Westport’s ‘Whiskey Wednesday’

Sample the wares of McLain & Kyne Distillery at Westport Whiskey & Wine’s “Whiskey Wednesday,” 7-8 p.m. July 27. Chet Zoeller, founder of McLain & Kyne and the   author of “Bourbon in Kentucky,” will sign his book and offer tastes of…

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Hello, bourbon, my old friend

In what I thought would be a brief sojourn away from America’s native spirit, I attended a “Spain and Sangria” dinner last week at The Oakroom in Louisville’s historic Seelbach Hilton Hotel – and who should show up but bourbon….

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You bet your glass?

After generally scoffing at the notion of “varietally correct stemware” for most of my drinking life, I had the opportunity to try a Riedel wine tasting last year that absolutely stunned me. Wines both white and red that tasted, you…

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Fine dining and Four Roses

I can’t wait for next Thursday (July 28) and the Four Roses Bourbon Dinner at the lovely Buck’s Restaurant in Old Louisville. Executive Chef Andrew Welenken has planned a menu infused with the bourbons of Four Roses. Prepare to drool:…

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Wondering if that’s Bourbon Babe’s ride? Yes.

Nice package

A recent entry about Angel’s Envy started me thinking about packaging. With its tall, curvaceous, wing-shaped bottle, Angel’s Envy certainly catches the eye. But it’s not the only bourbon that’s bottled beautifully. Any discussion of iconic bottles would have to…

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Bond. Bottled in Bond.

While scanning the bourbon shelves recently, I noticed several brands identified as “Bottled in Bond” – among them Old Bourbon Hollow, Very Old Barton and Heaven Hill’s Henry McKenna Single Barrel, which carries this nifty embossed tag around its neck….

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Henry McKenna

Henry McKenna Single Barrel Bottled by Heaven Hill Distilleries 10 years old; 100 proof Aroma: Lots of alcohol. Notes of vanilla and spearmint. Taste: Peppery, fiery, a bit oily; some oak and spice; finishes with that “zing” of mint. Verdict:…

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Cool option for a hot night

I don’t limit my bourbon consumption to the colder months of the year, but during a hot spell like the one we’re having in Kentucky, even I think twice about a drink known for its warming qualities. So when I…

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Getting another shot

Last week’s announcement that Michter’s will open a distillery at Eighth and Main streets in downtown Louisville was great news for bourbon lovers, but also for those who love historic architecture. The distillery will be housed in the 1870s-era Fort…

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