August Tastings at Westport Whiskey and Wine

Summer is headed for fall, and temperatures usually soar this time of year in Louisville, but here is a whole month worth of cool beverages to taste in the lovely air conditioning at Westport...

Modern Day Moonshine

Shop any decent liquor store and you’ll find a growing number of clear spirits that aren’t gin, vodka or rum. I’m talking moonshine, a debatably named clear liquor and tasty tribute to the turbulent...

Bourbon Guys and Gals: Retro Theme Bourbon Mixer August 25 (Q & A)

Prepare for Louisville super groups The Whiskey Chicks and The Bourbon Brotherhood to join forces August 25th at 6:30 p.m. at the Henry Clay. It’s the 5th annual Bourbon Mixer to benefit Coalition for...

Trail Blazer

By creating the Urban Bourbon Trail, the CVB's Stacey Yates helped put Bourbon tourism on the map. These days, Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail, a network of 34 establishments that promote and celebrate Bourbon by offering...

Women Will Gather for all Things Bourbon August 24-26 for 5th Annual Sip-osium

Spirited women from across the country will gather for the Bourbon Women Association’s Fifth Annual Sip-osium conference Aug. 24 through 26 at the historic Brown Hotel. The weekend-long event provides informative workshops, meetings with...

Bourbon in Transition

Master distillers' decades-long experience lays foundation for Bourbon industry's future. Making good Bourbon takes a long time. So does making a master distiller. These artisans of alcohol must learn every aspect of the Bourbon business,...

Rich Finck: This Cool Entrepreneur is Rockin’ The Bourbon Industry

An article in Forbes about Nobel prize winner Shuji Nakamura claims that anger is the mother of invention.  One might not compare the blue light emitting diodes he created that made possible every flat...

Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey

People who know me won’t be surprised by the analogy that came to mind as I sat down to sample Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey, a new product from a veteran of the local distilling industry. What jumped into my head was the rabbit-duck illusion, an ambiguous 19th-century German drawing depicting a rabbit that, if you look again, looks like a duck, or a duck, if you blink, that resembles a rabbit. Which creature is it? Read more...

Bourbon Women Founder and President at Sip-osium [Video]

Mothers and daughters; aunts and nieces, best of friends and coworkers, and even a few husbands - 200 women from 23 states gathered at the Brown Hotel for this 5th annual sold out event...

Chefs Battle Behind the Bar Monday Night at Red Herring

Red Herring Cocktail Lounge & Kitchen, 1757 Frankfort Ave, will host Bistro 1860’s Michael Crouch for a Chef Bartending Battle on Monday June 18, pulling Crouch out of the kitchen and pitting him against Red...

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