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Bourbon & Beyond Festival Releases The Complete 2018 Music Lineup – Holy Smokes!

Bourbon Heritage Month just got a whole lot more interesting. Does a second year event make for a ‘heritage’, something that is handed down from the past, as a tradition? In the case of the Bourbon and Beyond festival we think the answer is…

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Sun Shines Bright on Grand Opening for the New Kentucky Home of Lux Row Distillers [Video]

Hosting an outdoor springtime event with more than 450 invited guests in Bardstown, Kentucky can be a bit dicey. On Monday there was a nip in the air and a fresh coating of snow on the ground. By Wednesday, the day that Luxco had been working toward fo…

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Master Distiller Denny Potter Hammers Home Bung in Heaven Hill’s 8 Millionth Bourbon Barrel [Video]

Heaven Hill Distillery has been on quite tear lately. It was about two years ago they completed their first of a dozen new barrel warehouses at their 175 acre Cox’s Creek location in Nelson County, Kentucky. About a year ago they announced the pr…

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Caledonia Spirits Taps 2,000 Vermont Maple Trees to Distill 1,600 Bottles of Vodka

For many craft spirits makers, their spirits are all about, “local.” Starting a local business, creating local jobs, supporting local farmers, producing local distilled spirits, serving local fans in their favorite watering hole with dreams…

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Whisky Chicks Founder Releases 1st Book “How to Be a Bourbon Badass” – It’s Not Just a Spirit, It’s a Lifestyle

Similar to many journeys in life, your bourbon journey should be looked at as a marathon, rather than a sprint. And, just like a good Bottled in Bond bourbon that takes four years in a barrel quietly tucked away in a rickhouse, your bourbon journey wil…

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Kentucky Lawmakers Pass Bill to Allow Direct to Consumer Shipments of Bourbon

Six states and the District of Columbia allow the direct shipment of distilled spirits. With the addition of one more signature, we can soon add one more state to that list, Kentucky. Ironically, the state that produces 95% of the world’s bourbon…

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Copper & Kings American Brandy Co’s One-Time Vintner Moves up to Master Distiller Role

There are more than 50 distilleries in Kentucky. Most of them make a bourbon or whiskey of some sort with one exception, Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. You see this distillery just down the street from Whiskey Row is kind of the lone wolf in th…

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Kentucky Inches Closer to Direct to Consumer Shipment & Distillery-Sponsored Club Programs

A lot has changed since Prohibition ended in 1933 but, many archaic laws from the time continue to hold distillers back from pleasing their fans across the nation. Last year, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail welcomed a record number of more than 1 million vi…

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Belle Meade Bourbon 1st Limited Edition Craftsman Cask Collection Sells Out in 3 Days

Brothers Andy and Charlie Nelson, Co-Founders of Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery in Nashville, Tennessee have released their latest cask finished bourbon. The brothers launched their first finished Bourbons two years ago by introducing the Belle …

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The Complete List: American Distilling Institute’s 2018 Craft Spirits Award Winners

And that’s a wrap. The American Distilling Institute’s 12th annual Judging of Craft Spirits is in the books and the awards for best of class, best in category along with other awards including the coveted Distillery of the Year and Lifetime…

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