Yesterday and article popped up entitled, Your ‘Craft’ Rye Whiskey Is Probably From a Factory Distillery in Indiana, and of course I had to check it out. As it turns out there are very few revelations in the article, but the linked blog post from Sku’s Recent Eats entitled The Complete List of American Whiskey Distilleries & Brands did contain some interesting information. First off I do enjoy some Bulleit Bourbon and Bulleit Rye, but I have been hoodwinked. Their Bourbon is made by Four Roses and their Rye by Midwest Grain Products. Nevertheless I do enjoy them both so no harm, no foul. I had seen a bottle of Rock Hill Farms Bourbon in a SC store and passed it by. Turns out I should spend the coin since it is a Buffalo Trace product. Now one I just got that does give me pause is Willett Bourbon. I just picked up a bottle on the suggestion of a fellow shopper, but the distillery did not start until 2012, so the best guess at who made their Bourbon is Heaven Hill. Right after I purchased the bottle, I found out Kirkland Signature Bourbon (Costco) is actually made by Jim Beam. In the end so long as the product is tasty I don’t mind so much. I typically try to stay with Bourbon products made in KY whenever possible, but a darn tasty Rye is a darn tasty Rye even if it does come from Indiana.

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