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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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Raise your glass

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, not the holidays: Repeal Day. On this day in 1933, Utah ratified the 21st Amendment, becoming the final state needed for a three-quarters majority and officially repealing the 18th Amendment, commonly…

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I’ll drink to that!

Love, love, love this graphic from Ragan’s PR Daily that illustrates the article, “8 tips to make the writing process easier,” the lead of which perfectly sums up my feelings toward my chosen profession: “No one who writes for a living…

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The Old-Fashioned: A history

It has been said that you are what you eat. Apparently, you are also what you drink – especially when it comes to the Old-Fashioned. In a column on Slate.com, Troy Patterson ruminates on the history of this “uniquely venerable…

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Alltech Branches out

Alltech Brewing and Distilling Co. of Lexington, the first craft distillery to join the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, introduced its first bourbon this week. Town Branch Bourbon is named for the branch of Elkhorn Creek along which Lexington was founded in 1779…

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The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book

There’s been a renewed interest in the cocktail culture in the past few years, but it’s nothing new to Joy Perrine. In her nearly 50 years of tending bar, 25 of them at Equus Restaurant and Jack’s Lounge in Louisville, she’s created dozens…

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Bourbon Woman: Jean Neighbors

Meet Jean Neighbors, bartender at Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar in the Galt House: Whether you are a bourbon aficionado or a complete novice, Jean will steer you right. For one thing, she has a lot of bourbon behind her. Jockey…

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