Bourbon Rebirth: The Brands That Saved The Spirit, Part 3 (Top 5)

In celebration of #BourbonRebirth, I’ve named the 15 most-important brands (not distilleries) for bringing bourbon back. My criteria for creating this list was who made the biggest impact through sales, quality, marketing, innovation and trendsetting since 1980, a year this beloved spirit was left for … Continue readingBourbon Rebirth: The Brands That Saved The Spirit, Part 3 (Top 5)

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Barrels Rye, Plans Wheated Bourbon

The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience barreled its first rye last week. The downtown Louisville visitor’s attraction also serves as a small distillery with the capacity to fill one barrel a day. When the barrels are filled, the center’s parent company, Heaven Hill Brands, ships them … Continue readingEvan Williams Bourbon Experience Barrels Rye, Plans Wheated Bourbon

The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience: An Inside Look (Photo Essay)

There’s something historic going on downtown Louisville. Shimmering Vendome-made post stills are being set up at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, Louisville’s first stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and the city’s first Main Street distiller in a long, long time. I wrote a silly … Continue readingThe Evan Williams Bourbon Experience: An Inside Look (Photo Essay)

The Unfortunate Vintage of Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon

Before analyzing the label on the Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage, I pop the cork and pour two fingers in my square glass. This deep-colored and strong-nosed whiskey is layered with vanilla, toffee, caramel, spice and just enough smoke that I almost miss the toasted … Continue readingThe Unfortunate Vintage of Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon