Kentucky Owl Enters the Premium Rye Market

November 2017 By Michael Pendley | Photography Cheryl Pendley Fresh on the heels of the recently announced expanded release area for Kentucky Owl Bourbon, the Harrodsburg, KY based company has again surprised the whiskey world with the recent release of its first ever Kentucky Owl Rye. Like the bourbon, this rye release consists of a mingling of sourced barrels blended by Dixon Dedman. While it … Continue reading Kentucky Owl Enters the Premium Rye Market

Tasting Notes: Angel’s Envy and Angel’s Envy Rye Finished Whiskeys

August 2017 by Michael Pendley       Lincoln Henderson spent a lifetime in the distilling industry. The man knew whiskey. During his nearly 40-year tenure at Brown-Forman, Lincoln oversaw the development of Gentleman Jack and Woodford Reserve. As Master Distiller, he oversaw countless barrels of whiskey from mash to bottle. When Lincoln retired from Brown-Forman in 2004, making whiskey was still on his mind. … Continue reading Tasting Notes: Angel’s Envy and Angel’s Envy Rye Finished Whiskeys

Around the world with Blanton’s Bourbon

July 2017 by Michael Pendley Even the occasional whiskey drinker is probably familiar with Blanton’s bourbon. Since Elmer T. Lee bottled those first three barrels back in 1984 and named them in honor of his long time boss Col. Albert Blanton, the familiar faceted round bottle with its horse and jockey bottle top has been a fixture on bars and store shelves everywhere. But what … Continue reading Around the world with Blanton’s Bourbon