This bottle is a hoot. The labels sports classy Medieval stylings, and the back label proclaims, “The Zenith of possibility in Whiskey Quality.” Mind you, it is 51% straight whiskey, and 49% grain neutral spirits—making it pretty cheap stuff. But,
What a whiskey world we live in. This 80-proof spirit is a combination of two Kentucky straight rye whiskey and two Kentucky straight bourbons. The rye to bourbon ration is about four to one. This whiskey is sweet and spicy.
A classic—100 proof spicy rye that can be had for $25 a bottle. Enjoy it neat, on the rocks, or in a Manhattan. (Very good)
Thirty years ago, most whiskey distilleries were lonely places — industrial factories in remote rural areas. For the most part, the proprietors of these places saw themselves as manufacturers, the first tier in the three-tier system. They made whiskey, which
It was difficult to feel anything but awe standing in front of the still at Jim Beam’s main distillery. It is six-stories tall, and 200 gallons of beer pour into the still each minute. The still pours forth 30 gallons
We all have heard the story: manufacturing is dying in America. All the good blue collar jobs are moving to Mexico and China. America’s middle-class employment has been hollowed out — the few get lucrative white collar jobs, and pretty