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...

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Go to punch recipe?

by cocktailsauced 5 years ago

I'd call myself an intermmediate level cocktail enthusiast / home bartender, but I've never made a punch before. Having some peeps over tonight and would like to try one, but I don't want to get to...

Allotment System - the Barrel House Manifesto

by jochaima 6 years ago

I read this on the facebook page of a bar/bistro north of Boston; a statement critical of the allocation system. See what you think! https://www.facebook.com/BarrelHouseAmericanBar/photos/a.229...

Substitue bourbon whiskey to single malt scotch whisky?

by suebee543 6 years ago

Recipe calls for bourbon whiskey but single malt scotch whisky is all I have. It's for a chicken recipe. Thanks in advance!

Bourbon aging

by ocpitmaster 6 years ago

Let me start by stating I am a bourbon 'novice'; however, really enjoy Angel's Envy as my sipping choice. If I have read correctly, bourbon needs to be aged in new, charred barrels. Angels's Envy, ...

Roasted Chestnut cocktail?

by alialiali 6 years ago

Any ideas for making a cocktail with roasted chestnuts? I have some from a party last night and I feel like I saw a roasted chestnut purée and whiskey cocktail on a menu recently, but can't pull up...

Thanksgiving drinks

by johnnyc87 6 years ago

Looking for some good drinks to make for thanksgiving. im already making mimosas. Any other ideas out there, bourbon base preferable.

New BBQ Restaurant in Kendall Square

by HannahJCallahan 6 years ago

New BBQ restaurant opening in Kendall Square in early 2015! Celebrity chef who has dedicated his life to making phenomenal BBQ. Be the first to know about it and help us by giving your own input!

Help deciding final choices

six dower
by six dower 6 years ago

Choices for tomorrow night hop around spots: Def hitting Olamie Happy hour: Salty Sow or Jefferys? Bourbon Bar - ? After dinner eats/night caps- ? Would like to see or hear live music or jaz...

Local source for Pappy Van Winkle?

by osho 6 years ago

Any leads on a good local source for Pappy Van Winkle? Finally had the 23 year old at a friend's place last week, but will be happy with the 15 year old as well. Cheers

Rare Bourbon

by jilkat25 7 years ago

I'm not really a Bourbon afficianado, but several people have told me I should try to find a rare, small batch, distillation called Pappy Van Winkle's 23 Year Old Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey. Has anyo...

Bourbon Bar

by Shartzog 6 years ago

Looking for a great Bourbon Bar to visit. Staying in SOHO, but doesn't have to be there.


non sequitur
by non sequitur 7 years ago

I thought it would be useful to have a place to post local deals, since they seem to come and go pretty quickly. Blind Mind posted in 2011 about Corner Creek on sale for $10, and I loaded up. T...

Angel’s Envy family fued sees lawsuit

by zin1953 6 years ago

"The wife of the late founder of Angel’s Envy Bourbon, which was recently sold to Bacardi, has filed a lawsuit against her son, claiming that he has “effectively stolen” her share of the money rais...

Bourbon vs. Tennessee whiskey

by e.d. 18 years ago

Since we've raised the bourbon issue already, I'd like to see what other hounds think about a pet peeve of mine: Tennessee Whiskey. While bourbon has to be made to rather strict specifications--at ...

Who wants to make me a cocktail?

by Tehama 7 years ago

Good morning! So, I'll preface this post by admitting I am no mixologist right-up-front! My repertoire mostly consists of perfecting the gin & tonic! However, I've been wanting to expand my ...

Bachelor party

by Dan Boston 6 years ago

I’m spending a weekend in Austin for a bachelor party. We are staying just West of the University campus near 24th st. and we plan to spend most of our time downtown. We’d like to check out some ...

Bacardi claims stake in artisan Scotch

by zin1953 6 years ago

Rum . . . Bourbon . . . now Scotch.

Bacardi buys into Bourbon boom

by zin1953 6 years ago

Yo, ho, ho, and a bottle of Bourbon!

Restaurant/Tavern with best Bourbon selection in Portland, ME

by gwnorth 9 years ago

Hey all. I have recently begun enjoying a good bourbon and find the choices limited in my area. I have tried the ususal suspects like Maker's, Knob Creek, Booker's and even had some great Bulleit...