Tag: T.W. Samuels

Bourbon takes on the L&N Railroad—two titans of the late 1800’s, a fire-breathing locomotive, and bourbon set ablaze…

Not many industries could compete with railroad companies after the Civil War through the early 1900’s.  Railroads had reputations for using their power to price-gouge farmers, for otherwise being ruthless and greedy, and for having a wanton disregard for public safety.  The public started…

Kentucky Bourbon Affair – A True Bourbon Fantasy Camp.

As the 2017 Kentucky Bourbon Affair (June 6-11) draws near, I was reminiscing with friends about last year’s event, where I started by going in-depth at Four Roses, tried pre-prohibition T.W. Samuels the following evening, and wrapped up the next day by shooting skeet…

Country Distillers v. Samuels – the rise of Maker’s Mark.

Maker’s Mark declared September 14, 2013 “Ambassador Day.”  The Ambassador program, of course, is the ingenious rewards/loyalty program of Maker’s Mark.  (Disclaimer:  I’ve been an Ambassador since 2005.)  Was September 14 just a date picked out of thin air, or did it have some…