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‘Incredible craze’ over new Maker’s Mark bourbon

Maker’s Mark is making a new limited bourbon that has a higher alcohol content and it is causing an “incredible craze … like nothing we’ve ever experienced,” chairman emeritus Bill Samuels Jr. told CNBC Wednesday. It is called “Cask Strength,” and it varies between approximately 108 and 114 proof. “High-proof alcohol takes a little adjusting too …

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Pappy Van Winkle – a history

Skipping the Derby that day, instead walking the Stitzel Weller property , the man who built the distillery and ran it until the year before he died in 1965, Julian Van winkle, Sr., already known to everybody as “Pappy.” The fog of history is thick on a property in Shively. The property was once the …

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