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Getting to Know Whisky Magazine’s Master Distiller/Blender of the Year

February 26th, 2020

Written by Brian G. Miller, Founder of The Bourbon Tutor.

Four Roses

Last fall I was fortunate enough to meet and visit with Brent Elliott, Four Roses Bourbon’s Master Distiller, at two different events. In an earlier draft of this story, before I put it aside and got distracted, I referred to Brent as one of the young guns in the world of Kentucky bourbon master distillers. I planned to talk about how he was part of a new generation of bourbon makers you might not know much about, but that you need to keep your eyes on. But some editing is in order – now he’s the top gun. Whisky Magazine just named Brent the Master Distiller/Blender of the Year at the Icons of Whisky America ceremony last week in New York City.


Sip, Don’t Swig: How I Learned to Admire My Whiskey

February 19th, 2020

Written by Jonathan C. Jackson, Executive Bourbon Steward.

To truly appreciate the spirit in your glass, you must sip it. Back when I was just a little boy my granddaddy would talk about taking a “snort” from a bottle.  He would grin and then shake his head and say, “Shew-wee.”  It would make me laugh, having no idea what he was talking about.


Pink Gin: What is it?

February 12th, 2020

Thanks to its flavor and Instagram-worthy aesthetic, pink gin has become a global favorite; but what do you know about this blushing delight? Ahead of Valentine’s Day, we’re diving into the history behind this beloved pink drink.


6 Things You Didn’t Know About Rum

February 5th, 2020

rum history

Rum history is as rich as the drink’s depth of styles, flavors, and aromas – and you’re cheating yourself if your only experience drinking it has been in your parents’ basement or with a Coke.

Depending on the unique conditions in which its source material was grown, as well as the techniques utilized in its production (and there are many), this delightful spirit can range from sweet and floral, to dark and smokey, and everything in between. Today, we’re introducing you to 6 things you didn’t know about rum.


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