Confused about the new name of the Old Taylor Distillery?

The castle and key behind the name

 

Here is the castle.

Here is the key.

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Heaven Hill Recreates the Loaves & Fishes Miracle with Stitzel-Weller Era Bourbon

Yet another magical incarnation of the famed Stitzel-Weller bourbon will be labeled by Heaven Hill this fall.  With only 3,000 bottles of the 90 proof John E. Fitzgerald Very Special Reserve being released, demand is sure to be as high as the price tag.

Source: Heaven Hill To Release Stitzel-Weller Era Bourbon | The Whiskey Reviewer

Four Roses releasing tribute to retiring master distiller Jim Rutledge in September

Word on the street (from Rutledge’s lips) is that this is one of the best Four Roses Limited Editions he’s ever released.  As always, they’re not joking about the limited part- get on the good side of your local retailer to get in line!

Four Roses releasing tribute to retiring master distiller Jim Rutledge in September | Bourbon Industry | Kentucky.com.

Wild Turkey bourbon tour rolls through Nashville, announces new whiskey line up – Nashville whiskey | Examiner.com

Wild Turkey bourbon tour rolls through Nashville, announces new whiskey line up – Nashville whiskey | Examiner.com.

Why Kentucky should support defining Tennessee Whiskey- I’m talking to you, KDA

If you’ve ever met a Kentuckian, you’ve probably heard their favorite statistic more than once, that 95% of the world’s bouhttps://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/2c/0a/4c/2c0a4c9b8908f01f7e6b42483f1366f4.jpgrbon is made in Kentucky.  They’ll usually go on to add that they don’t know who makes the rest of it, but that they don’t drink it.  This tidbit coupled with a mention of Kentucky basketball, bluegrass or horse racing tends to come out in the first two minutes of meeting a member of the Commonwealth; they’re like vegans… or CrossFitters.

I’ve heard many a Kentuckian chuckle over the great Tennessee Whiskey debate.  They find it amusing parlor conversation.  Comments range from earnest interest to mocking disbelief.  The common thread is that no one understands why Tennessee wouldn’t hold on to this designation with all its might as has Bourbon, Scotch, Champagne, Cognac and countless wine appellations.  I have the same question.  I am a proud Tennessean and this is embarrassing. Continue reading Why Kentucky should support defining Tennessee Whiskey- I’m talking to you, KDA