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The Kentucky Sparkler

Heaven Hill sponsored the opening night’s reception at the Bourbon Women’s Sip-osium at the Pendennis Club on Friday, Aug. 21, and three bartenders created cocktails using three of their products. My favorite, The Kentucky Sparkler, was mixed by Emily Hornback…

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I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain

It’s been a tough week for the bourbon industry here in Kentucky, and it’s only Wednesday. First, a fire that broke out on Monday afternoon and took 85 firefighters to control heavily damaged three of the buildings in the 100…

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And the best Single Oak Project Bourbon is…

A four-year quest to find “the perfect bourbon” concluded this week with Buffalo Trace Distillery’s announcement that drinkers had selected Barrel #80 as their favorite in the Single Oak Project. Buffalo Trace, meanwhile, accumulated reams of information on how entry…

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Why is this called a ‘Moscow Mule’?

Sharing the recipe for the Kentucky Mule, a bourbon variation of the vodka-based Moscow Mule, got me wondering about that cocktail’s name. The “Moscow” part seems pretty obvious, since Russians are always portrayed as drinking that spirit from birth, but…

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Join The Bourbon Babe at ReSurfaced!

It’s all about the ladies at ReSurfaced: The Bourbon Edition tonight, June 12, from 5-7 p.m. Women-only groups like Bourbon Women and Whiskey Chicks will fill the event space at 615 W. Main St. in Louisville. Yours truly, The Bourbon Babe, will…

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An Old Fashioned toast to ‘Mad Men’

When we first met Don Draper, in the very first scene of “Mad Men,” he was ordering “another one of these – an Old Fashioned.” And so whatever happens in tonight’s series finale, I will be toasting its run with that…

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