Today In Bourbon: learning the work of making bourbon • two reviews of Yellowstone Limited Edition 2016 • O.F.C. auction season has begun • the 2016 bourbon retrospection

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The folks at ChicagoBourbon.org spent a day working at Whiskey Acres Distilling Co. to learn how bourbon gets made. It’s a lengthier article, but covers the process pretty well.

(P.S. You don’t have to go to Illinois for this type of experience. Hartfield & Co. has a “Day as a Distiller” tour package: https://www.hartfieldandcompany.com/tours/day-as-a-distiller-for-2 )

We Worked In A Distillery To Make Your Bourbon


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Two reviews of Yellowstone Limited Edition 2016 crossed my desk at about the same time … what’s striking is how different they are.

  1. http://www.barrelsandmash.com/2016/11/29/review-yellowstone-limited-edition-2016/
  2. http://sippncorn.blogspot.com/2016/12/sippn-corn-bourbon-review-yellowstone.html

 

Review: Yellowstone Limited Edition 2016


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The Lexington Humane Society auctioned a bottle of O.F.C. 1980 for $8,000. Interestingly, the opening bid was from an anonymous buyer at $8,000.

You weren’t the anonymous buyer? Never fear – the Paducah Bourbon Society is opening an O.F.C. for you to taste! Date is Feb. 25 – details coming soon.

ATTENTION BOURBON ENTHUSIASTS!**UPDATE: Congratulations to our anonymous bidder! You have won the 1980 bottle of…

Posted by Lexington Humane Society on Tuesday, December 27, 2016

 


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And finally, Steve Coomes at The Whiskey Wash put together a great look back at bourbon news of 2016. A lot happened and there’s a lot to be happy about!  : )

The Kentucky Bourbon Year That Was 2016

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