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Hip Hops: An unvarnished assessment of Untappd, to the bitter end

As a longtime consumer of adult libations, most often beer but occasionally sidestepping to wine and spirits, the good news is that advancing age seems to have slowed the pace of my consumption, even...

Bourbon News & Notes: Woodford expansion, Four Roses julep contest and a Scotch whisky...

BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – for 26 March 2021, by Susan Reigler Woodford Reserve’s Distillery Expansion As demand for its premium bourbon brand has continued to grow, Brown-Forman Corporation has announced an expansion of its Woodford...

Hip Hops: Against the Grain turns 10 this year, so let’s revisit 2011

Last week I was thumbing through back issues of Food & Dining Magazine and came across our Winter 2011 edition (Volume 34), which contained my "Hip Hops" profile of a then-newly opened Against the...

Bourbon News & Notes: Buzzard’s Roost and Raptor Rehab; Woodford Reserve Batch Proof; a...

BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – for 19 March 2021, by Susan Reigler Buzzard’s Roost Donates to Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky Perhaps you were so excited about St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th that you overlooked National...

Hip Hops: Upland Jeffersonville draws near, so here’s an overview

Upland Brewing Company's new (non-brewing) dispensary and restaurant in Jeffersonville was revealed to the public last December. https://foodanddine.com/buckhead-out-upland-brewing-in-on-restaurant-row-in-jeffersonville/ Opening day is pegged for Friday, April 9th at 11:00 a.m., but the Upland story begins in Bloomington,...

Bourbon News & Notes: Barton 1792 Distillery, Michter’s Barrel Strength Rye, and progress on...

BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – for 12 March 2021, by Susan Reigler News from Barton 1792 Distillery If you’ve ever been in downtown Bardstown on a cool, misty morning, you may have noticed that the atmosphere...

Hip Hops: Erin Go Blagh, or a timeless St. Paddy’s Day reminder

Now and in time to be, Wherever green is worn, Are changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born. William Butler Yeats wrote the poem Easter, 1916 as a personal response to his mixed feelings in the aftermath...

Bourbon News & Notes: Maker’s honors Margie Samuels; Woodford Derby bottles; and a Bourbon...

BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – for 5 March 2021, by Susan Reigler Maker’s Mark Bottle Honors Founder Margie Samuels and Women’s History Month Maker’s Mark is celebrating Women’s History Month with a special commemorative edition featuring...

Hip Hops: The back story of Bock, because the time draws near

Is Bock the G.O.A.T.? This question has been nagging me since Jimmy Carter was in office. All I knew for sure at the time was that Bock beers were dark, and they appeared each year...

Bourbon News & Notes: Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series; Paul Sutton Small Batch Bourbon;...

BOURBON NEWS & NOTES – for 26 February 2021, by Susan Reigler Newest Release of Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series If it’s anything like its predecessors, the third release in the Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing...