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  1. structural issues
    The Rest of That Kentucky Bourbon Warehouse Collapsed on July 4Good timing, in a sense.
  2. environmental concerns
    Pour One Out for This Bourbon Barrel Collapse in KentuckyNearly 10,000 barrels came tumbling out of a Kentucky distillery warehouse last Friday.
  3. booze bandits
    ‘Pappygate’ Bourbon Bandit Sentenced to 15 Years in PrisonThat’s just enough time to start aging some really nice whiskey to have ready for his release.
  4. pet projects
    Matthew McConaughey Is Wild Turkey’s New ‘Creative Director’He’s even going to be consulted on new products.
  5. stunt burgers
    Here’s a New Burger With an Actual Shot of Bourbon Stuck in the MiddleAnd there’s lots of bacon.
  6. Shortages
    The Now-Annual Tradition of Pappy Van Winkle Scaremongering Has BegunThe venerable distillery says to expect half as much of its bourbon this year.
  7. News You Can Booze
    Some Bourbon-Makers Are Down to Their Last Few BarrelsThe shortage could keep smaller companies from aging this year’s whiskey.
  8. Booze News
    A New Study Confirms We’re Entering a ‘Golden Age’ of BourbonIt expects investments totaling $800 million over the next five years.
  9. Bans
    Russia Sets Sights on Banning Kentucky BourbonPour one out for healthy diplomatic relations.
  10. Pappy For Sale
    Here’s Where You Can Buy a Bottle of Pappy in New York … for $1,800What trains go to Midwood again?
  11. Quote of the Day
    Now There Are Pappy Van Winkle Conspiracy TheoristsThe greatest trick Old Pappy ever played was convincing the world that someone stole 65 cases, or something.
  12. Rye Bother
    Reward For Missing Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Surges to $10,000Or, two bottles’ worth.
  13. Stiff Drinks
    Authorites Closing in on Pappy Van Winkle ThiefExpect a “significant announcement” next Monday afternoon.
  14. A Winkle in Time
    Pappy Van Winkle Seekers Waiting Hours for BourbonThey’re camped out outside the Liquor Barn.
  15. Bourbon Bandits
    Pappy ‘Person of Interest’ Is High School Principal, Says He’sHubbard says he’s been wrongly fingered in connection to the theft of many, many fingers of the rare booze.
  16. Bourbon Bandits
    Here’s a Person of Interest in the Case of the Stolen Pappy Van WinklePolice have ruled out Jim Beam and Jack Daniel.
  17. Bourbon Bandits
    Someone Stole 65 Cases of Ultra-Rare Pappy Van Winkle WhiskeyThe worst-case scenario has just occurred.
  18. Barrel Strength
    Master Distillers ‘Unity’ Is Probably the Only Bourbon You Need forAll auction proceeds will benefit Beam’s ALS-related charity.
  19. Whiskey Wire
    Jack Daniel’s Expands Distillery; Jim Beam Brings BackA very important whiskey-news update.
  20. Obits
    Master Bourbon Distiller Elmer T. Lee Has DiedDon’t pour one out for him — drink one neat, maybe with a splash of water.
  21. Bourbonpocalypse
    Don’t Freak Out or Anything, But There’s a Buffalo Trace ShortageEverybody just calm down.
  22. Whiskey a Stay-Stay
    Scandal Causes Spike in Maker’s Mark SalesClassic PR “disaster.”
  23. Whiskey a Stay Stay
    Full Strength: Maker’s Mark Will Not Water Its Bourbon Down“And we’re sincerely sorry we let you down.”
  24. Diluted
    Maker’s Mark Is Watering Down Its BourbonDon’t worry, they say, you won’t notice the difference between 84 and 90 proof.
  25. Booze News
    Let the Great Pappy Van Winkle Shortage Begin (or Continue)Drink like Chang.
  26. Neat
    Dave Wondrich Is Writing the Oxford Companion to Spirits and CocktailsYou’re going to need a bigger bookshelf.
  27. Booze You Can Use
    Help Percy Street Pick a Barrel of BourbonThe tasting will be lead by “Mr. Four Roses” himself.
  28. Foodievents
    JG Domestic’s Bourbon Blast Goes All Month LongThe Iron Chef celebrates his drink of choice with tastings, happy hours and a dinner.
  29. Events
    Big Jones Plans Kentucky Tavern Winter’s Evening Jan. 25Big Jones serves up an old-fashioned tavern feast.
  30. Sweet Things
    Doughnuts and Single Barrel Bourbons: Two Great Tastes Going to Grace TogetherGrace is going out with a bang.
  31. Life Is But a Dram
    Where to Drink like Good ‘Ole U.S. Profiteers and ProstitutesBobby Green pleads a historical case for whiskey and rye.
  32. Neighborhood Watch
    Zip Fusion Fam Opens K-Town BBQ Downtown; FuXion Truck Finds a Home in Mid-CityJason Ha opens an all-you-can-eat joint and a food truck parks it.
  33. Openings
    Speakeasy-‘Speakloudly’ Planned for Avenue BA Mardi Gras–themed bar on top, and a bourbon bar on bottom.
  34. Openings
    Thirsty Crow Bourbon Bar Opening in Former Stinker’s SpaceA hyper-specific spirit bar comes from Bigfoot Lounge’s owners.
  35. Foodievents
    Elijah Craig Coming to Raise Comme Ca’s Bar This SundayFour L.A. bartenders will compete with bourbon cocktails.
  36. Nightlife
    Bourbon Bar to Open Somewhere, SometimeOne Barrel Bar is planning to open “in the NYC area.”
  37. Cupmudgeonism
    Cupcakes + Wine = Our Heads Finally ExplodingYes, red velvets apparently go with Shiraz.
  38. Booze News
    Brooklyn BourbonA new Carroll Gardens bar will feature 150 whiskeys and a ‘tight wine list.’
  39. Mediavore
    What the Candidates Will Be Drinking in Kentucky; Judge to Make the Call onPresidential candidates should brush up on their bourbon knowledge before heading to Kentucky, a judge will decide the fate of a new Union Square restaurant today, and a new pizza tour bus rolls into town.
  40. VideoFeed
    Make PDT’s Bacon-Infused Old-fashioned at HomeVideo: Don Lee demonstrates PDT’s bacon-infused old-fashioned.
  41. Mediavore
    Bobby Flay Enters the Burger Game; Serendipity 3 ReopensBobby Flay is entering the upscale-burger game with a chain of restaurants called Bobby’s Burger Palace. [GlobeSt.com via A Hamburger Today] Gossip Girl fanatics will be happy to know that Gilt has added Serena’s much-beloved grilled cheese with truffle oil to the bar menu. Only $50! [Zagat] Related: Is ‘Gossip Girl’ the Most Restauranty Show Since ‘Sex and the City’? The Times says the entrée is on its way out at restaurants all over the country, thanks to a loss of interest in “big, protein-laden main dishes.” [NYT]
  42. Mediavore
    Gordo Blog Better Than the Real Thing; Water Trend More RidiculousA true innovator has started a mock Gordon Ramsay blog with such posts as “What? Emeril’s boobs aren’t nice enough?” But when will someone step in to fill in the gaps at Chodoblog? [News Groper via Serious Eats] Related: Food Network, Emeril No Longer Feeling the Love No holiday parties at Chumley’s this year; according to the owner Steve Shlopak, the space has no ceiling and no floor. [NYO] Even after a top-chef shuffle and “showdown between Fiamma, L’Impero and Alto … all three places have come through recent turmoil, and the good news is that they’re better than they were before,” says Steve Cuozzo. [NYP]