Category: Bourbon Law

Col. E. H. Taylor, Jr. Fights for Trademark Protection from Beyond the Grave.

There’s a massive distillery complex that not many people know about near Frankfort, Kentucky, nestled in a scenic bend on the meandering Elkhorn Creek.  It’s closed to visitors and doesn’t distill anymore, but it ages Beam Suntory brands and bottles about 12 million of… Continue Reading “Col. E. H. Taylor, Jr. Fights for Trademark Protection from Beyond the Grave.”

Whiskey Rectifying for the 21st Century.

Many bloggers and readers alike are experimenting with blending their own stock of whiskeys – like Bourbonr’s “Poor Man’s Pappy” and Bourbontruth’s 60-40 blend of Bernheim Wheat and Rare Breed.  Many others have started aging their own white dog in miniature barrels or blending… Continue Reading “Whiskey Rectifying for the 21st Century.”

Col. E. H. Taylor, Jr. – Running from Creditors in the Summer of ‘77.

Many of the bourbon barons of the late 1800’s rode a roller coaster of success and failures.  Despite his strong business acumen and wild success, Col. E. H. Taylor, Jr., literally fled the Commonwealth in May 1877 to avoid creditors before George T. Stagg… Continue Reading “Col. E. H. Taylor, Jr. – Running from Creditors in the Summer of ‘77.”

Mellwood Bourbon – The Early Fight Against Phantom Distilleries.

Just after the Civil War, at the intersection of the former Southall St. (later changed to Reservoir Ave. in 1884, and now Mellwood Ave. since 1895) and the Louisville and Shelbyville Turnpike (now Frankfort Ave.) in Louisville, two blocks from the where the Albert… Continue Reading “Mellwood Bourbon – The Early Fight Against Phantom Distilleries.”

The Duke v. Duke University – and what’s Wild Turkey got to do with this?

*Updated August 8, 2014 after Duke University filed a Motion to Dismiss in response to the Complaint, and after numerous requests to Duke Spirits and Wild Turkey for information. Last week John Wayne Enterprises, LLC sued Duke University over the use of John Wayne’s… Continue Reading “The Duke v. Duke University – and what’s Wild Turkey got to do with this?”