The Real Fireball – Firenado At Jim Beam Factory In Kentucky

A real life fireball struck the Jim Beam factory in Kentucky when archived footage was released on The Weather Channel last week of a 2003 lightning strike on a retention pond at the factory that then ignited the bourbon-laden water and whipped it up into a brief “firenado” that then caused a fire in the […]

Fox Sipping Kentucky Bourbon Drama

Fox television is reportedly considering producing a scripted television drama series based on the Kentucky bourbon industry. The plot of the potential, as-yet-untitled series would revolve around the patriarch of a signature Kentucky bourbon maker who has a public meltdown – forcing his children/heirs to both deal with each other as well as his sordid […]

Blade And Bow – The Key American Bourbon Whiskey

There are two parts of a skeleton key – the blade and bow – and that is the symbolism used for the new Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey, which uses the skeleton key reference as a way of paying tribute to the Stitzel-Weller Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky. Blade and Bow will be released […]

WC Test Drive: Elijah Craig 12-Year-Old Kentucky Whiskey

Elijah Craig 12-Year-Old Kentucky Whiskey is a small batch bourbon [47% alcohol content, 94 proof] from Heaven Hill Distillery. The whiskey is named after a religious leader from Virginia who accidentally discovered the joys of bourbon after a fire charred his barrel collection. At least that’s the story and Heaven Hill is sticking to it. […]

Nine People Brought Down In Bourbon Bust

For six or seven years – authorities still are not sure when exactly – dozens of “rogue” workers at the Buffalo Trace and Wild Turkey distilleries made off with the company bourbon – specifically the two namesake distillery bourbons and whiskies as well as Pappy Van Winkle and Eagle Rare bourbon. Nine people were arrested […]

Knob Creek Sponsors Bourbon Camp

American bourbon company Knob Creek is sponsoring a Knob Creek Campout in Clermont, Kentucky…

Van Winkle Makes Its Way To Houston For Independence

Six bottles of whiskey from the Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky, have found their way to a Houston bar called Reserve 101 for the 4th of July weekend. The six Van Winkle whiskies at the bar will be: Old Rip Van Winkle 10-year-old [107 Proof], Van Winkle Special Reserve [12-Year], Van Winkle […]

Diageo Building Bourbon Barn In Kentucky

Spirits industry giant Diageo has revealed plans to build their own distillery in Kentucky. More specifically, Diageo – whose bourbon and whiskey brands include Bulleit, Bushmills and Crown Royal – will be building the new distillery in Shelby County, Kentucky, at a cost of $115 million.The 300-acre facility is expected to produce several hundred thousand […]