Bourbon 101

Making Of A Great High Rye Bourbon

Some distillers like Rabbit Hole have diverted from tradition; offering exciting new bourbon expressions with original flavors - making them highly complex. One of these in particular is a high rye bourbon, which offers spicy, peppery notes to compliment the sweetness of the corn...

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Bourbon Barrel Science: How Bourbon Is Born

Ever wonder why certain bourbon expressions taste (and look) different than others? The process of making, fermenting, storing, and aging each type of bourbon factors into its overall flavor. Additionally, the ingredients and mash bill used to make a bourbon can affect its final taste. Learn about bourbon barrel science, including why the type of wood and char level used to make a bourbon barrel has an impact on the finished product...

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Best Small Batch Bourbons

The term "small batch bourbon" is associated with quality, a unique state, and a bit of nostalgia. While the definition of small batch bourbon is not an exact science, purchasing a bourbon from Rabbit Hole Distillery ensures a true "small batch" and an excellent bourbon.

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Four Original Bourbons For 2022

Rabbit Hole Distillery was founded to create original, one-of-a-kind spirits for discerning drinkers. We don't take shortcuts and pride ourselves on creating some of the best spirits produced anywhere

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Bourbon: How To Drink It

How to drink bourbon or whiskey is a personal preference. Several perfectly acceptable ways to enjoy a good bourbon or whiskey exist. Some people only drink their whiskey straight up, while others like to experiment with bourbon in various cocktails. There is no one right way that dictates how to drink bourbon...

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Best Wheated Bourbons

While bourbon remains America's favorite choice of spirit, whiskey aficionados are seeking new flavor experiences. Also, a new breed of drinkers is not interested in going for the mass-produced, big-name bourbon brands. Smaller, specialist distillers are meeting this demand by creating new recipes for different styles of bourbon. This revolution in the market includes wheated bourbon, with its mellow character, that especially appeals to those new to bourbon drinking...

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Best Bourbons For An Old Fashioned

An old fashioned is an appealing cocktail to those who love the rich flavor of bourbon along with the complementary tastes of sugar, bitters, and fruit. If you're a fan of “Mad Men,” you may remember that this cocktail was also the preferred choice of Don Draper, the main character on the show. But the bourbon used in the old fashioned plays a major role in the taste of the drink and your ability to enjoy it fully. Check out the best bourbon to use in an old fashioned before you mix up your next beverage.

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Cavehill: Best Four Grain Bourbon

Bourbon is traditionally made with a mash bill, or recipe, featuring three grains: corn, barley, and rye or wheat. However, an increasing number of distilleries are seeking to push the boundaries of bourbon making by creating a four-grain mash bill using both rye and wheat. Four-grain bourbon offers discerning whiskey drinkers an even greater range of flavors, with depth and complexities not previously available.

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Comparing Bourbon vs Whiskey

You might hear some people use whiskey and bourbon interchangeably, but some notable differences exist when comparing bourbon vs. whiskey. Whiskey and bourbon are both distilled spirits made from fermented grains. However, whiskey encompasses various types, bourbon whiskey being one of them. All bourbons are whiskey, but all whiskeys are not bourbon...

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History Of Bourbon In Kentucky

If you are a whiskey and bourbon fan, it's essential to know the history of bourbon in Kentucky. Not all bourbon comes from Kentucky, but bourbon makers distill much of it within state boundaries. Approximately 95% of all bourbon produced today come from Kentucky...

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When To Give Bourbon As A Gift

When you're looking for the perfect gift to give to a friend, family member, or another loved one, you might consider a nice bottle of bourbon as a gift. Giving bourbon as a gift can encourage celebration and allow the recipient to enjoy their favorite beverage...

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The Birth Of Kentucky Bourbon: 1792

Kentucky bourbon is a type of whiskey produced in the state of Kentucky. This distinctly American spirit doesn't have to be made in Kentucky if it's called bourbon. However, over 90% of bourbon comes from Kentucky. You will often see the words Kentucky bourbon 1792 used together...

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Different Types Of Bourbon Drinks

Some people are loyal to straight bourbon neat or on the rocks. Others prefer to pair their bourbon drinks with citrus or spicy ingredients. Either way, the right bourbon allows you to try out all different recipes and bourbon drink types, so you can find the one you enjoy most. Check out a few of our favorite bourbon drinks or preparation methods...

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Bourbon Distillation: A Complete Guide

The sweet, caramel-colored spirit known as bourbon was first produced in Kentucky in the 1800s. "Bourbon" is a term that is technically reserved for corn whiskey made to exacting standards in the United States. Bourbon Distillation is a very complex and varying process by which distillers produce their craft of love and work

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Original Four Grain Bourbon

There is no universal approach to manufacturing a good bourbon. To create a unique blend, some distillers change the composition of the ingredients in bourbon's mash bill. While most distillers stick to the three-grain mash bill, others experiment with a four-grain mash to bring a complex, distinctive flavor to bourbon... 

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A Wheated Bourbon

For many years, distillers have been experimenting with ingredients to create different bourbon flavors. More and more experiments are considering grains, yeast for fermentation, distillation methods, and barrel aging. An unofficial subcategory of bourbon called wheated bourbon is giving whiskey enthusiasts a flavor profile they won't soon forget.

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Making The Best Gin

Gin dates back to the 11th century when early Europeans used it for medicinal purposes. After the Glorious Revolution of 1688, gin became the national drink of England, enjoyed for its distinctly botanical flavoring. Though gin fell out of favor briefly for modern mixed drinks, it's recently seen a resurgence of popularity. This has inspired gin makers to take a fresh approach to their craft, trying inspiring new methods to produce the best gin on the market...

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Bourbon heritage Month 2022

Looking for something to celebrate this month? September is National Bourbon Heritage Month, and that's certainly worth honoring. Learn more about this celebratory month and get ideas for making the most of it before the start of October...

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Best Bourbons: 2022

Bourbon is a popular spirit that many people enjoy drinking on its own, paired with food items, and mixed into cocktails. When you're looking for the best bourbon to try in 2022, be sure to include these top-rated options on your list. Each offers its own unique flavor profile and mash bill, created by a distillery that focuses on creativity and innovation...

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Bourbon And Beyond September 2022

If you're looking for something fun to do in Louisville, Kentucky, this fall, the Bourbon & Beyond 2022 Festival is certainly worth considering. This music festival offers the perfect blend of bourbon, food, and rock and roll, making it a must-attend event for anyone who loves the spirit. Check out what's slated to take place during the festival, along with the history of this popular musical event...

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Making A Great High Rye Bourbon

Elijah Craig was the first to manufacture bourbon back in 1789. Since then, distillers have been experimenting with the ingredient grains in the mash bills to find the exact formula for the best bourbon. Most bourbon enthusiasts choose what they believe to be the best rye bourbon for its particular flavor...

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Best Honey Malt Bourbon

The sweetness at the tail end of a honey malt whiskey is alluring in its own right, but any drinker is going to be impressed with the well-rounded flavor. If you've never tried honey malt bourbon, there are a few things you should know first...

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Non-Distiller Producer (NDP) Bourbon

A term you may not be familiar with is NDP, or non-distiller producer. You may be wondering what this term means or asking how bourbon can be produced by a non-distiller company. At Rabbit Hole Distillery, we'd like to unlock the secrets of NDP bourbon, along with what it is, how it's crafted, and the many mysteries surrounding this type of bourbon...

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The Whiskey Rebellion: True Story

Shortly after the United States was formed, it experienced its first rebellion of its own citizens: the Whiskey Rebellion. The two fighting factions were frontier farmers in Pennsylvania and federal taxmen and politicians back East. The Whiskey Rebellion's effect on the newly created country was far-reaching. It's amazing the change that happened all over a single whiskey tax...

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