When Adult Swim mainstay Eric Andre does a standup gig in Lexington, Kentucky, on February 2, he has a few demands. “I want real Kentucky moonshine at my Lexington show,” the comedian tweeted. “I’m also accepting artisanal bourbon.”
Be choosy, Eric. Funnily enough, most so-called small-batch U.S. bourbon, rye and whiskey spews from two mammoth distilleries in Indiana and Kentucky. To spot an imposter, Eat Sip Trip’s Kevin Farrell explains, look for “distilled by” or “bottled by” on the label—signs it probably used to live in a vat. Another red flag: a bottle whose stated age makes it older than its purported distiller. Rick and Morty wouldn’t be impressed.