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U.S. distilled spirits exports topped $1 billion in 2011 for the fourth straight year. Kentucky bourbon and Tennessee whiskey made up more than $700 million of that amount. Statistic from a Kentucky Distillers’ Association report cited in a Business First…

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New tasting rooms at Maker’s Mark

While I was in Loretto, Ky., for Maker’s Mark’s Cocktail Party a couple of weeks ago, I had a chance to peek at the distillery’s three new tasting rooms, one of which is pictured above. The distillery added the rooms, which…

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These Girls Walk into a Blog…

Jordan Catapano likes to mix things up. The professional bartender and mixologist serves as a cocktail expert for several online publications and blogs at www.thisgirlwalksintoabar.com, where she also sells barware and apparel (I bought the “Real Women Drink Bourbon” T-shirt, of course)….

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Roll out the Bourbon Barrel Stout

Trey White, CEO of Anderson Valley Brewing Co., and Jimmy Russell, master distiller for Wild Turkey, toasted their companies’ first collaboration at a rollout of Anderson Valley’s Bourbon Barrel Stout at the Silver Dollar Lounge in Louisville on Nov. 7….

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Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection

The new Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection, being released in 47 U.S. markets this week, is a batching of mature Woodford Reserve bourbon aged in oak barrels and then finished in barrels made from maple wood, sherry wood and port wood. Woodford…

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Bourbon dinner with the Pilgrims

Bourbon and Banter, a group of bourbon enthusiasts based in St. Louis, Mo., made a pilgrimage to Kentucky over the weekend. They visited several distilleries from a base in Louisville, and I joined them Friday for a three-course dinner at…

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Craft distilleries join the Trail

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour just got bigger – by adding some little guys. The Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour will include seven micro-distilleries that stretch from Marshall to Mason counties: Barrel House Distillery, Lexington Corsair Artisan Distillery, Bowling Green Limestone…

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The new Review

The fall issue of The Bourbon Review is out. Be sure to check out my story about the rise of the craft distilling movement across the country, as well as an interview with Trey Zoeller of Jefferson’s Bourbon and some great…

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A thought worth pondering, borrowed from my friends at Buffalo Trace.