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Tom Wilmes

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The Beautiful Science of Whiskey Webs

Like “fingerprints” for bourbon, whiskey webs not only look stunning, they might also contain answers that further the science of whiskey-making and more

Drinks

6 New and Distinctive Bourbons to Add to Your Collection

Distillers explore multiple avenues in broadening bourbon’s boundaries

Arts & Culture

How to Enjoy the Kentucky Derby from Afar

Fans can’t attend this year’s Run for the Roses, but that doesn’t mean you can’t watch the race from home in style

Weekends

A Bourbon Tour of Kentucky

America’s native spirit flows along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, where back roads lead to new discoveries.

Southern Heroes

Fawn Weaver: The Whiskey Benefactor

The co-founder of Uncle Nearest, the most-awarded new whiskey brand in the country, keeps an undersung distiller’s legacy alive

Drinks

The Distillery That Brought Bourbon Back to Bourbon County, Kentucky

A century since Prohibition, Hartfield & Co. remains the first and only distillery operating in bourbon’s namesake county

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“Whiskey Really Is In My Blood”

Meet Victoria Eady Butler, great-great-granddaughter of the pioneering distiller Nathan “Nearest” Green, who is carrying on her family’s legacy as the newly named master blender for Tennessee’s Uncle Nearest whiskey

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Building the “World’s Best” Bourbon

Learn more about the art and alchemy of blending an award-winning bourbon with Four Roses’ Master Distiller Brent Elliott

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Should Bourbon Be Cask Finished?

To some, giving bourbons a second soak in oak is blasphemy. Others just want a second sip of the tasty results. Master taster Peggy Noe Stevens weighs in on the trend that’s pushing bourbon’s boundaries, and recommends three bottles to try

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“The Most Expensive Bourbon Ever Made”

Four barrels, two hurricanes, and one epic yearlong voyage: Two weeks ago, the first leg of Jefferson’s Journey ended with a tasting in Kentucky

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Meet the Bourbon Archaeologist

Nick Laracuente surveys Kentucky’s lost distilleries to better tell the stories behind the bottles

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New Whiskies Worth a Place on Your Bar

Bill Thomas, owner of Washington, D.C.’s Jack Rose Dining Saloon and a World Whiskey Awards judge, on four small bourbon, rye, and whiskey distillers to try

Drinks

Will My Bourbon Cost More?

Straight talk from a Kentucky source on global tariffs and potential impacts back home

DRINKS

The Best Bourbon I’ve Ever Tasted

Four bourbon aficionados weigh in on their benchmark bottles, and similar tastes to try

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Bourbon Myths Debunked

Historian Michael Veach clarifies several persistent stories about the South’s favorite spirit

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Build a Bourbon Vocabulary

Know your “single barrel” from your “small batch,” your “age statement” from your “angel’s share”

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Meet the Woman Behind Woodford Reserve

Assistant master distiller Elizabeth McCall expounds on barrel-finished bourbon, the makings of a great mint julep, and why cola is okay as a mixer

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Standout Southern Breweries

These thirty-two entrants in our Craft Brewery Bracket are making their mark

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Five Ways Southern Breweries Are Making a Mark

After a slow start, the South shows up strong on the national craft-beer scene