Go Visit a Local Distillery!

Go Visit a Local Distillery!

This is a message to anyone getting excited about drinking and buying whiskey- Go visit a distillery. Go visit many. You don’t have to go to Kentucky, there is probably one near you. I get a lot of questions about whiskey and a lot of my answers have to start with a description of the production process. What makes one bourbon taste so different from another? Is bourbon a whiskey? Why does scotch taste so different? Why are mature bourbons only 10 years old while younger scotches start at 10 years old? Is this $500 bottle of whiskey worth it? It seems the modern bourbon craze is creating collectors first, and educated consumers second. I find that it can be a benefit to first visit a small scale distillery before visiting the big boys. (That is NOT to say that...