A race to the finish: The Kentucky Derby, by the numbers

May 2, 2019
Get your pastels and mint juleps ready, the hottest horse race of the year is on the horizon.
Justify, ridden by jockey Mike Smith, crosses the finish line to win the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Kentucky.
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What products are making all the retaliatory tariff lists?

We looked through the lists of tariffs Mexico, Canada and the European Union are imposing on the United States in response to the 25 percent steel and 10 percent aluminum tariffs. And we found some commonalities: orange juice, whiskey, motor…

Inside the booming black market for bourbon

Jun 14, 2017
High demand and short supply mean some labels are all but unavailable in stores.
During the early 1920s, Old Pogue Distillery, (Mason County, Kentucky) sold limited quantities of its whiskey for medicinal purposes under the Old Jordan brand.
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A shot of 'America's native spirit'

May 25, 2015
Author Reid Mitenbuler tells how to find bourbon's 'sweet spot.'

Maker's Mark lowers proof rather than run out

Feb 11, 2013
Makers of aged bourbon didn't anticipate a surge in popularity in both the U.S. and overseas, so whiskey distilled years ago is running short. Maker's Mark chose to add water to make its bourbon go further.