Tag: bourbon

Bourbon History Matters as a Matter of Law

I’m pleased to announce that The Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, & Natural Resources has published an article that I wrote with Melissa Whitehead, a former associate at my firm who helped with the Sazerac v. Peristyle litigation.  The 2018 ruling by the Sixth Circuit—on National Bourbon Day…

Sipp’n Corn Tasting Notes – Four Gate Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Ex-Sherry Rum Casks (“The Kelvin Collaboration”)

Amid springtime in Kentucky we have a new whiskey to enjoy.  Four Gate Whiskey Company offers an 11-year old American Whiskey that went decidedly against the boring habit of other sourced brands that proof down their omnipresent MGP bourbon resulting in whiskeys that carry…

Sipp’n Corn Bourbon Review – Elijah Craig 12-year Barrel Proof Batch A119

As those who have read my reviews of the various batches of Elijah Craig 12-year Barrel Proof over the years, the original 2013 white-label/red-12 Elijah Craig 12-year Barrel Proof (129.7 proof) has been my standard-bearer for all subsequent editions.  Then Batch B517 (124.2 proof)…

Sipp’n Corn Bourbon Review – Boone County Eighteen 33

Cheers for Boone County Distilling Company’s transparency in not trying to hide the source of this bourbon and cheers for the 12-year age statement.  I could do without the gimmicky “made by ghosts” and strained ties to heritage, but every brand knows that history…

Old Lexington Club – An Early Bourbon Lesson in Protecting Brand Names.

Consumers often wonder why trademark owners seem to sue competitors so often over allegedly-infringing names.  A bourbon lawsuit from 1916 helps provide the answer. The February 1, 1906 edition of The Wine and Spirits Bulletin reported that the G. & B. Gerdes Company—owners of…