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.

What Is the Difference Between Bourbon and Whiskey?

Bourbon and whiskey both taste great in a cocktail and, when mixed together, make for one hell of a hangover, but exactly what is the difference between bourbon and whiskey? And while we’re asking that...

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six dower
by six dower 4 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 4 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 6 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 5 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 5 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 5 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. 17 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago

Rum . . . Bourbon . . . now Scotch.

Bacardi buys into Bourbon boom

by zin1953 5 years ago

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

Restaurant/Tavern with best Bourbon selection in Portland, ME

by gwnorth 7 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...

Bourbon soaked frozen dark tart cherries

by LaureltQ 5 years ago

I have a few big bags of frozen dark tart cherries from costco. I'd love to soak some of them in booze, I'm thinking bourbon or maraschino liqueur would be best. Great for manhattans or other cher...

Best bourbon selection in MonOc?

by aklein 5 years ago

I'll take store recommendations though I know quite a few. I'm more interested in restaurant/bars with outstanding bourbon and whiskey choices, beyond the usual Maker's Mark/Woodford Reserve/Jim Be...

Glencairn glass for bourbon?

by comestible 5 years ago

Hi, I need to get a gift for a bourbon-loving friend, and wondered if the Glencairn glass is advocated by bourbon drinkers. I myself use them for single malt and love them. But I wondered if a b...

Do you infuse whiskey or bourbon?

by JCap 12 years ago

If so, with what? I was on a US Air flight yesterday, and the magazine had a recipe for bourbon infused with cinnamon and orange peel. I thought that sounded great for the holidays.

3-4 bourbons as a gift

by versicle 5 years ago

I'd like to get my husband a few bottles of bourbon as a birthday gift. I'm looking for a range of tasting notes and a group of special bottles. We tend to have Bulleit on hand. He likes Jefferson'...

Snagged some hard to find Bourbons to try

by Latinpig 5 years ago

I had been calling a local retailer every week when they get their shipment. I finally struck gold. I snagged a 12 Year Old Pappy, an Old Forester Birthday Bourbon and a Hi West - A Midwinter Ni...

Few Bourbon has hit $60/btl. in NYC......

by jnk 5 years ago

For those of you who know the flavor profile, can you suggest any alternatives? I'm not cheap (well, maybe I am) but that was $20 more than I spent for it less than a year ago. Thanks in advance.