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An Old Fashioned toast to ‘Mad Men’

When we first met Don Draper, in the very first scene of “Mad Men,” he was ordering “another one of these – an Old Fashioned.” And so whatever happens in tonight’s series finale, I will be toasting its run with that…

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McDonald’s Spirit of Kentucky Burger

Proof: 0 (sauce contains no alcohol) Age statement: none (but hopefully fewer than 10 minutes) Suggested retail price: $4.99 (value meal, $6.99) The story: Evidence of bourbon’s popularity continues with McDonald’s attempt to cash in, the limited-edition Spirit of Kentucky…

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My favorite Mint Julep

As has become Kentucky Derby tradition here at The Bourbon Babe, it’s time to share my very favorite Mint Julep recipe, which is attributed to Henry Watterson, the firebrand editor of The (Louisville) Courier-Journal for 50 years: Pluck the mint…

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5 sure (bourbon) bets for Derby

The 141st Kentucky Derby is just three days away. Post positions will be drawn at 5:30 p.m. EDT, which will determine the favorites for this year’s field. If you’re hoping for betting advice here, you’re out of luck: With a…

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The Bourbon Babe on WhiskyCast

For 10 years, Mark Gillespie has produced WhiskyCast, a weekly podcast of “cask-strength conversation.” Intrigued by my #PardonMyPappy campaign, Mark kindly interviewed me for Episode 531. Read about it here, and listen to our full interview below. Thanks, Mark!