Speciality drinks made by the competing mixologists.

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!  

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#PardonMyPappy needs you!

  The effort to #PardonMyPappy is picking up steam. Folks from all over the country have tweeted and retweeted and signed my petition asking Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear to step in and help prevent the destruction of thousands of dollars’ of…

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‘PappyGate’ solved!

Hoooo-eeee. Just when I was getting all sentimental about how there would be no “Justified” tonight, or ever again, we got ourselves a real-life Raylan-and-Boyd-worthy story right here in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. That’s right: The Case of the Missing…

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Kentucky bourbon the Japanese way

The bourbon appreciation group I belong to has offered some wonderful tasting opportunities this past year, but we saved the most unusual one for December: Bourbons available only in Japan (plus a blended whiskey made there). We sampled Early Times…

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Bourbon News Straight Up

As expected during National Bourbon Heritage Month, the bourbon news has been pouring in lately. Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience opens today: Officials cut the ribbon yesterday on the latest Diageo investment in Kentucky, the Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience at the…

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