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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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…

 Posted in Madness
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Black-Owned Whiskey Brands to Fall in Love With

Black-owned whiskey brands are trending for the same reason independent distilleries are exploding in the whiskey belt: recently relaxed spirits laws opened up the whiskey business….

 Posted in American Whiskeys, Bourbon, Corn, Distilleries, Rye, Straight Whiskey, Tennessee Whiskey
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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…

 Posted in American Whiskeys, Madness, Whiskey and Words
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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,…

 Posted in Madness, Whiskey and Words

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…

 Posted in Madness, Whiskey and Words
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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…

 Posted in Bourbon, Tennessee Whiskey
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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…

 Posted in drinks
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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…

 Posted in Madness, Whiskey and Words, Words
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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…

 Posted in American Whiskeys, Bourbon, Texas
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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…

 Posted in Madness, Whiskey and Words
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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…

 Posted in Madness, Whiskey and Words, Words
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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…

 Posted in Bourbon, Madness
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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…

 Posted in American Whiskeys, Bourbon, Corn, Rye, Tennessee Whiskey

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….

 Posted in Whiskey and Words
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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…

 Posted in American Whiskeys, Distilleries, Distillers, Madness
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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…

 Posted in American Whiskeys
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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?…

 Posted in Whiskey and Words
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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…

 Posted in Whiskey and Words, Words
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7 Rye Whiskeys Under $50 You’ve Never Heard Of

Best Rye Whiskeys Under $50 Your Whiskey Friend Didn’t Tell You About You’re looking for the best rye whiskeys under $50, and All American Whiskey is…

 Posted in Rye

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…

 Posted in Madness, Whiskey and Words, Words
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Peanut Butter Whiskey: The Complete List

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

 Posted in Madness
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These 3 Certified Texas Whiskey labels will make you want to move there

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…

 Posted in Texas
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Wheated Bourbon: This is Why 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…

 Posted in Bourbon, Wheat
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This is How Walker Percy Drank his Bourbon

Walker Percy is my favorite southern novelist. After reading that sentence, a few people will shake their heads sadly and glance over at the Southern Author’s…

 Posted in Whiskey and Words, Words