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You Need to Meet… Michael Myers at Distillery 291

In Distilleries by Brett AtlasLeave a Comment

It’s hard to draw any other conclusion after hearing Michael Myers’ incredible journey from New York photographer to the founder of one of the most decorated craft distillers in the world, Colorado Springs’ Distillery 291. All along the way, the signs guided him toward his calling- not merely as a producer of whiskey, but as a true artist of flavor. It all began in his Georgia dorm room at Savannah College of Art and Design, where he studied photography. While sipping on the Jack Daniel’s that was distilled just miles from his childhood farm in Tennessee; he became fascinated with Alfred Stieglitz’s famous early 1900’s art gallery called “291”, which elevated photography to the same stature as painting and sculpture. And by the way, his dorm room number also happened to be room 291.




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Women’s Shirts Now Available On Bourbon & Banter

In Gear News by Patrick "Pops" GarrettLeave a Comment

We’re pleased to announce that we’re now offering women’s shirts in our online store featuring some of our most popular designs. There are four designs available in a women’s shirt at this time but we hope to add more in the near future. You can order one directly below our visit our online store for more information about each design and the shirts they’re printed on. Thank you for being a loyal fan of Bourbon & Banter. We hope you enjoy these new shirts and we can’t wait to see you share a photo wearing one of these designs online tagged with #drinkcurious.






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Of Dusty Cowboys, Back Room Shenanigans, and Polish Weddings: Shots All Around

In Banter by Gerald DlubalaLeave a Comment

It happens enough that I would say it qualifies as some tradition, a way of closing the deal, showing mutual support, friendship or possibly a partnership. I’m talking about the mutual downing of a classic, small, jigger of bourbon. And when you think about it, it’s been an important and symbolic mainstay in many of our iconic and stereotypical moments.




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TX Straight Bourbon Review

In Bourbon Whiskey Reviews by Jeffrey SchwartzLeave a Comment

The bottle says it has flavors of dark fruits, caramel, and vanilla. I picked up cherry, and that’s a dark fruit. I tried and tried to pick up caramel or vanilla, and it just isn’t there. I’ve been sipping on this bourbon for nearly a month, giving it plenty of time to oxidize and for other flavors to make themselves known. If the vanilla and caramel are there, they’re just overwhelmed by the oak and spice.




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1792 Full Proof Bourbon Review

In Bourbon Whiskey Reviews by Lee StangLeave a Comment

This has been out for a while, but I found one on the shelf in Virginia. I was disappointed in this bottling of 1792. I have had bottles of the Small Batch and Sweet Wheat and tasted the Single Barrel and Port Finish. I bought my bottle because of my experience with other 1792 expressions. This does not come close to any of those. It just doesn’t have a lot of taste. I would not buy another bottle of this one.