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A Book on and Videos of George Washington’s Distillery at Mount Vernon

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.Continue readingA Book on and Videos of George Washington’s Distillery at Mount Vernon

10/2008 The Kentucky Bourbon Festival

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 IContinue reading10/2008 The Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Distillery Visit: Jim Beam Distillery, Clermont, Kentucky (Part 1)

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 ofContinue readingDistillery Visit: Jim Beam Distillery, Clermont, Kentucky (Part 1)

9/2008 Distillery Visit: Jim Beam Distillery, Clermont, Kentucky (Part 2)

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 moreContinue reading9/2008 Distillery Visit: Jim Beam Distillery, Clermont, Kentucky (Part 2)

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