Best Bourbon: The Shocking Winner at San Francisco World Spirits 2015

At this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition, I tasted bourbons that absolutely wowed me. This competition restored my faith in the new bourbons hitting the market, and it reminded me of an old friend that is pretty damn good. As soon as I learned … Continue readingBest Bourbon: The Shocking Winner at San Francisco World Spirits 2015

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 Possible Conspiracy of the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

When I walked into the new Evan Williams Bourbon Experience yesterday, the dignitary chairs were all lined up and the local reporters were setting up cameras and tripods. There was a strange painting of an early American man with his hand in the jacket. What … Continue readingThe Possible Conspiracy of the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience