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Buffalo Trace Distillery Celebrates the Filling of its 7 Millionth Barrel – Honors Family Tradition [Video]

The world’s smallest bonded warehouse got a new arrival this month as Buffalo Trace Distillery rolled away its 6 millionth barrel to make room for its 7 millionth barrel. Warehouse No. 43 “V” sits on the banks of the Kentucky River in…

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O.Z. Tyler Distillery Celebrates the 1st Release of its TerrePURE Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey [Video]

Nearly a quarter century after ending distilling operations an Owensboro, Kentucky a distillery is once again shipping Kentucky Bourbon and Rye Whiskeys. The Charles W. Medley Distillery stopped production in 1993 and had been slowly falling into disre…

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Buffalo Trace Distillery Releases 13 Year Old Colonel E.H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain BIB Bourbon

Buffalo Trace Distillery has announced a second and what it calls a final release of E. H. Taylor, Jr. Four Grain Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The distillery says this is the “last call,” for this bourbon and there are no plans of…

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A Week on the Trail: Bourbon Educator Travels to Scotland and Falls for Scotch, Hard

When people mention distilled spirits and bourbon in one sentence, most people naturally think of Kentucky. People that know bourbon know that it doesn’t have to be made in Kentucky to be called a bourbon but it does have to be made in the U.S. T…

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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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