Friday, July 9, 2010

The New Bourbon Country Reader Is On Its Way.

The new Bourbon Country Reader (Volume 13, Number 1) was mailed today.

This time we mark a pair of historic milestones. July 1, 2010, marked the first public sale of whiskey made at George Washington’s Mount Vernon distillery since it burned down in 1814. But Washington’s distillery is not operating as promised. We call this story, “George Washington’s Distillery Is Back In Business … Sort Of.”

Sometime next year, a last vestige of Cincinnati’s once thriving whiskey industry will close its doors for good. This inspired a two-part "History Of The Cincinnati Whiskey Industry,” which we begin in this issue.

Finally, we offer a modest proposal regarding a subject that has popped up here on the blog a few times, the federal Standards of Identity for Distilled Spirits, in particular the uniquely American definition of blended whiskey.

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T Comp said...

They're all great but this newest issue knocks me out with the chock-full of information you won't get anywhere else. Chuck, you do a great job of balancing the way you generously provide your expert knowledge for free and for the paying customer. If whiskey means something to you then you owe it to yourself to read all that Chuck writes about it.

Sam Komlenic said...

Mine arrived today. Excellent read, and I'm glad I caved and finally sent you twenty bucks!