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.


My very own Charlie Brown Christmas tree

Last week I shared my tasting notes for the new Jim Beam Double Oak, the latest line extension from Jim Beam. Like all bourbon, this

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Buffalo Trace releases results of first Warehouse X experiment

This week, Buffalo Trace Distillery released some of the results from its first bourbon barrel aging experiment inside Warehouse X, the experimental warehouse built in

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Jim Beam Double Oak

86 proof; 4 years, then aged “to taste” in second charred barrel $22/750ml The story: Jim Beam Double Oak, the latest new expression from the

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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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