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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Knob Creek 9 Year Bourbon, Jefferson 10 Year Rye, Jim Beam Rye, Seeking a Good Rye

by StriperGuy 8 years ago

Well the KC 9 Yr was on sale recently and now I know why. Harsh up front and not much on the follow through, just poor stuff. Also tried the 100% Rye (Canadian) Jefferson 10 Yr. Decent stuff, bu...

Is Jack Daniels Bourbon?

by EatPayLeave 12 years ago

There is a running debate among friends on this. I say no, it must be made in KY in addition to being 51% (or more) corn mash. Someone else says it does not have to be made in KY; it's just about...

Bourbon at Costco or Sam's Club

by maycurl 8 years ago

Do either Costco or Sam's club sell very good bourbon at great prices?

Best cheap bourbon for making vanilla extract?

by Klunco 8 years ago

Title probably sums it up. It's that time every couple of years where I make a full 750ml bottle of vanilla extract. In the past I've used vodka but also made small batches with bourbon which we ...

Bourbon Hype

by Gargano 19 years ago

There are a lot of unsupportable opinions in the earlier thread about Bourbon and Rye Whiskey. Several years back, the American Whiskey industry thought that they should have a piece of the Single...

Bourbon Trail help

by Sam Spade 8 years ago

Was driving through Kentucky later this summer and thought of doing a day (or two) visiting some distilleries. Any tips on which ones offer the best tours appreciated. Have been through small local...

Bourbon Punch for the Summer

by blueeyedman 8 years ago

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good bourbon based punch recipe that would go well with laying by the pool in the hot Florida sun?

Bourbon Trail--Lexington, KY

by raysfan 8 years ago

Going on a road trip to the Bourbon Trail (and other stops) around Lexington, KY. Would appreciate "good eats" suggestions. Thanks.

"Bourbon has become as white hot as Vodka"

by zin1953 8 years ago


Bourbon newbie gift

by cookfood 8 years ago

My boyfriend is not a big drinker but really enjoys a nicely made manhattan, not very sweet. I'm not sure what all of that means but his birthday is coming up and I'd like to get him a nice bottle....

Cask Strength Bourbon and Scotch

by Chinon00 15 years ago

I've noticed that cask strength whisky is getting sort of popular these days. I can't say that I love either of them although I'm a huge fan of both products in their tamer forms. I really apprec...

McAfee's Benchmark Old No. 8 Brand. Bourbon...

by RedTop 8 years ago

Found this line tucked away on a bottom shelf at a party store I frequent. Label says Distilled, Aged, & Bottled by Buffalo Trace Distillery. $9.96 for the fifth. What will I find in the taste a...

Anyone tried John Stetson Bourbon?

by DavidT 9 years ago

Just wondering if anyone has tried John Stetson Bourbon, a new brand. Looks like it sells for around $26-$27 a bottle. It has gotten some positive comments on a few blogs.

The search for Barrel Proof/Strength Bourbon and Whiskeys

by Latinpig 9 years ago

I have spent the winter tracking down this rare and difficult breed of Bourbons/ whiskeys. What I have found is that if you can find them, in most cases the quality will blow you away. Below are ...

Help me build my bourbon/rye collection

by SoMaHound 9 years ago

After lurking in the Spirts board for many months I've been inspired to build a a bourbon/rye collection. As a dedicated father and husband sometimes I forget to reward myself, but I'm now committ...

Trader Joe's Bourbon

by OGguy 9 years ago

Saw it for the first time this week in their Princeton NJ area store and wondered if anyone had tried it. Two weeks ago they were selling Rebel Yell for $15 for a 750, but this week it was gone. Th...

Un-cut Bourbon

by Latinpig 9 years ago

I am a big fan of Bookers, Knob Creek Reserve, George T. Stagg and Thomas Handy. I like un-cut Bourbon and Rye when it is well done. However, they are usually expensive. Has anyone come accross a...

Staying and eating on the Bourbon Trail

by cws53 9 years ago

I am going on the BOURBON TRAIL in January and have reservations at the Shaker Village ( Is there a better place to stay ?). Are there any small distilleries like Black Maple Hill that I need to ad...

If I Can't Get Van Winkle Bourbon, What Else Is Good?

by Philly Ray 9 years ago

I saw a profile of Van Winkle on TV and I immediately thought of getting some as a Christmas gift for a bourbon-loving relative. But after doing the research, I see that it is not easy to come by,...

Infused Bourbon

by beetlebug 15 years ago

I love this infused bourbon at Gargoyles (Somerville, MA). It is infused with apples, cinnamon, nutmeg and something else. How do I infuse bourbon at home? Any suggestions of what to infuse it with...