American Bourbon Scotch World By Nino Kilgore-Marchetti / September 8, 2014 As we move towards mid-September watch for the major players in the bourbon space to release their limited edition offerings for the fall that will drive the usual craziness at your local liquor store as hard to find seasonal bottlings like Eagle Rare 17 year old and the various Pappy Van Winkles come and go in the blink of an eye. WHISKY IN SPACEEEE….. With a pending vote before the Scottish public on becoming an independent nation, many in the whisky industry there are concerned it might have a negative impact on their bottom lines. Things look to be a little rocky right now between Balcones Distilling superstar Chip Tate and others who run this popular whiskey making operation out of Texas. It is unclear at this point what it might mean for their spirits. Japan whisky is learning to stand on its own quite well in the face of competition from the likes of Scotland and the USA. Ever wonder where the barrels are made that age your favorite bourbon? Missouri is one such place, and it is there sales of this storage container are doing quite well. A man from Wales reportedly chugged a whole bottle of Jack Daniel whiskey in 13 seconds. Stupid, enough said. Are jeans better after being aged in used bourbon barrels? Stay tuned to find out. image via GunGeekATX/Flickr Shop the Johnnie Walker Blue Label at ReserveBar!