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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

Yesterday I took you to Corsair Artisan Distillery, which is in the process of expanding into a historic building that fronts on Fountain Square in Bowling Green. Here’s a fun piece of that history: Built in 1925 to house the Pushin Department…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

Yesterday I took you to Corsair Artisan Distillery, which is in the process of expanding into a historic building that fronts on Fountain Square in Bowling Green. Here’s a fun piece of that history: Built in 1925 to house the Pushin Department Store,…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown is home to the world’s largest bourbon barrel, above. It’s 15 feet tall, approximately 10 feet in diameter and has a theoretic capacity of 8,000 gallons. Here’s the really fun part: It was built by local high school students as a…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day later this week, it seems appropriate to note that bourbon is America’s only native spirit, as declared by Congress in 1964: ”the word ‘bourbon’ shall not be used to describe any whiskey or whiskey-based…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

As of yesterday, Kentucky no longer bans the sale of alcoholic beverages on election days. Senate Bill 13, which Gov. Steve Beshear signed into law on April 4 and which took effect on June 24, repealed America’s strictest such ban and allows retailers to sell alcohol during…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

It’s fairly well known that Marge Samuels, wife of Bill Samuels Sr., came up with the name, the label and the now-iconic red-wax seal for the Maker’s Mark brand. But did you know she had to fight to keep the shape of the…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

The popular photo-sharing app Instagram began as a start-up called Burbn, “a game-play location-based service… named, in whimsical Silicon Valley fashion,” after co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom’s interest in “fine whiskeys and bourbons.” Source: “The Money Shot” by Kara Swisher,…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

Over the weekend, I mentioned 1792 Ridgemont Reserve. You might know that the 1792 in the name is a reference to the year that Kentucky became the 15th state. But did you know the bourbon was called “Ridgewood Reserve 1792” when it…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

Established in 2008, Koval Distillery is the first craft distillery within Chicago’s city limits since Prohibition. The name Koval is Yiddish for “blacksmith,” but also refers to a black sheep.