Bourbon history is not complete without the mention of the Pepper family and their contributions to the industry as a whole. Three generations of the Pepper family distilled whiskey on the forefronts of Kentucky, leaving behind not only a legacy but impacts that helped build the early days of the industry into what it is … Continue reading History of Old Pepper Distillery
Many of the big bourbon brands find themselves with roots of generations of distillers or a brand that had ties to the early days of bourbon, but the story of Woodford Reserve is unique. It is a new brand, owned by a company with pre-Prohibition roots that distills in a historic distillery. Being a relatively … Continue reading History of Woodford Reserve
On January 16, 1919 the Constitution of the United States of America was amended for the eighteenth time, this time turning the country upside down and in a frenzy by banning the sale of intoxicating liquors. Years of the Temperance Movement, pressure from the Anti-Saloon League and political pressure finally had caught up to distilleries. … Continue reading What Distilleries Were Allowed to Produce During Prohibition?
Possibly one of the most iconic and recognizable whiskey brands in the world, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey is consumed all around the world and has grown to be the brand that it is today. It is difficult to walk into a bar and a bottle of Jack Daniel’s is not being served. Behind each one … Continue reading History of Jack Daniel’s
The bourbon industry brings many debates among enthusiast, but one of the top ones is the question of whether or not Jack Daniel’s is considered bourbon? The answer is both yes and no. This article will take a deep dive into this question and try to settle the long debate once and for all. The … Continue reading Settling The Debate: Is Jack Daniel’s Bourbon?
You can’t talk about the bourbon industry without talking about Brown-Forman and Old Forester due to the deep and rich history that surrounds both the brand and the family of owners. From a spelling change of the name to being the only brand that is still owned and produced by the same family of owners … Continue reading History of Old Forester