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Old Pogue joins Distillers’ Association

Old Pogue Distillery, whose roots go back to 1876, became the newest member of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association this week. The Maysville, Ky., distiller is the KDA’s 13th member and its seventh craft distiller – which means that for the…

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I love this postcard from the Silver Dollar Lounge, 1761 Frankfort Ave. in Louisville. Located in a former firehouse, this place does indeed get loud – but don’t let that keep you from checking out their bourbon-centric spirits list (one vodka,…

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Wild Turkey expanding visitors center

Wild Turkey broke ground yesterday on a $4 million visitors center that will sit just behind its new distillery building on Wild Turkey Hill in Lawrenceburg, Ky. (That’s an artist rendering above.) The 8,500-square-foot visitors center will replace the current 1,000-square-foot gift…

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Drink and dance and laugh and lie, Love, the reeling midnight through, For tomorrow we shall die! (But, alas, we never do.) Dorothy Parker, writer and poet born this day in 1893.

Town Branch joins the Bourbon Trail

Alltech’s Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co., maker of Town Branch Bourbon, today became the seventh official stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour and the first craft distillery to join the trail. The $6 million distillery is scheduled to open in September…

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New: Larceny Bourbon

One of the great things about bourbon is the wealth of stories behind the brands. Heaven Hill Distilleries is telling the newest story with its newest brand, Larceny Bourbon. A wheated bourbon like those in the Old Fitzgerald line that Heaven…

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girlmeetsbanjo: bourbon = sunshine + love + genius Amen!

Big props for small towns

USA Today and Rand McNally named the Five Best Small Towns in America this week, and two of them are in Kentucky: Murray (“friendliest”) and Bardstown (“most beautiful”). Bardstown’s proximity to several distilleries – Barton 1792, Heaven Hill, Maker’s Mark…

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Do you know Jack?

It’s such a fine line between clever and stupid, David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean) says in “This Is Spinal Tap.” There’s also a fine line between clever and incorrect. A story posted on Forbes.com last week carried this headline: “When…

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It’s National Bourbon Day!

Today, June 14, is National Bourbon Day. Which begs the question, what day isn’t Bourbon Day? Nonetheless, today holds the distinction of being the “official” day, and so we might as well celebrate it. Bourbon truly is a cause of…

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