A taste of history: Buffalo Trace Distillery exposes a “bourbon Pompeii”

One day, you’re renovating your storage facility alongside the Kentucky River into a convention and event space. The next, you unearth the foundations of a distillery dating back to 1873. That’s exactly what happened to a Frankfort, Kentucky distillery. According to the Lexington Herald Leader, Buffalo Trace Distillery discovered the remnants of the O.F.C. Distillery when … [ Read more]

The saga of the stolen Pappy Van Winkle continues

Last April, authorities in Kentucky took down one of the biggest whiskey theft rings ever recorded: nine people stealing some $100,000 worth of Kentucky bourbon, including 65 cases of Pappy Van Winkle 20-Year, one of the world’s rarest and most expensive bourbons. Right after the good news broke that Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton and his team … [ Read more]

Bourbon: Not Just for Breakfast Anymore

Bourbon has come a long way. By Chris Strouth Baseball. Jazz. Comic books. Bourbon. While this is a recipe for the most awesome day ever, it’s also a list of distinctly American art forms. These things are unique to the United States. We made them, defined them, and then exported them to every other country. … [ Read more]

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