small trick to unmask it.
The rise of craft American whiskey now extends beyond the bourbon belt. Here's the shortlist of major players nationwide.
We toured 12 distilleries in a five-day blitz, asking everyone we met to walk us through the bourbon-making process. Here, you'll find all of the steps that go into making America's unique take on whiskey.
"Buffalo Trace is already making the bourbons of the future”, said our guide Freddy Johnson. It sounded bold until we stopped to think about it. Whiskey has to age before it can qualify as bourbon, so technically, every distiller is making “the bourbons of the future” today. Still, after we spent an afternoon learning about the company’s quest to make the world’s perfect bourbon, his phrasing seemed prophetic.
At one of Lexington's best bourbon bars, we laid eyes on some of the absolute rarest bottles in the world.
At some of the distilleries along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, there are bottles you can't find anywhere else -- rarities that can only be purchased on-site. These were the exclusive bottles we found in the dozen or so distilleries we visited.
Willett Master Distiller Drew Kulsveen doesn't have time for bullshit. It's not something he has to tell anyone. The message shoots from his eyes like a railgun. Even at a relatively young age, it's clear he's heard it all before. He talks like someone who’s lost years listening to others dribble on, and worked hard to eradicate the behavior in himself; his speech is terse, verging on curt. You can't blame him for him ignoring the noise. A lot rides on his shoulders. He and his family worked for years to rebuild the family distillery, which reopened in 2012, and now he's determined to prove a point.
Bourbon is booming, but only decades ago, it was on a path toward failure. This was most evident in the 1980s, at the height of vodka and big hair, when distilleries in the Bluegrass State were shuttering their doors. They simply couldn’t give bottles away, the same bottles that just a generation before were lining executive conference rooms and hotel bars throughout America. It was by definition an all-American drink, and it was quickly fading. But then in the mid-2000s, distillers realized the atmosphere was changing. Bourbon started coming back. Fast. This explosion, which continues to grow to this day, raises plenty of questions. What's fueling the bourbon boom? Is it going to burst, like tech and housing? Are some bottles really worth $5,000, and more importantly, who’s buying them? What makes a bourbon good? The best way to get to the bottom of this was to head to the Bluegrass State, where 95 percent of the world's bourbon is made, equipped with a few cameras, some notebooks and clean livers for five days on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail -- a triangle of distillery tours throughout the state with endpoints at Louisville, Lexington and Bardstown — for many early mornings and late nights drinking and talking with some of the foremost professionals in booze. We came back with five days of fear and loathing on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
Today in gear: a new entry level Logitech Harmony remote, the Nuvyyo Tablo DVR for cord cutters, Quixotic Pocket Squares, Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary Bourbon and BBQ recipes from London.
At night, when bourbon connoisseurs go to bed, many dream of Pappy Van Winkle, a line of three exquisite bourbons (15, 20 and 23 years old, all of them colloquially referred to as "Pappy") distilled and bottled by the Sazerac Company at the Buffalo Trace Distillery. Much of Pappy's legend comes from its high demand: when it's released, liquor stores dust off month-long waiting lists to decide who gets a bottle. At the end of last year, Bourbonr Blog made headlines in the liquor community by posting a recipe for "Poor Man's Pappy," a mix of two mid-range W.L. Weller whiskies that they claim, while not being able to emulate Pappy Van Winkle completely, "comes close." But does the recipe hold up? With $50, a postal scale and a mason jar, we decided to find out for ourselves.
There’s no denying that bourbon is having a moment. The pride of Kentucky wins out over other whiskies because it’s a little sweeter, a little smoother, and a whole lot easier to mix. It’s also relatively affordable -- very good bottles are available at very good prices. But thanks to its newfound popularity, some of the top-tier bottles -- Pappy Van Winkle's family reserve, George T. Stagg -- are now shockingly expensive and, increasingly, hard to track down. Luckily, there’s still a wide variety to bourbons at accessible prices that are readily available in nearly every state. Which one to choose? Here's a list to help you out.
On a brisk Manhattan morning, we met with Ralph Erenzo of Hudson Whiskey for a taste test. He introduced us to Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey ($45), the first bourbon whiskey ever made in New York, and the first legal pot-distilled whiskey made in New York since prohibition. Made from 100 percent New York corn and aged in American Oak barrels, it proves that not all good bourbon needs to come from the South.
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