Bourbon

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Fond du Lac's Ledgerock carries on long tradition of farm distilling

Published March 13, 2020

To cap off a late summer camping trip, I managed to convince the family to stop for our umpteenth distillery tour of the year at a place called Ledgerock Distillery, just outside Fond du Lac. What we found was unlike any of the other distilleries we saw in our U.S. (and Irish) travels that year.

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Hiking the urban bourbon trail in Louisville

Published March 10, 2020

A decade ago, you'd have been hard-pressed to find a distillery tourism experience in Louisville, but that welcoming and walkable town has gone all-in.

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Holiday wine and spirits suggestions simplified

Published Dec. 17, 2019

The holidays are upon us and you want not only to enjoy a good bottle of wine or a nice warming spirit, but also to make a good impression on your guests or hosts at holiday dinners and parties, right? Here are a few suggestions to help make it all happen and make everyone happy.

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Chasing spirits in Galena, Illinois

Published Oct. 21, 2019

A former lead mining village that is remarkably preserved as a shopping- and entertainment-focused town along the banks of the Galena River, not far from the mighty Mississippi, Galena, Illinois, is just under a three-hour drive from Milwaukee.

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Summer brings "Dirty Helen" and other tasty bourbons

Published July 26, 2019

This summer, Feral House books will re-issue the autobiography of the late barkeep, bawdy house owner and bon vivant Helen Cromwell, and the book's editor, Christina Ward, has collaborated with Great Lakes Distillery on a bourbon to celebrate the occasion.

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Central Standard debuts limited-edition "Name-Your-Own" bourbon

Published June 12, 2019

Sure, you could buy your dad another "Greatest Dad" coffee cup, a colorful necktie or an always fashionable trucker hat ... But why would you, when you can give him something better ... like a bottle of locally made bourbon with a customized name that you made up yourself?