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Buzzard’s Roost Straight Rye is here, so join Jason Brauner and sample his sippin’...

Wry expressions are not common among buzzards, but Buzzard's Roost Straight is debuting two new expressions of rye whiskey, as sourced and bottled by Jason Brauner of Bourbons Bistro renown. Brauner will be on...

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...

Four Bourbon Short Pours

A wide array of news items comes across our desks at Food & Dining Magazine, and at times it's best to sample the highlights just a few wee nips at a time.   Your humble correspondent...

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...

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...

Fred Minnick’s new podcast pairs bourbon with music and musicians

The writer and media personality Fred Minnick is best described as an apostle of bourbonism -- lower case and generalized, encompassing all things bourbon-related.  Recently Minnick, an Oklahoman who married a Kentuckian and became 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 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,...

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...