Before getting into what it takes to put together a bottle of Booker’s Rye I feel compelled to make the obvious point that this isn’t part of the typical Jim Beam Distillery tour. If you stop by Claremont for a visit, they’re not going to put you to work putting together some bottles of whiskey.… Continue!
Yesterday our Jim Beam Distillery tour was about to head over to the Knob Creek bottling house and that’s exactly where we’re picking up the trail today. After seeing how the whiskey is made and how it gets into the barrels it was time to see how it gets into the bottle. We started by… Continue!
Last week I was invited out to the Jim Beam Distillery for a tour of their facility and to take part in the launch of the new Booker’s Rye. The day started with breakfast in Louisville, KY and then it was all aboard the Mint Julep tour bus. There was a palpable sense of excitement in… Continue!
Corsair Distillery is one of my favorite craft distillers in America right now. They’re innovative, they’re interesting, they do unique and weird things, create tasty products and are staffed by some incredibly interesting, and most importantly passionate, people. They’re a rag-tag group of rebels in an industry steeped in tradition who are constantly pushing the… Continue!
Yesterday during part 1 of the Wild Turkey Distillery tour we took a look at the process of making Wild Turkey from scratch. We started with the course ground grain through open-air fermentation and distillation. We had just left the control room and a were about to enter the sensory lab which is exactly… Continue!
I’ve wanted to visit the Wild Turkey Distillery for a very long time because, quite simply, they make some of my favorite whiskey on the planet. I love the spice, the sweetness the… everything. Wild Turkey just makes great whiskey, but until recently I’ve never been there and between you and me it felt like… Continue!
Yesterday in part 1 of the George Dickel Distillery Tour we went through the entire process of making George Dickel Tennessee Whisky from grain to barrel. Today we wrap up the tour by taking a look at what happens to the whisky after it goes in the barrel. We also take a look at the… Continue!
A few weeks ago I was invited to come out to Tennessee and see first hand how George Dickel is made. I packed up my camera and hopped on plane to Nashville; eager to see the birthplace of one of my favorite American whiskies. Which I’m not just saying because it sounds like “the thing to… Continue!