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Buffalo Trace Distillery Tourism About to Make a Splash with Kentucky River Boat Tours

Just like the mint in a mint julep, the history of bourbon is a bit muddled. Some argue it was created by a preacher. Others say that’s folklore. Many call Colonel E.H. Taylor the father of bourbon. Regardless of its murky history, there’s …

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Distillers Head to D.C. – That FET Reduction You’re Enjoying, It Could Be Gone

On January 1, 2018 distillers discovered a little extra jingle in their pockets. That extra cash was a direct result of the combined legislative efforts of DISCUS and the American Craft Spirits Association. Though the effort was heroic and the results …

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George Dickel Tennessee Whisky Goes to Finishing School in Tabasco Barrels

What goes around comes around. Hot sauce fans know that in order to make the world famous Tabasco Sauce, the peppery mix must spend at least three years in a used whiskey barrel. Now, the whiskey that once filled those barrels is headed back to those u…

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A piece of paradise that’s perfect for pinot noir

ALPINE – Neil and Sue Shay’s property in the foothills of the Coast Range seems straight out of a pastoral painting. The spread sits on a ridge, with views almost all around, and bluebirds and other feathered critters frequent the area.

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MGP Continues its Direct to Consumer Trek with Launch of Rossville Union Master Crafted Straight Rye Whiskeys

A change in leadership at MGP Ingredients over the last several years has shifted part of the company’s strategy to launch its own branded products. In 2014 the company hired Gus Griffin as President and CEO. Griffin came to the company with near…

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Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select Line Goes from 3 to 4 with New Kentucky Straight Malt Whiskey [Video]

Woodford Reserve Distillery is expanding its Distiller’s Select whiskey product line. Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris and Assistant Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall recently invited a small group of people together to announce an …

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Get Lucky in Kentucky with the Official 2018 $1,000 Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Cup & Cocktail

My time flies when you’re having fun and it flies even faster when you’ve been sipping on the official Kentucky Derby Mint Julep. Now in its 13th year, it’s time to get lucky in Kentucky with an ice cold mint julep. If you’re up…

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How to Make the 2018 Kentucky Oaks Day – Oaks Lily Cocktail

Churchill Downs, the world’s most legendary racetrack, has conducted Thoroughbred racing and presented America’s greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875. As the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby nears, it can only mean one thing – …

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Bob Dylan is Knock, Knock, Knockin’ on Whiskey’s Door with Launch of Heaven’s Door Whiskey

76 year old musician, folk artist, rocker, and Nobel Laureate prize winner Bob Dylan has jumped on the celebrity distilled spirits band wagon with the launch of Heaven’s Door Spirits. The super-premium whiskey brand is launching in May with not j…

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It’s Official: Old Forester Distillery on Historic Whiskey Row Sets Grand Opening Date

Old Forester is Brown-Forman’s founding brand, founded in 1870 by George Garvin Brown. Now, after years of delays caused by a massive fire, the Old Forester Distillery has announced its grand opening along Louisville’s Whiskey Row. This storied l…

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