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Discover How Bourbon is Made

Gear Patrol takes us on a tour of 12 bourbon distilleries, and talks to experts about the bourbon-making process. Those experts include: the education director and the miller at Maker’s Mark, a…

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Are Artisanal Grains the Next Trend in Bourbon?

Beer brewers have been experimenting with different grains for a while now, and it appears that bourbon distillers may be following suit. Jim Beam is set to release oat, rye, barley, red…

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The 5 Best Whiskey Bars in NYC

From an all-Americana spirits spot in South Williamsburg to a TriBeCa lounge with an impeccable list of brandy and cognac, these are our favorite places to sip the sauce in NYC.…

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Miller Wants You to Drink Beer Instead of Bourbon

Though it was way back in 1994 that Goose Island released its trailblazing Bourbon County Stout, it's only more recently that the barrel-aging trend has exploded in the craft-beer market. Now, it …

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The French Drink More Whiskey Than Americans Do

It is extremely embarrassing that America ranks No. 3 in terms of per capita whiskey consumption, as illustrated by the chart above. And who takes the No. 1 spot on the whiskey drinking scale?…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Pappy Van Winkle

Find out what makes this bourbon—which routinely fetches hundreds and even thousands of dollars on the secondary market—one of the most sought-after spirits in America.…