Meet The Bourbon Babe, a Kentucky original



Carla Carlton, “The Bourbon Babe,” is an award-winning bourbon journalist, speaker and celebrity. She has been interviewed by NPR, the Washington Post, The New York Times, Taster’s Club, Windstream Communication’s Locally Crafted series and Story Magazine, among others.

Carla is also a founding member of Bourbon Women, an organization with more than 600 members in 23 states and three countries, and serves on the Bourbon Board of Directors at Louisville’s Party Mart store, where she makes single-barrel selections for exclusive bottling.

A third-generation Louisvillian, she comes by her taste for whiskey honestly: Her grandmother worked the bottling line at Seagram’s in the late 1930s, and her grandfather grew his own mint for his yearly Derby Day julep.


2016 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

97 proof; 12 years old $79.99/750ml The story: Each September, Brown-Forman celebrates the birthday of founder George Garvin Brown with a limited edition release of

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Four Roses 2016 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon

112 proof (barrel strength); blend of 12-year-old OESO, 12-year-old OBSV and 16-year-old OESK $99/750ml suggested retail price The story: This edition of the eagerly awaited

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Distillery news: Angel’s Envy, Luxco, Independent Stave

Louisville Distilling Company joins KDA: The name of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association’s newest member isn’t as familiar as the name of its flagship brand, Angel’s

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Please pardon my Pappy. He’s too young to die.

Upset that the bourbon recovered in PappyGate this week may be destroyed, I’ve appealed to a higher power: Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear. I’m asking him

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