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5 Bourbon Brands That Saved the U.S. Whiskey Business

Fred Minnick | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
Fred Minnick

In celebration of #BourbonRebirth, I've named the 15 most-important brands (not distilleries) for bringing bourbon back. My criteria for creating this list was who made the biggest impact through sales, quality, marketing, innovation and trendsetting since 1980, a year this beloved spirit was left for dead.

Bourbon Heritage Month: Who Brought Bourbon Back?

Fred Minnick | Posted 09.01.2016 | Taste
Fred Minnick

As we celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month, hopefully with a fine dram, it's important to note that this wonderful spirit was once a bottom dweller. Many people made bourbon popular again. These are the most important groups for bourbon's rebirth. Next week, I detail the most-important brands.

Bourbon Heritage Month Tips

Fred Minnick | Posted 08.23.2016 | Travel
Fred Minnick

As September approaches, it's time to prepare for the most-important month--Bourbon Heritage Month.

Visiting Bourbon Country? You'll Want to Read This

Fred Minnick | Posted 06.22.2016 | Travel
Fred Minnick

Bourbon distillers are about to go into shutdown mode. At least once a year, distilleries shut down for anywhere from two weeks to a month to make sc...

Celebrity Collector: Laura Bell Bundy

Reyne Haines | Posted 11.15.2014 | Celebrity
Reyne Haines

Having lived in Cincinnati, Ohio for 14 years, I know what Maker's Mark is. I'm guessing you are a Kentucky girl? Or you're a Southern girl with a penchant for whiskey? I'm hedging on the latter...

U.S. History 101: The Drinkable Version

Anneli Rufus | Posted 01.26.2014 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

Just as it has done with yogurt and deities, this nation has transformed alcoholic beverages invented elsewhere into diehard American classics.

What's The Difference Between Bourbon And Whisky?

Posted 10.23.2013 | Taste

A final answer for the age-old question.

This Woman Knows More About Bourbon Than You Ever Will

The Huffington Post | Lori Fradkin | Posted 10.10.2013 | Women

What does it take to get to the top -- without losing your center? Our “Making It Work” series profiles successful, dynamic women who are standout...

A Maker's Mark: Climate Politics Change

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 10.07.2013 | Green
Alison Winfield Burns

Lethargy is the sentiment of the past, not the present. President Obama's climate speech in June was an important milestone. The president proposed historic carbon standards for new and existing power plants, the single biggest source of US climate pollution.

Rachel Tepper

Major Bourbon Distillery Warns Of Looming Shortage

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Tepper | Posted 05.23.2013 | Business

Whiskey is having a moment. The category of spirits -- which includes whisky, rye, bourbon and related alcohols -- has for the last few years enjo...

Maker's Mark Mistake Causes Sales To Soar

Reuters | Martinne Geller | Posted 05.02.2013 | Business

(Reuters) - A public relations disaster pumped up Beam Inc's first-quarter profit. Sales of Maker's Mark soared 44 percent after the company annou...

An Unadulterated Guide for Women and Whiskey

Rosalyn Hoffman | Posted 05.04.2013 | Style
Rosalyn Hoffman

While some high-end specialty bottles will set you back big time, you should be able to score your very own whiskey bottle that you'd be oh, so proud to show off -- now that you know what you're buying! On tough nights, it's what women reach for.

Nate C. Hindman

Distiller Reacts To Bourbon Giant Watering Down Its Whiskey

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 03.28.2013 | Small Business

After Maker’s Mark announced plans to reduce the alcohol content of its bourbon, a small Vermont distillery now says it will start making its own wh...

The Stunning Reason Maker's Mark Is Cutting Its Booze Content

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.10.2013 | Business

The company that distills Maker’s Mark is reducing the alcohol content of the famous bourbon in an effort to keep up with growing global appetite fo...

What's News In Booze: A Dozen New Spirits To Get You Through Autumn

Tony Sachs | Posted 11.13.2012 | Taste
Tony Sachs

I hate this time of year but good booze always helps mitigate the crud factor of autumn, and this autumn there's a ton of very fine new bottlings out there.

A Bourbon-Picking Guide For Father's Day

Tony Sachs | Posted 08.14.2012 | Home
Tony Sachs

Hear me now, wives and children, and hear me clear: Put down the tie. Step away from the cologne. What we want this Father's Day is whiskey.

WATCH: James Carville And Mary Matalin Shill For Maker's Mark

Posted 05.16.2012 | Home

Much has been written about the opposites-attract romance of James Carville, a Democratic commentator and strategist, and Mary Matalin, his wife and R...

7 Days On The American Whiskey Trail

The Daily Meal | Posted 12.24.2011 | Travel
The Daily Meal

If you aren't a whiskey lover now, you will be after a week on the American Whiskey Trail. I know because it happened to me.

The Best Bourbon Country Tours

Liquor.com | Posted 07.20.2011 | Home
Liquor.com

No matter if Maker's Mark, Woodford Reserve or Wild Turkey is your favorite bourbon, you need to visit Kentucky and see where the spirit is produced. It's a trip that all whiskey drinkers should make at least once in their lifetimes.

Behind The Single Barrel Phenomenon

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.11.2011 | Home

The average bourbon brand has much in common with a McDonald's cheeseburger: From California to North Carolina, the spirits taste identical no matter ...

The Next Generation of Kentucky's Political Leadership

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don McNay

I recently asked a number of people in the "political know" of Kentucky the question. "Who do you see emerging as the next leaders of Kentucky?"

Ten For '10: The Best New Spirits Of The Year

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tony Sachs

For spirits, the last year has been a dilly, a doozy, a real humdinger. In other words, spectacular. A ridiculously gushing torrent of new bottlings has hit the shelves of liquor stores and bars worldwide.

A Bourbon Picking Guide For Derby Day, And Every Day

Tony Sachs | Posted 07.04.2012 | Home
Tony Sachs

I don't know much about horses or funny hats, but my liver and I do know a thing or two about bourbon. For those who don't know or who never thought to ask, here's a quick primer.

Neiman Marcus Goes Budget

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Meredith C. Carroll

The extravagant offerings in Neiman Marcus' 83rd annual catalog do not disappoint. Restrictions and exclusions apply to Goldman Sachs employees and anyone named Madoff.