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.

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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...

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Bourbon Whisky Tasting and Ranking Results... also Bourbon & Coke taste ratings

by Chicago Mike 15 years ago

Having a little extra time on my hands over the holidays I conducted an impromptu Bourbon Whisky tasting event this weekend. 12 popular and widely-available American bourbons were sampled. The tast...

Alternative to Buffalo Trace?

by Indy 67 4 years ago

The past two trips to a major liquor store, about three weeks ago and today, I've been told that Buffalo Trace is having distribution problems. They've created a priority list and the distributors...

Old fashioned cocktails, bourbon or rye whiskey?

by Jack2 7 years ago

I was originally going to get some bourbon but from reading this it seems like I'd like rye whiskey better. http://www.tastebook.com/blog/rye-vs-bourbon-old-fashioned-cocktails/

Rocca's Market | San Martin

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Last week I got out of southbound traffic in San Martin. I took the opportunity to check out Rocca's Market. Inside I found a lot of unique inventory for a small country store. Prime, dry-aged beef...

The Bourbon Barrel | Sonora Gold Country

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

After striking out with an uninspired dinner at Emberz, https://www.chowhound.com/post/jamestown-sonora-gold-country-options-1000834?commentId=10007634 I headed down the street to The Bourbon Barre...

Ben Milam bourbon

tim irvine
by tim irvine 4 years ago

Try this new bourbon. It is lovely. Double gold in SF. I have tasted the rye which is about to hit the shelves in Texas, and I like it even better.

Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon (Dallas)

by Kbice 12 years ago

Spirits in Deep Ellum used to carry this but not anymore. Does anyone know where I can find it in Dallas......thanks in advance.

Holiday Cocktails at Elixir - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

Thanks to this tip from "oniontears", a friend joined me last week for a couple rounds of holiday cocktails at Elixir, a heritage saloon in the Mission. http://www.chowhound.com/post/restos-bars-s...

Blanton's Straight from the Barrell

Ali G
by Ali G 5 years ago

I've heard that Blanton's SFTB is only distributed in international markets and sometimes available domestically at certain duty free shops. Has anyone come across this at duty free? If so, whi...

Booker's Bourbon Price Increase

by patsully 5 years ago

This is a bummer for Booker's fans, but an interesting look at big company strategy in the face of increasing popularity of specific brands and the general whiskey shortage. "Suggested retail wi...

Whiskey Cocktails

by Sami7 5 years ago

Which type of Whiskey is used more in Cocktails, Bourbon or Blended Whiskey?

The Boulevardier

by tomjb27 9 years ago

Can someone explain why this is better with rye vs bourbon? It's a eminently drinkable failure every time I've made it with bourbon, but comes to life with Rittenhouse 100.

Where to buy Bourbon retail

by Jomacp 6 years ago

Looking for a gift. Who sells hard to find bourbon, or what liquor stores have the best selection of bourbon, preferably south of Boston (near Canton). Quincy, etc...

JW Blue Label Alternative [insert collective groan here]

by Icantread 5 years ago

Hi All, I know it's an obnoxious request, and I've decided to go ahead with it anyway, so let me begin with a big Thank You! for clicking on the thread. I am hunting for a nice gift for a prett...

Favorite Fall Cocktails?

by DashBitters 5 years ago

What are everyone's favorite flavors for fall cocktails? Pumpkin & cinnamon are high on the list, but I'm open to anything!

Anyone know what happened to Costco bourbon?

by Alcachofa 5 years ago

Costco's bourbon was a great budget choice. Here in MA, it was around 20 or 21 dollars for a full liter. But it's changed. It was Kentucky bourbon before, now it's Tennessee (!) bourbon. Also, t...

Bakers vs. Basil Haydens vs. Bookers

by jackbauer 14 years ago

Sorry if this has been covered in other posts. I don't have much of a wallet and when I buy bourbon, I usually buy Maker's Mark. I went through a Knob Creek phase a couple of years ago, but now I...

Bourbon or rye, gift ideas (Boston area)

by jochaima 6 years ago

Hello I'm looking for ideas for a gift either bourbon, or rye. I'm in the Boston area. He -loved the Thomas Handy I found one year -not into cask or barrel strength mostly (does not want ...


by YAYME 6 years ago

Hey guys, I made some bitters that kickass! I've been making tinctures and playing around with flavors and this what I came up with so far. Fall: Burdock root, licorice, cloves, allspice, star a...