87 bottles of bourbon on the wall

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“Kentucky’s Mash Appeal.” That’s how the Kentucky Distillers’ Association billed the bourbon and whiskey options from the Kentucky Bourbon Trail that were offered at a Derby Eve soiree at the Governor’s Mansion on Friday night. There really were 87 – although you had to know the password to taste the good stuff (Wild Turkey Tradition, I’m looking at you). KDA President Eric Gregory, above, kept things flowing. I took the opportunity to sample Corsair’s Quinoa Whiskey. Chewy! 

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Other craft distilleries from the new Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour were also represented, including Limestone Branch in Lebanon, Ky. – that’s distiller Steve Beam, right, talking to the KDA’s Adam Johnson.

In addition to healthy pours, the bar offered some intriguing cocktails. I sampled the Pressing Charges, a drink featuring Heaven Hill’s Larceny. Here’s the recipe:

1.5 oz. Larceny

.25 oz. PAMA Liqueur

.5 oz. Sweet & Sour

2 oz. Lemon-Lime soda

Stir and serve over ice.

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Take one down, pass it around …

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