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“Neat: The Story of Bourbon”
+ a Good Bourbon

Neat: The Story of Bourbon movie and Weller Full Proof bourbon

The more you know about something, the better you can appreciate it, right? And there's already a lot to love about bourbon. We're not alone in that sentiment either—the whisky business is booming. In 2016, 556 million liters of whiskey were sold in the US. Now that's a lot of booze, but that number grew in just one year by almost 20 million liters to over 576 million. That's basically 9.78 billion 2 oz pours of whiskey sold in 2017, in the US alone.

So there's never been a better time for Neat: The Story of Bourbon to drop. Currently available to stream on Hulu, Amazon and iTunes, the feature-length documentary offers a deep dive into the storied world of America's only native spirit. Whiskey lovers will likely recognize all your favorite master distillers along with native Kentuckian Steve Zahn, who takes it upon himself to "educate" viewers throughout the film. With plenty of behind-the-scenes access elevated by sweeping, syrupy cinematography, it's an enjoyable way to learn.

Your Pairing:

Weller Full Proof bourbon

This is, without a doubt, a film that you need to watch with some bourbon on hand. If you're looking for a suggestion, how about Weller Full Proof? It's a wheated bourbon (in the same class as the famed Pappy Van Winkle) with a nice caramel finish, recommended by the film's producer, AJ Hochhalter.

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