Dennis J. Pogue has written the definitive book on this topic, Founding Spirits: George Washington and the Beginnings of the American Whiskey Industry (Harbour Books, 2011). Pogue has toiled many years at Mount Vernon, and is uniquely positioned to comment on Washington’s distillery.
Over at A Cook Walks Into a Bar, we see a very nice post on a visit to the Copper Fox Distillery of Sperryville, Virginia. This distillery makes the Wasmund’s brand of whiskeys, which include both aged and unaged barley
It is 10:21 AM in Clermont, Kentucky, a sparsely populated non-town 27 miles southeast of Louisville, and I am sipping 135 proof bourbon fresh from the still. It is water-clear, and tastes of sweet corn and spicy rye. When I
Here’s one from the archives. We made the trek to Islay in July of 2002. Jim Murray, master distiller and true gentleman, had extended us an invitation some months back. If we covered the airfare, he’d feed and house us,
What can be said, other than “WOW!” AlcoholReviews.com joined a group of dipsomaniacal reporters on a press trip to the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. Part of the fun, ahem, work involved visiting the Jim Beam distillery. Below is a video of
The machinery at the Jim Beam distillery is very impressive, particularly the bottling machines, at least one of which can fill over 400 bottles per minute. Mind boggling. (Turn on your speakers before playing this video.) You can see more