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Savor the spirit: Whiskey tasting in Kentucky and Tennessee
Savor the spirit: Whiskey tasting in Kentucky and Tennessee

I travel the world, drinking. Along the way, I learn exactly how drinks that rule the world are made. I've sipped and swirled Champagne and Cognac in France, Guinness in Dublin and Scotch in — where else — Scotland. And although whiskeys are produced throughout the world, some of the best places to taste-test the American versions can be found in the scenic green hills of Kentucky and Tennessee, where bourbon and whiskey distillery tours are big business. The trail I'm exploring on this bright spring day winds through those hills. You may know a couple of my traveling companions, Jim and Jack — that's Jim Beam and Jack Daniel, who are teaching me to...

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