The red and the blue

Heaven Hill Distilleries released this Red State/Blue State bourbon to create a buzz leading up to the 2012 presidential election. The bourbon in the bottles is the same, but the dueling labels allow you to show your true colors. Politically, Kentucky…

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World Whisky Day

Today is the inaugural World Whisky Day, an event established by a 21-year-old student at the University of Aberdeen who grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland. Blair Bowman, who hopes this will become an annual event, says his goal is to get…

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Bourbon and basketball

In case you haven’t noticed, bourbon isn’t the only thing we’re good at here in Kentucky. We are also pretty good at college basketball. And our basketball fans are just as passionate about their teams as they are about their…

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Springtime in Kentucky. (Warehouse H, Barton 1792 Distillery, Bardstown; shot with Hipstamatic app, John S lens, Ina’s 1969 film)

Bistro chef’s Top 5 bourbons

I had a chance to visit briefly with busy Bourbons Bistro chef Michael Crouch following the Bourbon Babe Cocktail Party earlier this week. He was sipping a glass of Rock Hill Farms – one of my personal favorites. I asked…

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I’ll have a Rutherford B. Hayes, neat

I’m a day late, but I had to share this amusing entry from Gut Check, the food-and-drink blog of the Riverfront Times, St. Louis’ alternative newsweekly, in which it occurs to writer Ian Froeb that many of our former presidents…

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Neither shaken nor stirred

Although James Bond is most often associated with the vodka martini, the greatest Bond ever, Sean Connery, also enjoyed his bourbon – or at least acted as if he did in a series of ads for Beam, Jim Beam in…

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A new ‘twist’ on the E.H. Taylor line

In the spring of 2006, a severe storm ripped through the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Ky., heavily damaging two warehouses used for aging bourbon. Warehouse B was empty at the time, but Warehouse C, which was built in 1881 by…

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Bourbon in the house

As a bourbon blogger, I feel it’s my duty to introduce my friends to brands they might not have tried yet. So last weekend, my husband and I held a “Bourbon and BBQ” soiree. We served barbecue because A) its…

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Bon Appetit on Bourbon

“Southerners drink bourbon like the French drink wine: with pride and abandon,” begins a fine blog post on Bon Appetit Daily titled “15 Very Important Things You Should Know About Bourbon.” How many do you know? Find out here.