Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Kentucky’s distillers, wineries and breweries may now ship directly to consumers

The Kentucky Distillers' Association (KDA) shares encouraging news from the Kentucky General Assembly last week: the successful passage of House Bill 415, the producer-only direct-to-consumer shipping bill. KDA APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF HB 415 SHIPPING BILL...

Distillers are contributing to the COVID-19 fight with hand sanitizer production

During World War II, 15% of American beer production was set aside for the troops. In 2020, Louisville-area distilleries like Starlight and Rabbit Hole are helping fight COVID-19 by using their equipment to bolster...

Amaro — Anarchy in a Glass

The typical well-stocked backbar in Louisville – or anywhere in America, for that matter – gives off an amber glow as stately and authoritative as the burnished chambers of an old-school attorney. As evidence...

Rye Not? — The Other American Whiskey

Bourbon drinkers are aware that their favorite whiskey, while distilled from a fermented grain recipe that is mostly made up of corn, usually also contains a fairly large percentage of rye, as well as...

Last call for Mr. Lee’s Lounge is Saturday evening, December 28

For a succinct sentence-long review with approval impishly implied, it's hard to touch this enticing appraisal of Mr. Lee's Lounge: "Speakeasy meets upscale cocktail bar shrouded in a cloak of darkness." From darkness to subdued...

Locust Grove’s fascinating Farm Distillery Project

The noted spirits writer Lew Bryson once pondered whether it was something in Kentucky's water that caused distillers to put down roots in the vicinity. Bryson spoke to Denny Potter, distiller at Heaven Hill. Potter,...

Road show: Compass Box, The Spaniard and The Story of the Spaniard at Meta...

There are many moving parts to this story, so let's begin by tying down the three major players. The Story of The Spaniard is a malt whisky blend aged in Spanish sherry and red wine...

The Barrel Roll at Paristown stands to be a unique adult beverage pairing event

As befits the present era of ascendant craft beer, spirits and wine, today’s tasting events and festivals have evolved considerably from those we used to stage during Jimmy Carter's presidency, as held in a...

Peerless Distillery Hosting Release of Their First Bourbon in 102 Years Saturday

It's been over ten decades since Peerless has sold a bourbon, and this Saturday will mark the first time Peerless bourbon will be available without a prescription since Prohibition. The distillery, 120 North 10th...

Ideal Bartender School Offers Free Professional Training, Hosts Open House Tonight

Copper & Kings Distillery, 1121 E Washington St., is hosting the third year of The Ideal Bartender school, a free training program that hopes to increase diversity in the hospitality industry. They offer the...