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Bourbon News & Notes: Tom Bullock’s Old Fashioned, and Log Still Distillery’s approach

BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – for 12 February 2021, by Susan Reigler Toast Black History Month with Tom Bullock’s Old Fashioned Famed African-American bartender Tom Bullock was born in Louisville in 1872. He practiced his mixology...

Hip Hops: NABC, Hi-Wire, Noble Funk, and what’s German, anyway?

German consular official: "Yes, Mr. Baylor, we see you're requesting asylum in our country. Can you explain why you'd like to live in Germany? Me: Must. Escape. Mister X. Dude's been following me around my entire...

Bourbon News & Notes: MGP gets Luxco, a Woodford Reserve chocolate pairing, Double Eagle...

BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – for 5 February 2021, by Susan Reigler News from MGP MGP Ingredients in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, near Cincinnati, Ohio, is the largest distillery of which you have never heard. While it...

Hip Hops: On old books, new beer labels and timeless bung-starters

A fractious month of January calmed somewhat near the end, providing a relatively peaceful space to finish reading the year's opening novel: The Island of Second Sight by Albert Vigoleis Thelen (1903-1989), who was...

Bourbon News & Notes: Roses with Four Roses; IX Bourbon Whiskey; and a new...

BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – for 29 January 2021, by Susan Reigler Four Roses for Valentines Benefits American Heart Association That beautiful bouquet of roses you present your loved one for Valentine’s Day loses its luster...

Hip Hops: Pilsners, Trappists and Monnik

Beer headings and a few pithy comments on a rainy Monday morning ... • Kentucky brewers want legislation to allow them to sell directly to bars and restaurants(Lane Report) In the main, alcoholic beverage laws in...

Bourbon News & Notes: Two whiskey books for your library, and a new expression...

BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – for 22 January 2021, by Susan Reigler Whiskey Book Shelf Since you are reading this column, you are interested in whiskey in general and bourbon in particular. That interest probably means...

Hip Hops: Flagship February celebrates “the beers that got us here”

Flagship February originated in 2019 as an effort spearheaded by beer writers Stephen Beaumont and Jay Brooks, who corralled a few of their friends and set about to espouse the value of flagship beers. Increasingly,...

Bourbon News & Notes: Bourbon Women, Buzzard’s Roost and Kentucky Artisan Distillery

BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – for 15 January 2021, by Susan Reigler Bourbon Women – New Year, New Leadership The Bourbon Women Association is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and the organization for women who...

Hip Hops: Learning about cask-conditioned “real” ale

Even in the best of times, Great Britain’s traditional pub culture is the subject of fervent, impassioned debate. Will the nation's glorious pubs survive changing tastes, injurious taxation and licensing regimes and the encroaching death...