Buffalo Trace announces 2017 Antique Collection

The annual fall release of limited-edition whiskeys continues with the 2017 edition of Buffalo Trace’s Antique Collection, five whiskeys of various ages, recipes, and proofs. According to a news release, Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley is particularly taken with the “extra…

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Four Roses 2017 Limited Edition Small Batch

107.3 proof (barrel strength) Blend of 15-year-old OESK, 13-year-old OESK and 12-year-old OESV $130/750ml suggested retail price The story:  Every year, Four Roses celebrates Bourbon Heritage Month with the release of a Limited Edition Small Batch. The 2017 edition features two of…

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Limited-run Chihuly exhibit sparkles at Maker’s

I’ve always been enchanted by the glass installations of Dale Chihuly. With their colorful, curly-twirly tendrils, they resemble exotic sea creatures, or perhaps far-flung nebulae. I’ve seen his work at such disparate locations as the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and…

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Old Forester Statesman

95 proof; no age statement $54.99/750ml suggested retail price The story: I’ve always said that bourbon has a lot of character. But Old Forester Statesman is the first one I’m aware of that actually is a character. The new Brown-Forman…

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Don’t forget Dad!

Father’s Day is Sunday. If you’re still looking for the perfect gift, might I suggest a copy of “Barrel Strength Bourbon: The Explosive Growth of America’s Whiskey”? It’s filled to the brim with facts about the history and creation of…

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Woodford Reserve

7855 McCracken Pike, Versailles, KY 40383. (Note: GPS will lead you to Indiana using this address; check the website below for driving directions. If you do get lost, remember that in Kentucky, we pronounce Versailles as “Ver-SALES.”) woodfordreserve.com/distillery/tours, 859-879-1812 PRODUCTS:…

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Wild Turkey

1417 Versailles Road, Lawrenceburg, KY  40342 wildturkey.com, 502-839-2182 PRODUCTS: Wild Turkey 101, Wild Turkey 101 Rye, Wild Turkey 81, Wild Turkey Rare Breed, Kentucky Spirit, Russell’s Reserve, Russell’s Reserve Rye, Wild Turkey American Honey The Russells—father Jimmy and son Eddie—are…

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Happy National Bourbon Day*

Happy National Bourbon Day, a completely made-up holiday that obviously was not invented by a Kentuckian because a) every day here is Bourbon Day and b) if we had to choose just one day to so honor, it would not…

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