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The agrarian roots of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon whiskey

Nov 10, 2020
Like all Kentucky bourbons, the famous whiskey brand owes its origin to American tax law.
In his new book, “Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last,” author Wright Thompson explains how tax policy helped Kentucky become the whiskey capital of America.
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