Author: Bull Garlington

Bull Garlington is an author and columnist in Chicago who writes about the madness of travel, analog tools, food, wine, and whiskey. Garlington lives with [his attorney], smokes black cavendish, hikes the easy trails, and makes a mean gumbo yaya.
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Mash Bill: Old Road Craft Spirits’ Rachael & Jarrod Record

Old Road Craft Spirits is a finishing whiskey house where Jarrod and Rachael Record meticulously source unique barrels to finish carefully curated spirits into award-winning bourbons…

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Whiskey, Neat: Nico Martini

Whiskey Neat introduces you to restaurant and beverage industry professionals, the books they read, and the whiskey they love. Nico Martini is all over the place….

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Mash Bill: Doc Swinson’s Jesse Parker

I’m no different than a chef. I’m looking for the best ingredients I can find I believe will go together to create something incredibly enjoyable.


Which Whiskey to Drink After Your Favorite Punk Hit Plays in the Produce Aisle

I mean, all you want is a fucking cantaloupe, am I right? You walk into the grocery store looking for a decent melon to have with…

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Mash Bill: Cedar Ridge Spirits’ Murphy Quint

“What is the single most important element of whiskey production? People always assume it’s the age or the mash bill. To me, it’s the people who…

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All American Whiskey Earns Double Gold and Gold Barleycorn Awards

Start-up whiskey culture site smashes whiskey awards marketing segment. CHICAGO—All American Whiskey was recognized by the Society of Spirits Writers & Marketers today. A 2022 Double Gold medal was awarded…

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The Best Glass to Drink Bourbon is

Actually, the answer to the best glass to drink bourbon is complicated because it’s more than one glass. It’s two. Here at All American Whiskey, we…

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Mash Bill: Shadow Ridge Spirits’ Sean Hallman

Shadow Ridge Spirits makes very small batch whiskies in Oceanside, California. Owner and founder, Sean Hallman is a Navy veteran and a consultant. Lisa Hallman teaches…

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Is a Boulevardier a Girly Drink?

For your own edification, asking her what she likes applies to so many more scenarios than ordering a drink, the best of which you will never enjoy if you keep worrying that what you’re ordering for her ISN’T GIRLY ENOUGH, you summer dashboard heat melted 8-track tape of grunts.

What Whiskey to Drink When Everything is Fine

Cause that happens sometimes. It’s weird. We’re usually tore up with anxiety and imposter syndrome and worry, and then, all of a sudden, everything snaps into…


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 05/23/2022 All American Whiskey Earns Double Platinum ASCOT Award Start-up whiskey culture site smashes whiskey awards. CHICAGO—All American Whiskey won ASCOT awards for their blog and website today. A Double…

This is the Best Rye Whiskey for an Old Fashioned

Rye whiskey is still surfing the high crest of a comeback. The swayback shelves burst with small-batch labels that will kick your taste buds’ ass.

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Is a Manhattan a Girly Drink?

No, you wearisome jut-jawed cliff-browed bowspleened soap allergic cow fart.

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Rye Whiskeys Under $50 | 7 to Blow Your Mind

Rye Whiskey continues to enjoy a rise to prominence alongside its incredibly good-looking cousin who’s so good at everything, Bourbon. You’re probably standing in a liquor…


Our Editorial Policy on Age, Gender, Sexuality, Ethnicity, and Race Tags.

I’d like to explain All American Whiskey’s Editorial Policy regarding gender, age, ethnicity, and race descriptors when writing about distillation and the American whiskey industry. Race…

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This is the Best Sippin’ Whiskey Under $100

Of course, you want the best sippin’ whiskey under $100. You’re a whiskey drinker from way back and now you have a new vision of yourself….

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Lindsay Merbaum Mixes Whiskey and Literary Witchcraft

Lindsay Merbaum: How the hell did you come up with this drink? In A.K. Blakemore’s novel THE MANNINGTREE WITCHES, young Rebecca and her surly, hard-drinking mother…

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Certified Texas Whiskey: Why You Need This Powerful List

Texas Certified Whiskey is having a moment. This is evident by the explosion of award-winning whiskies made in the longhorn state. It’s also evident by the…

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Is an Old Fashioned a Girly Drink?

No hell it ain’t. Yes hell it is. Why don’t you just get one and see for yourself? Put some music on. Let’s figure this out….

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This is the Smoothest Whiskey for Beginners

We get it. You’re looking for the smoothest whiskey for beginners. Having approached a certain age, a level of your Maslownian Pyramid wherein you seek establishment….

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This is The Best Bourbon Whiskey Under $100

We here at All American Whiskey applaud your efforts to hunt down a bottle of the best bourbon whiskey under 100 dollars. It is easy to…

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What is the Best Whiskey for Beginners?

It depends. Are you sink-or-swim or are you wade-in-slowly? If you’re an all-in kind of person then screw it, drop a couple hundred on a top…

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Which Whiskey Should I Drink When Billy Preston Walks In?

Maybe you don’t know what I’m talking about. There’s this moment in the new documentary on the Beatles, the one by Peter Jackson, Get Back when…

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Best Hip Flask for Your Fat Ass

The best hip flask is half empty. It’s best because you’ve poured a couple for yourself and one for your friend and now you guys are…

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This is How Dorothy Parker Drank Her Whiskey

“Dorothy Parker entered a room like an apology. Tiny and startlingly delicate, she moved with steps that were short and brittle, and she appeared to be…

7 Losers of the 5th Annual Worst Whiskey Awards

The worst whiskey is Fireball and you can tell I’m right by tasting it, hopefully outdoors in a hazmat suit under professional supervision with an ambulance…

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5 Weird Whiskies for Crazy People and Sailors

Someone needs to sit these motherfuckers down for a come to Jesus meetin’ because they are racing brakeless down a cracked asphalt back road straight to hell.

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Whiskey, Neat: Bull Garlington

Whiskey Neat introduces you to restaurant and beverage industry professionals, the books they read, and the whiskey they love. Bull GarlingtonCCO | All American Whiskey, Inc….

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Which Whiskey to Drink When it All Goes to Hell

The whiskey is there to remind you not with a platitude but with the fact of itself, with the eight years it took to get into this glass in your fist that this too shall pass.

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This is how to order whiskey at a crowded bar

Waving a fistful of singles only makes the bartender want to kill you. They are professionals. They know you want a drink—why the fuck else would you be there? Dancing lessons?

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Girl Drinks: Fuck Bagpipes

First of all, there’s no such thing you misogynistic douche canoe. Secondly, I’m sorry for calling you a douche canoe, but seriously a girl drink is…

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Fifth Annual Celebrity Whiskey Smackdown

Celebrity Whiskey Smackdown you say? Not like the whiskeys listed here are going to fight, and not that their attendant celebrity spokespeople are going to fight…

Whiskey Vault: 4 You Gotta Have Now!

You can pick one up for anywhere between 3 to 5 grand and finally, finally, you can sleep at night knowing that goddam no account spineless cousin-in-law currently taking up real estate in your basement and racking up infinite scores in GTA won’t get his booger crusted fingers on your bottle of Pappy.

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Mash Bill: Maverick’s Kevin Graham

Distiller: Kevin “Emperor of Spirits” Graham, Head Distiller at Maverick Whiskey, in San Antonio, Texas. What whiskey first made you say ‘fuck yeah’? Pappy. If you…

Which Whiskey to Drink After Realizing Your Old Man Shoulders Have Come In

Because they have. Mine have. I didn’t know there was such a thing as Old Man Shoulders until I saw myself in the mirror one day…

Small Batch Distilleries of Georgia

You know Georgia. It’s the one next to Alabama. It’s the one that keeps Florida down. It’s the one with the busy airport that gets 1000…

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The Better Bourbon Bars of Savannah Georgia

The critical components of a good bourbon bar are simple and easily numerated: it must serve bourbon, with at least a small collection of excellent bourbons….

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This is the Best Bourbon Glass of 2022

Well, you’ve made it. You’re established. You have a roof over your head. Your young family plays quietly on the soft carpet in front of the…

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Whiskey, Neat: Tom Kleiner

Whiskey Neat introduces you to restaurant and beverage industry professionals, the books they read, and the whiskey they love. There is a thing about Tom Kleiner,…

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American Single Malt Whiskey: Death to Scotland!

American Single Malt Whiskey might just kick Scotch off of its high horse. I know, you’re all like but Scotch is Scotch so it’s different and…

What Whiskey To Drink for an Old Camel Riding Injury

Cause it hurts. But there you are, a mere 40 yards east of the River Nile in the saloon of the Steigenberger Hotel in Luxor, staring…

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What Whiskey Should You Drink While You Wonder if Any of This is Even Real

Because that idea is starting to creep in. It started with The Matrix but only for the people who watched The Matrix. For philosophers, literary hipsters,…

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Why a $200 Old-Fashioned is Chicago’s New Gold Coast Standard

Chicago’s Gold Coast is the seventh wealthiest neighborhood in the United States. It is a historic ramble of Michelin-star dining, high-end shopping, multi-million-dollar apartments, and luxurious…

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Black-Owned Whiskey Brands to Fall in Love With

Black-owned whiskey brands are trending for the same reason as all independent distilleries. The whiskey belt is sxploding. Recently relaxed spirits laws have opened up the…

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American Whiskey Convention 2021

The Long Overdue Report from the Sept 2021 American Whiskey Convention in Philadelphia All American Whiskey attended the American Whiskey Convention 2021 in Philadelphia in September…

Which Whiskey Should I Drink While Listening to an Afternoon Rain?

Whattaya got? This isn’t the time to be picky. That sound, that pluviophilic sussurus is the world going ASMR on you, gently whispering into your cerebral…

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Whiskey, Neat: Meghan McCamant

Whiskey Neat introduces you to restaurant and beverage industry professionals, the books they read, and the whiskey they love. Meghan McCamantDirector | Good Bourbon for a…

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What is the difference between Tennessee Whiskey and Bourbon?

The difference between Tennessee Whiskey and Bourbon is more than geographic. It’s about a method. It’s about history. And it’s about slavery. What is the difference…

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Is a Whiskey Sour a Girly Drink?

Yes hell it is. No hell it ain’t. Buy one for a girly. Drink one yourself—you need to learn to dance anyway. Whiskey drinks that are…

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Coors Bourbon: 5 Amazing Brands to Drink Instead

I don’t know what’s real anymore. You can call it the whiskey resurgence or the whiskey reconnaissance or the hey, look, there’s whiskey again period. Whatever…


Which Whiskey to Drink While Contemplating Death Itself

Not jumping off a bridge or anything. We’re not drama queens over here. I mean just looking out over the broad expanse of everything within our…

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Dan Garrison’s Bourbon Barrel-Sized Heart

The Birth of Good Bourbon for a Good Cause. At three in the afternoon on August 26, 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast with 130-mph…

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Songs about Whiskey: 13 Amazing Songs to Get You Drunk

All of these songs and more can be found on our curated Spotify playlist, All American Whiskey. Click the Spotify logo in the search bar up…

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Whiskey vs Whisky: Please shut the hell up already

When whisky vs whiskey pops up in conversation I immediately look around for sharp implements and/or poison with which I can violently murder the trollish baboon…

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The Smoothest Whiskey is . . .

The smoothest whiskey is impossible to determine. Smoothocity is a very subjective, personal thing. You don’t taste the smoove. You feel the smoove. But also, taste…

The Best Whiskey Books that Aren’t About Whiskey

Not every book deserves to be read by the fire with a heavy rocks glass full of a decent bourbon. But the best whiskey books do….

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Making Whiskey: How to Start a Brand

Making whiskey is an old and respected profession in America. If you’ve been thinking I sure would like to make my own whiskey, but I don’t…

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Rectifier Course at American Whiskey Convention

Rectifier Master Class? Don’t mind if I do. There are 250 reasons to look forward to September’s American Whiskey Convention, but the most exciting one may…

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Whiskey, Neat: Andy Knuth of Cobblestone

Whiskey Neat introduces you to restaurant and beverage industry professionals, the books they read, and the whiskey they love. How long have you been at Cobblestone?…

What Whiskey You Should Drink While Rehabbing an Old Truck

It depends on the truck. It depends on where you’re parked. Nine times out of ten, you’re gonna be working in a broken-down old barn out…

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Peanut Butter Whiskey Brands You Will . . . Love?

Peanut butter whiskey brands are a thing, and you just need to get used to it because like Fireball and Jeppsum’s (FUCK!) Bourbon and a million…

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The Best Wheated Bourbon: Larceny is Your Dad

What is a wheated bourbon? That’s a good question. I’m glad you asked. A wheated bourbon is a bourbon that has a mash bill where the…

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This is How Walker Percy Drank his Bourbon

Not only should connoisseurs of bourbon not read this article, neither should persons preoccupied with the perils of alcoholism, cirrhosis, esophageal hemorrhage, cancer of the palate, and so forth—all real enough dangers.


Certified Texas Whiskey Brands You Will Love

The Texas Whiskey Association (TXWA) bestows the coveted Certified Texas Whiskey status to any whiskey that’s made grain-to-glass in the Longhorn State. There are several Texas…