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For a Faster-Aged Bourbon, You Need the Motion of the Ocean

For a Faster-Aged Bourbon, You Need the Motion of the Ocean

| March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The longer bourbon ages, the richer its flavor and color. Now, an artisan Kentucky distiller is speeding up nature by sending barrels on boat journeys on the high seas. How does it work? Chemistry.

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On a Bender: Bender’s Rye Launches the New ‘It’ Whiskey

On a Bender: Bender’s Rye Launches the New ‘It’ Whiskey

Move over, bourbon: rye whiskey is making a comeback. Stephanie Rosenbaum talks to founders Carl Bender and Christopher Cohen of San Francisco’s new Bender’s Rye.

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Rye Bother? An Inside-The-Barrel Look At American Whiskeys

Rye Bother? An Inside-The-Barrel Look At American Whiskeys

| September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

America is in the midst of a rye whiskey renaissance. Lovers of the spirit say it’s spicier, edgier and less sweet than bourbons. But when scientists look at the flavor signatures of American whiskeys, what matters the most isn’t always the grain in the bottle.

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How A Distillery Ages Bourbon In Days, Not Years

How A Distillery Ages Bourbon In Days, Not Years

| May 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

With bourbon sales growing fast, small distillers are looking for ways to get their product to market faster. One Cleveland company has come up with a way to shrink the aging process from years to just days, while also cashing in on the craze for all things local.

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Chocolate Irish Whiskey Cake

Chocolate Irish Whiskey Cake

Now, I like to sip a fine measure of Irish whiskey, for sure, but when you need to make a whole tableful of people happy with just one glass, nothing beats this Chocolate Whiskey Cake. Serving it at a recent birthday potluck, the question everyone asked after one bite was, “How much whiskey is in this??” Only a cup’s worth for the entire generously-sized cake, but a liberal sprinkling after baking gives a potent warmth to every forkful.

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Whiskies of the World 2008: An Interview with Riannon Walsh

Whiskies of the World 2008: An Interview with Riannon Walsh

| March 6, 2008 | 1 Comment

The 9th Annual Whiskies of the World Expo takes place in San Francisco on March 28th and 29th. Recently, I spoke with Riannon Walsh, the engaging and energetic founder and organizer of this popular Bay Area event. So this year marks the 9th annual Whiskies of the World expo. It must be very exciting to […]

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Musings from WhiskyFest 2007

Musings from WhiskyFest 2007

| November 2, 2007 | 0 Comments

First of all, let me just say that I am not a whisky expert. In fact, I’ve only just begun my whisky journey. But I’m learning fast, and I’m taking notes. And I am very enthusiastic about it. Recently, for my husband’s birthday, I bought tickets to Malt Advocate’s WhiskyFest. Now, my husband is part […]

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