Category Archives: Know Your Bourbon

Whisk(e)y at Sea

The first leg of the Derby Gras Family Holiday Tour 2012 (four nights aboard a Disney cruise with my side of the family) has just come to an end. On the second to last night, the Pretty Little Wife and … Continue reading

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Willett, a year later

Around this time last year, I wrote about the folks at Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, their history in the industry as Willett, and their current offerings as a Non-Distiller Producer (NDP). Last week, I finally killed my bottle of Willett Pot … Continue reading

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The Methodology

I have enough volunteers to make up a good tasting panel. I have selected the whiskeys we will be tasting. Time to say a few words about how this blind tasting business will be conducted. We will taste five whiskeys. … Continue reading

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The Lineup

Now that I have a few participants lined up for the Bourbon in Exile Bottom Shelf Blind Tasting, it’s time to figure out what we’ll be tasting. I suppose we ought to start by refining what we mean by “bottom … Continue reading

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The Plan

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my nearly 12 months as a semi-active blogger, it’s this: developing your own thoughts and opinions is hard work. It is far easier to collect and share the opinions of others. Of course, … Continue reading

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I Was Wrong

Fairly early on in this little project, I repeated a common story about the origins of bourbon whiskey. While Elijah Craig was certainly an influential man in his day and age, and nobody doubts that he was one of Kentucky’s … Continue reading

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Reading The Bottle

Last time, we talked about where bourbon comes from and we went over some of the terminology associated with our favorite spirit. This time, we’re going to see how much we’ve learned. I dug up a few whiskey bottles that … Continue reading

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Bourbon

I didn’t appreciate bourbon until I left Kentucky. It wasn’t until I moved Texas, land of Friday night lights and Lone Star Beer, that I latched on to bourbon as a little bit of home in a bottle. But I’m … Continue reading

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