Reid Mitenbuler
Reid Mitenbuler

Reid Mitenbuler is the author of Bourbon Empire: The Past and Future of America's Whiskey. He lives in Brooklyn. Follow him on Twitter.

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May 12 2015 10:00 AMHow Bourbon Became “America’s Native Spirit”Forget small-batch producers carrying on family traditions. Cutthroat capitalism is what made bourbon “a distinctive product of the United States.”
Brow Beat
Oct. 2 2013 11:27 AMFall Is the Perfect Time for Barbecued Chicken. But You’re Probably Doing It Wrong.
Drink
March 8 2013 5:22 AMPutting the White Dog to SleepUnaged whiskey helps young microdistilleries keep afloat. There’s just one problem: It tastes awful.
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Dec. 3 2013 11:45 PMPass the CourvoisierThe decades-long love affair between French cognac producers and African-American consumers.
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June 24 2013 5:45 AMCraft Whiskey Isn’t Necessarily BetterBig distilleries like Jim Beam make a mighty fine product. (Also, “craft” doesn’t mean what you think.)
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Education
June 30 2015 5:26 PM Slate Voice: “Bitch, I’ll Tell You Why This Sentence Construction Is So Effective” Listen to Katy Waldman read about the perfect sentence construction—and what makes it it’s so powerful.