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


The folks at 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: )


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



Review: Yellowstone Limited Edition 2016


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.



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