High West Bourye Whiskey

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Drinks: Bourye is combination of bourbon and rye which is an unusual mixing just like the jackalope, a cross between a jack rabbit and antelope. Bourye combines old and rich bourbon (9 years old) and rye (10 and 16 years old) whiskeys for an exceptionally smooth easy sipping whiskey. With flavors of coconut, caramel, vanilla, and sweet corn, this is surely an enjoyable whiskey.



Journeyman Silver Cross Whiskey

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Drinks: Journeyman Silver Cross Whiskey was inspired by Scotland and the love of the game of golf. The Silver Cross was given as a medal in the early days of the British Open and was a symbol of friendship and tradition. Crafted with equal parts Rye, Wheat, Corn, and Barley, the Silver Cross Whiskey is truly a medley of unique flavors. Lovers of all whiskey will appreciate this fine Michigan crafted spirit. A true tribute to a great game, this whiskey is sure to impress. More info here.



Al Capone’s 116th Birthday

There is no doubt that Al Capone was a larger than life character. Today marks what would have been his 116th birthday. We are raising a glass today for Mr. Capone and sharing two cocktail recipes that feature Templeton Rye, which was said to be Al’s favorite whiskey. We hope you enjoy the cocktails. Happy Birthday Al.

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3 oz. Templeton Rye Whiskey

1 oz. Grand Marnier

Splash of Champagne

Dash of bitters

Combine Templeton Rye, bitters and Grand Marnier in a shaker. Shake well, strain in martini glass. Float champagne and garnish with lemon twist.

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3 oz  Templeton Rye whiskey

1 oz sweet vermouth

2 Dashes angostura bitters

1 stemmed maraschino cherry

Fill a mixing glass with ice; add Templeton Rye, vermouth, and bitters. Gently swirl or stir for about 20 seconds to mix thoroughly, do not shake this. Strain into chilled cocktail glass, add stemmed cherry, and enjoy.

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Siloboutille Decanter

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Gear: Keep your hot stuff hot and your cold stuff cold. The double layer design of the Silo bottle acts as an insulating thermos. It also will do a great job as a whiskey decanter, with a modern appearance and the fact that it makes liquids appear as if they’re floating in mid air, it is surely a nice addition to any room. Get it here.



The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of the Distilling Industry in Kentucky

A 2014 study proves that Kentucky bourbon is on cusp of golden age. It is a very interesting study and gives you good amount of information into the industry. Below is a full table of contents from the study giving you an idea about what you will learn. The full study can be read here.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY………………………………….. 1
THE SIZE OF THE DISTILLING INDUSTRY IN KENTUCKY ………..7
Industry definition, number of companies and locations ………………..7
Employment and payroll……………………………………………………………..9
Distilling’s Share of Kentucky Gross State Product ……………………….13
Recent investments at Kentucky distilleries………………………………….14
Craft Distilleries………………………………………………………………………..15
Production and sales………………………………………………………………….19
Domestic sales…………………………………………………………………………..21
Exports…………………………………………………………………………………….22
ECONOMIC IMPACTS………………………………………………………………22
Linkages to other sectors …………………………………………………………..22
Economic multipliers…………………………………………………………………26
Comparison of distilling industry impacts with other industries…….28
Total economic impact of distillery company operations ………………28
Impact of construction activity …………………………………………………..31
Impact of capital equipment investment activity………………………….32
Total average annual impact possible from distilling industry planned investments ……..33
Potential impact from an increase in local sourcing of grain inputs…………34
Spent grain………………………………………………………………………………………..37
TAXATION AND FISCAL IMPACTS OF THE INDUSTRY……………………..38
Property taxes……………………………………………………………………………………40
Alcohol consumption taxes………………………………………………………………….43
State licenses and fees………………………………………………………………………….50
Local licenses and fees………………………………………………………………………….51
Tax revenues related to payroll of distilleries………………………………………….51
Comparison to the 2012 study ……………………………………………………………..53
THE KENTUCKY BOURBON TRAIL® AND ITS TOURISM POTENTIAL……54
Sites, visitation data…………………………………………………………………………….56


Infuse Your Own Alcohol

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Gear: Get creative and some unique flavor to your bourbon, scotch, gin, vodka, etc. with Infuse. To use just select the alcohol you want to transform, pour around 550 milliliters into the decanter, and then load some ingredients into the infusing rod. The result will most likely amaze you. Included in a recipe guide from Death & Co. and don’t be limited to just alcohol, Infuse lets you make dressings, oils, and much more. Get it here.