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Book Review—Tar Heel Lightnin’: How Secret Stills and Fast Cars Made North Carolina the Moonshine Capital of the World

Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books is a joint project of the Rutgers School of Law and the Rutgers School of Criminal Justice that features concise reviews of significant books with a connection to the law, and they asked me to review Tar Heel… Continue Reading “Book Review—Tar Heel Lightnin’: How Secret Stills and Fast Cars Made North Carolina the Moonshine Capital of the World”

Whiskey From Home!

Whiskey From Home—a free worldwide virtual event with seminars, tastings, food pairings, and cocktails—is this coming Saturday, May 2, starting at 12 noon eastern. Join us for 5 ½ hours of livestreamed whiskey-soaked entertainment on all of your favorite platforms! I’ll be presenting on… Continue Reading “Whiskey From Home!”

Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Elijah Craig Straight Rye

I’ve often said that Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon is the most consistent and best value in all of bourbon.  As Rye Whiskey continues to gain in popularity, Heaven Hill has expanded beyond its Rittenhouse brand and one of my favorite Rye Whiskeys—Pikesville—to fill… Continue Reading “Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Elijah Craig Straight Rye”

Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Four Gate X3—Batch 2 (Outer Loop Orbit); Batch 3 (Foundation); Batch 4 (Split Stave™ by Kelvin).

Four Gate knocked it out of the park on their first release so I was excited to receive samples of the next three batches, all crafted differently to showcase barrel finishing versus the good ‘ole “foundation” of bourbon. Batch 2 uses a unique barrel… Continue Reading “Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Four Gate X3—Batch 2 (Outer Loop Orbit); Batch 3 (Foundation); Batch 4 (Split Stave™ by Kelvin).”

Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Heaven Hill Bottled in Bond 7-year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Until just over a year ago, Heaven Hill had the hands-down best price performer in all of Bourbon—a six-year age stated Bottled in Bond for only $11.99.  In previous posts I had called it the standard-bearer for all of the new “craft” whiskies; if… Continue Reading “Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes: Heaven Hill Bottled in Bond 7-year Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey”