Remember when your liquor cabinet (i.e., the cupboard above the fridge) never had more than two bottles in it? Since you've become a fine spirits aficionado, those days are long gone.
But have you also become a whiskey collector, or possibly a whiskey hoarder?
It's bound to come, the show where they find someone buried beneath 500 1.75 L bottles of Old Grand-Dad from the National Distillers distillery in Frankfort, circa 1985. (That's the sort of thing whiskey hoarders hoard.)
For a guide to safe and sane whiskey collecting, check out the new issue of The Bourbon Country Reader, which dropped yesterday.
You really should subscribe. The February, 2012 issue of The Bourbon Country Reader is Volume 14, Number 3. In it, we also tell the story of Wild Turkey bringing its bottling back to Kentucky and how producers are now consolidating U.S. bottling at their whiskey-making facilities in Kentucky, to the great benefit of Kentucky's economy. We also review the new Knob Creek Rye that will be in stores soon.
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