Saturday, July 5, 2014

The New Bourbon Country Reader Will be in the Mail Shortly

The latest issue of The Bourbon Country Reader is at the printer now and will be mailed in a few days.

This time, it's just two long pieces. In the main one, Limestone Branch Distillery in Lebanon is the jumping-off place for a long examination of the history of the Pottingers, Dants, and a few Beams, all crucial to the earliest development of whiskey-making in southern Nelson County and western Marion County, with key appearances by the L & N Railroad and American industrialist Armand Hammer. Limestone's Steve Beam, who helped, said it was complicated and he was right, but this sorts it out pretty well.

Prohibition cost us so much of our bourbon heritage.

In the other piece, size is the subject; still size, that is. Distilleries are being built right now at a pace not seen in the United States for generations. What can still sizes tell us about where the industry is heading? We look at a few new and proposed distilleries, and some of the established ones, to see what's really going on.

This is Volume 16, Number 2 of The Bourbon Country Reader, and if you are a regular visitor to this blog, it's time to pull the trigger and get a subscription. Happily, a subscription to The Bourbon Country Reader is still just $20 per year (six issues) for addresses in the USA, $25 for everyone else. The Bourbon Country Reader is always independent and idiosyncratic and has no distillery affiliation. It is published six times a year, or thereabouts.

Click here to subscribe with PayPal or any major credit card, or for more information. Click here for a free sample issue (in PDF format). Click here to open or download the free PDF document, "The Bourbon Country Reader Issue Contents in Chronological Order." (It's like an index.)

If you prefer to pay by check, make it payable to Made and Bottled in Kentucky, and mail it to Made and Bottled in Kentucky, 3712 N. Broadway, PMB 298, Chicago, IL 60613-4198. Checks drawn on U.S. banks only, please.

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