by Cindy Caminite
‘Bourbon tasting is a more laid back, long, slow process.
It is tradition and history’. - Trey Zoeller
It was such a pleasure to have Trey visit Twin Liquors and to taste his bourbons with him. He has been traveling and introducing his bourbons to current bourbon enthusiasts and new bourbon drinkers. I do admit, I did tell Trey Zoeller I was not a bourbon drinker, knew nothing about distilling bourbon, nor the bourbon process. He did not seem surprised!
Holding a glass of bourbon, Trey began with the history of bourbon, adding a few quips, and little known facts.
‘Bourbon is whiskey, yet not all whiskey is bourbon’
After the war, General Washington began to tax alcohol. Many distillers decided to move to Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee to escape the tax…..literally ‘out of the reach’ of the tax collectors!