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Despite my reviews and posts often geared towards the bourbon snob, one of the more common questions posed to me is actually from people entirely unfamiliar with bourbon. It’s simply this: What kind of bourbon makes a good gift? The answer is simple in a lot of ways, but hard to answer correctly in a general setting. As with any other gift, giving bourbon requires a little thought and consideration. To whom are you giving the gift? What is the occasion? What is your budget? So what do I give the bourbon newbie? A bourbon novice probably isn’t going to…


Today’s Daily toast was a tough one. While there are several notable events that occurred on this day, I don’t find myself inspired by them. The Paris Peace Accords were signed in 1973. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in 1756 and Patton Oswalt in 1969. But I will dedicate today’s toast to the J.D. Salinger, author of The Catcher in the Rye, who passed away on this day in 2010. No, I didn’t like the book…at all. It was one of the more painful reading experiences of my life, which says a lot, as I’m a very avid reader. Maybe…

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