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Maker’s Mark Announces Maker’s 46

It seems like it's been forever since I posted any bourbon related news on the site, so it's only appropriate to go with word of the first new product from Maker's Mark in 52 years — almost as long as my last bourbon related article. Maker's 46 is pretty close…

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New Woodford Reserve Masters Details

Chuck has some interesting details on the soon-to-be released Masters Collection from Woodford Reserve. I would love to get a bottle, but at around $90 a bottle, that'll be a tough sell to the wife.

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Congressional Bourbon Caucus Formed

Congressmen John Yarmuth (D) and Brett Guthrie (R) have come together in a bipartisan effort to bring attention to and support "...one of Kentucky’s most important industries and largest employers." Read more here

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Buffalo Trace Aged in Mongolian Oak

Lew Bryson has a brief excerpt up from an upcoming article he wrote for Malt Advocate regarding the various wood barrel types that the distillers at Buffalo Trace are experimenting with. As a big fan of the spirit, I'm intrigued.

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Jack Daniel’s Master Taster Has to Know His Whiskey

Here's a nice little article with the master taster from Jack Daniel's.

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Sazerac Buys Kentucky Bourbon Brands

The Sazerac Co. completed the $334 million acquisition of Constellation Brands Inc. labels which will add to the Sazerac portfolio Kentucky Gentleman, Kentucky Tavern, Ten High, Very Old Barton and Tom Moore (as well as the Tom Moore distillery).

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Jim Beam Red Stag

Just noticed this article form yesterday in my feed reader. It appears as though Jim Beam is getting into the flavored bourbon industry with Red Stag, a "Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey infused with natural flavors [black cherry]." Personally, I prefer my bourbon with a little ice and nothing else, but…

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Jack Daniel’s is Not Bourbon. Or is it?

Here's a nice primer as to what's considered bourbon, what's marketed bourbon and what's neither. Hopefully it doesn't further confuse those of you already not sure.

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George Washington’s Latest Rye Takes a Different Approach

Here's a little news of the next batch of product from the reconstructed distillery of George Washington. "...former Maker's Mark master distiller Dave Pickerill is heading a team of Mount Vernon employees – historians, historic trades interpreters, archaeologists, and educators – working with Washington’s recipe."

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Invasion of the Bourbon Snatchers

Chuck Cowdery writes to inform fans of bourbon that a recent shift to Whiskey blends could be good for the industry, due in most part to the increased demand for the limited quantity of straight bourbon.

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