Neither shaken nor stirred

Although James Bond is most often associated with the vodka martini, the greatest Bond ever, Sean Connery, also enjoyed his bourbon – or at least acted as if he did in a series of ads for Beam, Jim Beam in…

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A new ‘twist’ on the E.H. Taylor line

In the spring of 2006, a severe storm ripped through the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Ky., heavily damaging two warehouses used for aging bourbon. Warehouse B was empty at the time, but Warehouse C, which was built in 1881 by…

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Bourbon in the house

As a bourbon blogger, I feel it’s my duty to introduce my friends to brands they might not have tried yet. So last weekend, my husband and I held a “Bourbon and BBQ” soiree. We served barbecue because A) its…

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Bon Appetit on Bourbon

“Southerners drink bourbon like the French drink wine: with pride and abandon,” begins a fine blog post on Bon Appetit Daily titled “15 Very Important Things You Should Know About Bourbon.” How many do you know? Find out here.

New: Double Oaked Woodford

Coming in March to a liquor store near you (if you’re lucky): Woodford Reserve Double Oaked bourbon, the first permanent new product in the Woodford line in its 15-year history. This ultra-premium bourbon is aged in two unique oak barrels….

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All signs point to bourbon

Gill Holland, co-owner of The Green Building at 732 E. Market St. in Louisville’s NuLu District, wants to establish Louisville as the “Gateway to Bourbon Country.” And now a new bike rack sculpture in front of the building is pointing the…

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A Late Night with David Chang

David Chang, owner and chef of Momofuku restaurants (the name means “Lucky Peach”), recently gave a slightly inebriated bourbon tutorial on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” He noted that bourbon production is governed by several rules and regulations. “It has to be in new…

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This just in: Bourbon rules

This has been a great year for bourbon. But don’t take my word for it. No less an authority than The New York Times agrees. A story headlined “Bourbon’s All-American Roar” published over the weekend outlined the “singularly American success…

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A new Kentucky distiller

Congratulations to Limestone Branch Distillery in Marion County, Ky., holder of a brand-new Distilled Spirits Plant permit. This craft distillery was founded last year by brothers Steve and Paul Beam (distant cousins of Jim Beam), who plan to make white…

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