Monthly Archives: October 2010

Profits Down at Fortune Brands

Fortune Brands (ticker symbol FO) released their third quarter report on Thursday and the results were somewhat disappointing to investors. Drinkers may be less concerned, but we at the are always interested when the father of Makers Mark appears … Continue reading

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Kris Kristofferson: In the News

Just listening to the roulette wheel that is the “random” playlist and up came something from Kris Kristofferson’s This Old Road. We lived with this recording when it came out it and  I remember that it felt like it was … Continue reading

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Anyone want to answer this one?

Some poor soul out there on the internet has a question they need help with. Anyone here care to take a stab?

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What is with these awful Whiskey flash sites?

You know, it’s hard to find a good, old-fashioned, accessible html site anywhere on the whiskey trail. Every site you go to it’s the same thing: some slick flash-based whiskey-toned nightmare pops up insisting that you lie to them about … Continue reading

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Houston Tycoon

Saw this cocktail posted on a blog today and thought it looked good. I haven’t tried it yet (never before Tom Brokaw is my motto), but will post it here for posterity: Polk Street Pub’s Houston Tycoon * 1½ ounces … Continue reading

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Puttanesca: a type of tomato sauce including anchovies, garlic, and olives, eaten with pasta.  The etymology of puttanesca, however, is colourful: derived from the Italian puttana, meaning prostitute. There are a few stories floating around about the connection between puttanesca … Continue reading

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Four Loko makes you Sicko

NPR is reporting on a story about the possible deleterious impact of alcoholic energy drinks. Apparently some kids from Washington State University got sick after drinking Four Loko. In other news, somebody threw up on Bourbon Street… Source: NPR

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Neko Case: Wish I Were the Moon

We at the bourbonhours stop for many things: lemonade stands, road-kill, barbecue, New Orleans. And Neko Case. Case in point: I was driving down the Internet this morning and came across a video linked on No Depression. Now I don’t … Continue reading

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Wax On Wax Off: Makers Mark announces new COO

AP is reporting a change in the executive suite at Makers Mark headquarters. Rob Samuels, age 36, will take over as the new COO (Chief Operating Officer) of the Makers Mark enterprise. Rob Samuels is the grandson of the iconic … Continue reading

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Dixie Kitchen’s Famous Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

How many albums do you know that have recipes on them? Mary Gauthier’s “Dixie Kitchen” has a drop dead bread pudding recipe on the liner notes of her cd that’ll knock your socks off. Gauthier opened a restaurant in Boston … Continue reading

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