(Andrew McDaniel)

From Guacamole To Coffee To Beef To Bourbon, Your Favorite Things Will Cost More In 2015

While the prices on certain things will inevitably decrease in the coming year — like the cost of my 1989 Daihatsu Charade or the amount of money I need to spend on shampoo — lots of things are expected to get pricier. Unfortunately, a number of these more expensive items are probably on many of your “things I really enjoy” lists. [More]

Kentucky Bar Selling Rare Bourbon In $10 Jell-O Shots Because Why Not?

Pappy in liquid, not gelatinous, form. (Edsel L)

I’m all for a nice glass of delicious bourbon, because I am a person, but when it comes to some whiskey fans, only the best is worthy of worship. And because the “best” is often linked to scarcity, Pappy Van Winkle has earned quite a reputation among tipplers for its rare, exclusive line of bourbons. So much so that people go to great lengths to steal it. But one bar owner isn’t playing into the hype. Nope, instead, he’s selling off a bunch of the stuff in $10 Jell-O shots. Just because he can. [More]

At a liquor store -- selling or buying?

Man Swears He Was Just Asking About Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon, Not Selling Stolen Booze

We are living in a time of heightened suspicions when it comes to a very particular kind of bourbon: A few short weeks ago, someone stole $26,000 worth of rare Pappy Van Winkle bourbon from the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Kentucky. So clearly, anyone asking about, mentioning or even thinking about the stuff will get the attention of cops. [More]

Translation: "Simmer down now, folks."

Maker’s Mark: Haha, Just Kidding — We Won’t Water Down Bourbon

While you were sweetly slumbering through the three-day weekend (or grumbling at your desk yesterday) you might’ve missed the news that several of your bourbon-loving brethren are sure to have noticed. Namely, that Maker’s Mark admitted it’d made a mistake and won’t be watering down its product, after all. Go ahead, even belated sighs of relief are allowed. [More]

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Maker’s Mark Dropping Potency Of Its Bourbon By 3% Due To Demanding Customers

Perhaps it’s that guy who always shows up with a bottle of Maker’s Mark instead of a six-pack, or maybe you’ve got a stockpile of the stuff in your basement where the wife can’t see, but because so many people want bourbon, it’s getting harder to supply the liquid to drinkers of the stuff. To remedy the problem of lacking supplies to meet high demand, the makers of Maker’s Mark (say that three times fast) are reducing its alcohol by volume three percentage points. [More]