Thank the Scots-Irish settlers in early America for bringing their whiskey traditions to our shores. Barrel-aged bourbon became a Kentucky specialty and is distinguished by being at least 51% corn mash and being held in charred oak barrels. Join the conversation about it, and find more info and recipes here.

Try These Secret Ingredients for Award-Winning Chili

What are the best secret ingredients for chili? Depends on who you ask, but there's a whole world of extra ingredients people like to add to the pot to boost the flavor. Chili can be a surprisingly...

Sonoma Distilling Company

by seefoo 4 days ago

i am picking up my holiday booze today. couple of bottles to smooth out the upcoming visits. they make some good stuff. i gravitate towards their Bourbons and Ryes. just a heads up. good s...


Heaven Hill Distillery Workers on Strike More than Six Weeks

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

About 420 members of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 23D have been on strike since its contract expired on September 10. Kentucky has been experiencing a "bourbon boom" with demand increas...

Cask Strength Bourbon?

by zackly 5 months ago

In a case of a little knowledge is dangerous, here goes. Over the last several years I’ve started appreciating bourbon. I’ve probably sampled 50+ different bottles. I prefer bourbon at the strength...

Joseph James Imperial Smoked Porter

by Eiron 4 months ago

I'm not really doing Tiny Stories About Beer on my food/drink website any more, but this one rekindled a bit of inspiration. Joseph James Imperial Smoked Porter, with vanilla and aged in bourbon...

Bourbons for cocktails?

by mstrimel 10 months ago

I like bourbon and my current pour is Knob Creek 9 y.o., however I just saw a cocktail recipe (Gold Rush) that specifically stated 4-8 y.o. bourbon. I'm not overly fussy, but it got me thinking ......

Newbie's first bourbon run

by rebekahschultz 10 months ago

Hi all. Please be gentle, have done runs of gin, brandy and rum but trying now a Bourbon run. For info I've a 10L still so nothing major. My recipe; 1.4kg of corn malt (71%) 400g of roasted...

Billionaire or Scofflaw

by walkoffdinner 10 months ago

Was introduced to these cocktails about 4 years ago at great bars like Adesso, Comstock, Bourbon & Branch & a terrific Miami joint, the Pawn Broker in the Langford Hotel. Most now all defunct, RIP...

Bourbon Suggestions

by zackly 2 years ago

I've been drinking bourbon for a couple of years. I drink it in a rocks glass with a single big ice cube. I've tried most of the popular brands that bars stock as well as some lesser known varietie...

Dining recommendations for Nashville, TN

by Phil_A_Mignon 1 year ago

Hey, Foodies. My wife and I and seven other couples will be traveling to Nashville, TN Columbus Day weekend 2020 for our collective anniversaries (each of our weddings were in the fall). We love fo...

Cocktail using coffee-infused bourbon

by mstrimel 2 years ago

My wife (who is normally a teetotaler) saw a dessert cocktail on a restaurant menu that called for "coffee-infused bourbon" and she wanted to try it. I now have some Evan Williams / coffee / vani...

“Bourbon Scotch” ornament

by valveeta300b 2 years ago

Every holiday season I run in to at least one magnificent specimen of poorly researched Christmas ornament. Last night I found my winner for 2019 as depicted in the photos. Last year the best one I...

"Why Ultra-Aged Spirits are Ripping You Off"

by patsully 2 years ago

"If you sip a 40-year-old Bourbon or 50-year-old Scotch, you’re basically sipping on oak tannins, bragging rights, a sense of history and little else." I've always assumed as much, but good to h...

Between a Manhattan and an Old Fashioned

tim irvine
by tim irvine 2 years ago

A favorite local restaurant makes a drink called “Please sir, may I have another” that is Bulleit bourbon, Dolin Rouge, Cardamaro, and Arancello. The proportions seem heavier on the whiskey than a ...

Bourbon and Triple Sec?

by sanjacinto 10 years ago

Just something that came to mind recently: I can't think of any cocktails that involve combining bourbon and triple sec. I don't know, in my mind it seems like a workable combination. Do such cockt...


by Apprentice 3 years ago

Hey Chicago hounds, I think I have a handle on the main cocktail bars recommended by fellow hounds (obviously with a city this size there are hundreds): Proxi Loyalist GreenRiver Berskhir...

Jack Daniel's is not Bourbon.

by therealbigtasty 14 years ago

It seems a little pompous on my part to say so, yes, but Jack Daniel's is not bourbon. We should protest calling it so based on the fact that it is a Tennessee whiskey. They are two different e...

Need a Make-Ahead Bourbon Cocktail - Pitcher Recipe

by rp17 4 years ago

I'm having a party next weekend and want to make a pitcher of cocktails that my guests can easily pour for themselves. Originally I was going to make a red sangria, but then decided I'd like a bou...

Vanilla beans

by nuraman00 4 years ago

If the description says "very dry", is that good? I also just read there's a difference between "extract beans" and "gourmet beans". Which one is preferred for baking? What about making a co...

Ah, Another Fix In Search of a Problem...

by kaleokahu 4 years ago

A taste of things to come? https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/29/jim-beam-smart-decanter-voice-commands/