Bill Samuels

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Maker's Mark 46: Line Up, Bourbon Fans

    ​Balcones Distilling's True Blue corn whiskey, which City of Ate told you about yesterday, is not bourbon. "I accept that criticism," says head distiller Chip Tate, who's proud that he uses copious amounts of blue corn in his mash bill and uncharred oak barrels for aging. Bourbon, of course, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Maker's Mark Rolls Out the Barrel for a New Whiskey. Will Texans Give Up on Canada?

    ​Maker's Mark master distiller Kevin Smith believes Maker's new bourbon might persuade some Texans to give up on Canadian whiskey. "Bourbon's very big in Texas, but one of the things that's always surprised me is the number of Canadian whiskey drinkers," says Smith, who was born at Fort Hood. ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 31, 2001

    Tippling Tips

    Can you please solve all our alcohol-related mysteries?