Overview of the Kentucky Bourbon Industry Impact Study

Researchers with the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund recently conducted further investigation into the impact of the distilling industry of Kentucky on its economy. Kentucky is well known for its Bourbon and due to this fact the study is the third of its kind put on by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund. It is important to know the impact of a major product on an area, it allows you to better predict what will happen over the years.To better understand the Kentucky bourb...
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Celebrate World Whisky Day!

There is a worldwide or national day for just about everything you can imagine these days, including whiskey! I don’t know about you, but that has us excited. Any day you can drink to good things with whiskey becomes a good day.When is World Whisky Day in 2015?This world celebration day is held on the third Saturday of every May. In 2015, that happens to be May 16th. Why a Saturday you ask? Well, if you are going to celebrate a day with drinking, it should be a day where you don’t ha...
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Bourbon: the new beverage of choice

Look out Vodka, the preference for Bourbon is growing.  Whisky is on the rise and has seen remarkable growth since 2009.Vodkas, clear and neutral, can be mixed with a wide variety of flavors which was in part what made them popular and fueled their growth. With over 600 flavors to choose from there were a lot of alternatives to the consumer to consider. But this trend is starting to wear out and drinkers are now finding whisky with it’s depth of flavor and complexity more appealing.&n...
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What is the difference between Bourbon and Whiskey?

You may have heard the saying that “all bourbon is whiskey, but whiskey is not always bourbon.” If you’re a whiskey (and especially bourbon) drinker, you need to know what that means.  The simple answer is that a strict set of federal trade regulations defines what’s what. While whiskey is made all over the world, American whiskey is a distilled spirit made from fermented grain and usually aged in an oak barrel. The various types (rye, rye malt, wheat,...
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Moonshine: What is it and where is it going?

Moonshine has appeared many times on television whether it be in a jar with XXX on it or mentioned by name. Very few people can tell you exactly what it is when asked though. The answer isn’t as easy as many people think it is. There isn’t just one alcohol that falls into the category of moonshine. Traditionally the term moonshine refers to any illegal alcohol but even that has changed.  Now moonshine refers to a variety of different alcohols. The most popular, and publicly...
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Difference Between Bourbon and Rye Whiskey

Once a star at the bar, Rye had lost its sheen, and for decades, became an obscure whiskey made by a few distilleries. However, just when it seemed that Rye had become a part of whiskey history, it came back with a bang and more distilleries are noticing the trend. New brands are coming in the market as more manufacturers are making this whiskey. Though the way in which both Bourbon and Rye whiskeys are made are quite similar, there are a lot of differences in the mashbill, taste, percentage alc...
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Rye: The Benefits of Cover Crops

Cover crops are an important part of the agricultural industry. They have been used for hundreds of years as a natural way to maintain and protect soil. Cover crops, also referred to as, “green manure,” are hardy plants that are planted to cover and protect bare soil, usually after the fall harvest or before crops are grown in the spring.  Bare soil is vulnerable to elements such as wind and rain, weeds, pests, and loss of nutrients. Benefits of Cover CropsCover crops offer...
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The Whisky Process is What Gives Each Country It’s Own Flavor

The proper storage of grains is crucial in the distillery process. Without having the grain storage system in place, you could be compromising the quality of the grains used to produce your product. Take a look at the three major whisky distilling countries and see how each process distinguishes itself from the others.Scottish WhiskyFrom the cliffs and moors of Scotland, you will find nearly 100 distilleries scattered throughout the country. This is the largest amount of distilleries in a single...
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The Art of Drinking Whiskey

So you want to drink some whiskey?You may enjoy a glass in the comfort of your own home, but do you really know how to drink it properly in public?  Just like anything else in this world, there is a certain culture that comes with drinking whiskey.  There is an art that accompanies the glass.  If you want to be taken seriously as a whisky drinker, there are some basic things you need to know about your beverage and the social expectations that go with it.  Don’t wo...
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How Does Climate Impact Bourbon Production?

When it comes to purchasing grain from a rye grain supplier, climate is one of many factors that play a key role in the process. Climate affects everything from the production of the grain all the way to energy being used to produce the bourbon. Here are three ways in which the climate may impact the environment or how the distilling process impacts the environment itself.  Grain ProductionThinking about how the grain production process is impacted by climate change due to the effects ...
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