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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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A ‘spirited’ tour of Cave Hill Cemetery

  On Sunday afternoon, I capped off a whirlwind week of Bourbon Affair-related activities with a serene yet “spirited” tour of the final resting places of a dozen or so bourbon pioneers in Louisville’s historic Cave Hill Cemetery. Among them:…

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Smooth Ambler Old Scout Ten

UPDATE: In December 2016, Pernod Ricard purchased a majority stake in Smooth Ambler. 100 proof; at least 10 years old $49.99 suggested retail price/750ml The story: Smooth Ambler Spirits is a distillery and bottler in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. In addition…

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Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

The much-anticipated Evan Williams Bourbon Experience on Louisville’s Whiskey Row opened its doors to the public this morning. This interactive bourbon tourism attraction celebrates Evan Williams, Kentucky’s first commercial distiller and the namesake of Heaven Hill’s flagship brand. It’s located…

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Take the B(eam) Train

Earlier this week I told you that Jim Beam started making collectible decanters in 1952. I was inspired to research that after stumbling across what might be the motherlode of Beam decanters in Wears Valley, Tenn., just outside of Pigeon…

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