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That’s the ticket

That $15 wager on I’ll Have Another won¬†me $138 in the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby. (The Bourbon Babe may be¬†prescient, but she is not a big spender. Still, that’s not a bad result.) Did anyone else cash a…

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The busy life of a master distiller

At the Kentucky Derby on Saturday I ran into Chris Morris, master distiller for Woodford Reserve, the event’s official bourbon. Chris was presiding over the mixing of mint juleps in the Woodford tent, where the temperature was probably upwards of…

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Call to the post

The sun shines bright on my Old Kentucky Home – which is entirely appropriate as today is the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby. The Bourbon Babe will be heading to the track shortly, but before I go, I’ll give…

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“On Derby Day, you can always tell the tourists from the locals,” Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy Russell tells Esquire magazine. “Once ‘My Old Kentucky Home’ is over, we put down our mint juleps and pick up the bourbon.” Read…

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Angel’s Envy pop-up bar

Looking for a new place to grab a drink after the Kentucky Oaks or the Derby? Try the temporary pop-up bourbon bar that Angel’s Envy has conjured up in a vacant storefront at 400 E. Main St., across from Louisville’s Slugger…

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Roses on the River

If there is anything more Southern than cruising down the river on a steamboat while wearing a big hat and sipping a bourbon, I don’t know what it is. That was the scene yesterday during the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Great…

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One sip closer to completion

I finished off a bottle of Blanton’s the other night, which means I can now go shopping for a different letter. In case you aren’t familiar with this stroke of marketing genius, each Blanton’s stopper is stamped with a tiny…

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Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

Louisville is getting serious about reclaiming its bourbon heritage. Today, Heaven Hill Distilleries, the largest independent family-owned and -operated distilled spirits supplier in the United States, announced plans for a new artisanal pot-still distillery and interactive tourism experience at its…

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Update…

… the Bourbon Banana Bread with Pecans and Dark Chocolate is even better the second day!