Tag: Pogue

Working in a Distillery at the Turn of the Century; Unsafe at any Proof.

I’ve written previously about how Bourbon gave the United States its first consumer protection law with the Bottled in Bond Act of 1897, and how the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 was influenced by the conflict between “straight” and “rectified” whiskey, but…

One hundred years ago, secret sourcing was considered fraud.

The recent proliferation of new bourbon brands has included many brands distilled and aged by existing distilleries but sold under new, often “historic,” names.  Of course, a new brand seeking to capitalize on the bourgeoning bourbon market wouldn’t have time to create a recipe…