Friday, February 26, 2021

Wrestler Matt Rehwoldt Chronicles His Journey With Bourbon on New YouTube Channel

“I’m home thankfully. I’m in Chicago on one of my few days off,” Matt Rehwoldt explained at the beginning of our phone call. We had met recently in passing in Bardstown at Bottle &...

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...

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...

Afternoon Archive: Setting up your home (improvement) bar

It's the 2020 Derby Week that wasn't (see y'all on Labor Day weekend, we hope), and we're dipping into past issues of Food & Dining Magazine. Tim and Lori Laird's home bar setup advice...

In The Mix

Although mixers are an instrumental part of building a delicious cocktail, the wrong mix can turn a good spirit into a bad cocktail. When I speak about cocktails, I always emphasize balance because you want...

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...

Copper & Kings? Heron today, Constellation Brands tomorrow

Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. has come a long way since the winter of 2014. Doesn't it seem as if the distillery has been here far longer than six years? https://foodanddine.com/copper-kings-brandy-distillery-to-open-in-butchertown-this-spring/ Monday's news about the...

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,...

Old World Character with a New Age Spirit – Dumante Verdenoce

Have you tried Dumante, that ancient nutty liqueur sipped for ages in pistachio groves of Sicily? Don’t feel bad if you haven’t, because Dumante has only been out since Fall of 2007, although its rich,...

Hell or High Water Speakeasy Updates Menu, Adds Large Format Beer Program

Hell or High Water, the discreet bar located at 112 Washington St led by brother-sister Louisville natives Stirling and Maude Welch, regularly updates their cocktail menu and has debuted a new cocktail menu, including...