Oak – The OG Wine World Influencer

Each bottle of wine or whiskey is a whole greater than the sum of its parts. Without any one of the building blocks between the dirt and the glass, the...

Exploring Agave Raicilla and Etnica Tutsi – Discover the Rarest Distillations in Jalisco

Raicilla is the stuff I dream about, when I’m thinking of pure agave spirit. On my travels to Mexico, it’s what friends offered to me from unmarked plastic bottles, filled...

The Inside Sip #14: Drink Like A Legend

Welcome back to the Inside Sip, your backstage pass to our Scouts’ “continuing education” credits. This was a very special tasting event and an unboxing of our most exclusive assembly...

Saving For A Rainy Day – 5 Steps to Starting a Wine Collection

A solid wine collection doesn’t have to start with Opus One, it can simply mean having the bottle you need, the moment you need it.
We’d say Step One...

Eco-Warriors in Wine – Silver Oak Builds a Silver Lining

Just this Spring, a devastating frost affected around 80% of France’s vineyards across every region, leading to the smallest harvest in decades. Napa Valley still bears the scars of past...

The Inside Sip: Lucky 13

Welcome back to the Inside Sip, your backstage pass to our Scouts’ weekly tastings. We’re still wending our way through the catalog, as new vintages make their way into new...

Wine Quick Hits – 2018 Brainchild Red

We tasted this as a group and just knew – this is a one-of-a-kind, joyride of a wine and we needed to get it in your glass. It’s too much...

The Inside Sip Episode 12: Everyone is on the Same Page

Are you ready to dive back into the Fall Catalog with your intrepid Scouts? We’re sticking pretty close to home with this tasting, so Napa Valley loyalists will find a...

Vendome Copper & Brass Works: Masters of Their Craft

On Franklin Street, in the heart of Louisville’s Butchertown neighborhood, is an unassuming fabrication facility that is a behind-the-scenes giant in the distilling business. You can’t build a great distillery...

Inside Sip – Episode 11: The Catalog Chronicles Continue

Grab your copy of our Fall Catalog and a Sharpie – our Scouts have sipped through even more of the fabulous bottles on those pages and their recommendations are ready...

The Inside Sip – Episode 10: The Scouts Take On The Catalog. A Play in Several Acts

Welcome Back to The Inside Sip, your backstage pass to our Scout’s version of continuing education. If your job doesn’t come with mandatory wine tasting, we can help you to...

Wine Word – Véraison

A critical step in the lifecycle of a vine, véraison (pronounced ver-ray-zohn) is a French term that roughly translates to the onset of ripening. It’s the starting point when grapes...

French Wine 101 – Burgundy & Bordeaux in a Nutshell

A quick primer on the two primary wine growing regions of France, Burgundy and Bordeaux. We highlight the basics of what makes these two benchmark areas unique. Whether you’re a...

Bourbon’s Quiet Giant

A little ditty about one of my favorite distilleries. Wild Turkey epitomizes Kentucky’s rich history of bourbon whiskey, and passing the torch from generation to generation. It’s a must-see stop...