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Bourbon's Virginia Home: A Visit To A. Smith Bowman Distillery
November 22, 2014 in Whisky
One of the biggest myths about Bourbon is that it has to be produced in Kentucky. Bourbon doesn’t have to be produced in Kentucky—it just so happens that the vast majority of the best Bourbon is produced there, but that has nothing to do with the actual legal requirements around what makes Bourbon, Bourbon. In fact, there is some damn fine Bourbon being produced outside of Kentucky, in other parts of the United States. [...] Continue Reading
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Talking Laphroaig’s 200th and Cairdeas Amontillado with Master Distiller John Campbell

Laphroaig’s Distillery Master, John Campbell, has had a pretty full plate as of late. In addition to the release of a number of new whiskies in the past few months — including this year’s Cairdeas and a new entry-level spirit … Continue reading


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Art Of The Single Barrel: The Balvenie 25-Year Traditional Oak-Aged Whisky

When I was getting into Scotch, The Balvenie 15-Year Single Barrel quickly became my first go-to whisky. Of course, it was a lot cheaper then than it is in today’s booming Scotch market; but even now, at about $90 a … Continue reading


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How To Drink Wine Like A High Roller (Even If You Aren’t One)

Plus, five wines from Sherry-Lehmann that you won’t feel bad about dropping some serious dough on. If you, like me, are not a high roller (yet) but want to drink wine like one, there’s a good way to accomplish this … Continue reading


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Blackjack and Beer: Kicking Off Fall With Mohegan Sun’s BrewFest

There are a lot of great getaways in New England, but one of my favorites is a weekend at Mohegan Sun. It’s like the sinful stomping ground between New York and Boston where everyone can forget their allegiances and just … Continue reading


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Patrón Takes Premium Tequila To The Next Level…Again: Roca Patrón

If you asked 100 drinkers to name a premium tequila brand, chances are the vast majority of them would say Patron. And there’s a good reason for that. Prior to Patron there really wasn’t a mainstream premium tequila industry in … Continue reading


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Get Your Whisk(e)y Drinking Hats On, Boston: Three Can’t Miss Fall Events

We all know that fall is Christmas for whiskey lovers when it comes to new releases. But, in Boston, it’s also about the events. In the next month, there are a number of big whiskey events happening as well as … Continue reading


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The Transformation of Lunch Car 773: Historic Landmark Becomes A Haven For BBQ And Whiskey

The Rosebud has been a part of Davis Square in Somerville, MA since 1941. The diner car was installed the same year that Citizen Kane was released, and the year that the US entered WWII. Yes, the Rosebud had already … Continue reading


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FEW Spirits: The Pursuit and Passion of Distilling Craft

Rome wasn’t built in a day. And nor was the craft spirits industry. In fact, looking at the landscape today, it’s hard to imagine what twists and turns lie ahead for craft spirits. Will the industry follow in the footsteps … Continue reading


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Fall Whiskey Is In The Air! Here’s What To Look Out For

Fall is a beautiful time of the year. The weather starts cooling off, the leaves start changing, apple cider donuts come back into fashion… oh, yeah, and all of the best American whiskeys get released. Man I love the fall. … Continue reading


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A Journey Through the Wines of Alsace

Every time I drink a wine from Alsace it reminds me how stupid I am for not drinking more wines from Alsace. And I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who feels that way. The reality is, Alsace is … Continue reading


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