Category Archives: My Bourbon Shelf

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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Vanilla

About a week before I came across the bacon bourbon recipe, the Pretty Little Wife and I went out for a Friday lunch at the Dallas Chop House – restaurant week rocks – and I ordered their Madagascar Manhattan. It’s … Continue reading

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Bacon

A few weeks ago, the folks over at Buffalo Trace (or the ad agency that handles their social media) shared a link on on Facebook. Here’s that link. I clicked through. I read the recipe. The hamster wheels in my … Continue reading

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William Weller’s Wheat

American whiskeys come in two main varieties: corn (including bourbon and Tennessee whiskey) and rye. The corn whiskeys are generally 70-80% corn with the balance made up of rye and malted barley. The rye whiskeys are 70-80% rye with the … Continue reading

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The Holiday Haul

Sorry I’ve been out of touch. First there was Baby A’s arrival then Thanksgiving and then Xmas and New Year’s Eve. It’s been quite a ride. I promise I’ll get back to real content soon. For now, I just want … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t You Like to Be A Pappy Too?

In the bourbon world, as in the wine world, there are some brands and bottles that achieve a near legendary status. Most of us will never lay our hands on a pre-Seagrams bottle of Four Roses or a 1970s vintage … Continue reading

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Master Bottlers

The last time I strolled down the bourbon aisle at my friendly neighborhood liquor store, I thought it might be fun to try and count how how many different bourbons they had for sale. I gave up when I hit … Continue reading

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My Sister’s Neighbor

My little sister and I grew up in the relatively small town of Maysville, Kentucky. The closest “big” cities were Lexington and Cincinnati, each about an hour away. After graduating from Mason County High School (Go Royals!) and earning her … Continue reading

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Where Eagles Dare

Sometime around 1773, Hancock Lee began distilling whiskey near what is now Frankfort, Kentucky. Back then, it was part of the British colony of Virginia. Three years after Hancock started distilling, the 13 colonies declared their independence from England and … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Angel’s (Envy)

A little over a month ago, something very special happened: a truly new bourbon came to Dallas. But before I can talk about the very tasty contents of this very stylish bottle, you need a little bit of back story. … Continue reading

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