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It’s good to be King: Brown-Forman’s King of Kentucky Bourbon returns with a second...

King of Kentucky is the tipping point where Bourbon’s slow-paced legacies meet the contemporary explosion of interest in the category. Established in 1881 as a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, King of Kentucky’s post-Prohibition experience reflected...

Bulleit Distilling Co.’s new Visitor Experience isn’t your grandfather’s distillery walk-through

In 2017 Bulleit Distilling Co. celebrated its 30th birthday with the unveiling of a $115 million distillery in Shelbyville, KY, then getting down to the business of crafting the brand’s characteristic rye-heavy bourbon. In...
Woodford Reserve Distillery

The Woodford Reserve Distillery presents Friday Night Live, a summer celebration with tours, cocktails...

The Woodford Reserve Distillery near Versailles, KY epitomizes the hopes and dreams of Bourbon lovers everywhere. Several distilleries have operated here at various times over a span of more than two hundred years, and the...

Where’s Pappy? Seeking a Pappy Van Winkle Adventure in Kentucky

Seeking a Pappy Van Winkle Adventure in Kentucky (Originally published in the Winter 2018 issue of Food & Dining) With prices of single bottles being sold for thousands of dollars (both at retail and on the...

Bourbon Bottled-in-Bond: A History of Quality Assurance

Most whiskey lovers today appreciate that there are strict government guidelines attached to the manufacture of alcoholic beverages, including bourbon. Drinkers of Kentucky’s favorite spirit know those guidelines include that the recipe of cooked...

Bardstown Bourbon Company Releases Their First Kentucky Straight Bourbon

The Bardstown Bourbon Company (BBCo), 1500 Parkway Drive, has released their first Kentucky Strait bourbon whiskey, Bardstown Bourbon Fusion Series #1. The product is a blend of Bardstown Bourbon Company’s estate-made, two-year-old wheat and...

Barrel Strength Bourbon

A few years before he passed away in in 2004, I had the distinct privilege to spend a morning with legendary Jim Beam Master Distiller Booker Noe at his home in Bardstown. He was...

Easy Entertaining— Cooking with Bourbon

With the growing emphasis on using local ingredients whenever possible in cooking, it is only natural that restaurant chefs would experiment with uses for Bourbon, a local product with a long and storied history...

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,...

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...