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Whiskey Lore: The Interviews

Apr 27, 2022

Not long ago I had a chat with Jeff Arnett, who left the distillery that makes his favorite, Jack Daniel's to start his own Company Distilling. Around the time of that interview I heard the news that John Campbell was stepping away from Laphroaig after a 27 year career to move to the Lowlands.

Was I dreaming? Was this...

Apr 20, 2022

When you think 19th century Tennessee whiskey distilling, you think Jack Daniel and George Dickel. But we've also uncovered the story of Charles Nelson of Nelson's Green Brier. So which is the biggest of the 19th century?

What if I said "none of them?" The real king of distilling in Tennessee may have been an Irishman...

Apr 13, 2022

When someone says France, you may think wine, Cognac, Armagnac, and Champagne - but do you think single malt whisky?

You should! France not only has distilling skills, but they also have the natural resources, including producing 30% of the world's barley, and the French have been great lovers of whisky and one...

Apr 6, 2022

With the Derby and Summer right around the corner, it is time to start thinking about Kentucky travel plans and for lovers of bourbon history, it is time to dig into a best of list of historic bourbon destinations.

To do this, I have invited my friend and fellow history fan Jerry Daniels of Stone Fences Tours onto the...