Okay, all the commercial websites do it,
so we'd better do it, too --
This website discusses alcoholic beverages in a positive manner
which may be objectionable to some adults
and which is generally considered inappropriate for people not yet old enough
to legally consume alcohol.
The internet is an international venue, and discussion of the subjects herein
may also be illegal in your
nation or area. We do not wish to offend, so if any of the above applies
to you, please do not proceed
any further. Linda and John do not condone abuse of alcoholic beverages. and
respect only those who know
how much they can... and cannot... safely consume.
And now we invite you to visit...
American Whiskey, and
how it got to be this way
Bourbon, Rye, Tennessee, Corn, Straight, Blended, Sour Mash, or Moonshine,
the history of American whiskey is the history of America itself, and vice
The beverage of choice in the Colonies, a
major industry destroyed by the American Revolution and the collapse of
the Triangle (slave) Trade at the end of the 18th century. A renaissance
of American rum is beginning in the 21st century and here a some of the
forerunners of its renewal.
Tours we've taken of operating American Whiskey distilleries
At least they were operating when we were there
Please Understand: Except as
noted, these distillery visits are somewhat historical in their own right.
Some were taken nearly twenty years ago. Some just last month. We have
intentionally avoided trying to keep our descriptions up to date. You can
easily find the current state of each distillery on their own websites or
Facebook pages (many did not have websites when these visits were first
made!) The date of each visit is part of the title and we hope you will
consider any historic inaccuracies as part of the nostalgia of the
American spirits industry.
Festivals, and Celebrations
we've attended (and remembered to take
Our small (but ever-growing) Collection
(also ever-changing; we've probably rearranged it again by
The Last Page of
the Internet, Here it is!!
what you've been looking for all this time.
The Internet is NOT endless, (it only seems that way). This is the final
page of the Internet.
(special thanks to Chris Sigmon)