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Bourbon on the Belle

You are probably aware that the Kentucky Derby is run the first Saturday in May. But if you’re not here in Louisville, you may not realize that the Derby festivities stretch out for two weeks leading up to the Greatest…

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Whoa! That’s one fancy drink

To mark the 75th year that the mint julep has been the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, Woodford Reserve – the official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby – is offering 75 special (read: pricey!) mint julep cups for sale. Through…

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Four Roses’ Mint Julep Contest

And so begins the march to the Kentucky Derby. Four Roses will seek the most original mint julep recipe in its ninth annual Rose Julep Recipe Contest on Thursday, April 19, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Kentucky Derby Museum. Louisville-area…

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Sample the Bourbon Review

For the spring issue of The Bourbon Review, I talked with Buffalo Trace master distiller Harlen Wheatley about his distillery’s expansive experimental program – the largest such program in the world. At any given time, roughly 1,000 barrels at Buffalo Trace are…

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Angel’s Envy bourbon dinner

Angel’s Envy Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson and Chef Jim Gerhardt are joining forces this Friday, March 30, for a five-course bourbon dinner at Limestone Restaurant, 10001 Forest Green Blvd., in Louisville. The dinner will feature cocktails such as the Bubbly Angel, which combines Angel’s Envy…

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Mad about Four Roses

Fans of AMC’s “Mad Men,” which finally returns for Season 5 with a two-hour episode at 9 p.m. EDT Sunday, know how meticulous the show’s creators are in recreating its 1960s-era time period. That accuracy extends to the contents of…

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Take flight with the Bourbon Women

When the Bourbon Women Association formed just about a year ago, the response was immediate and enthusiastic. Women were apparently more than ready for an opportunity to network and socialize with other bourbon-loving women, and learn a little more about…

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Join the Single Oak Project

They sure are a curious bunch over at Buffalo Trace Distillery. At just about any time, master distiller Harlen Wheatley and his crew have about 1,000 barrels filled with experimental concoctions, all designed to broaden their knowledge of bourbon production…

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A woman drove me to drink and I didn’t have the decency to thank her. W.C. Fields

What whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for. Irish proverb