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Pop quiz: Answers

As promised, the answers to this morning’s Pop Quiz: 1. TRUE. Under the 1964 law that governs the production of bourbon, at least 51 percent of the grain used must be corn – most distillers use 65 to 75 percent….

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Pop quiz!

Last week I led a bourbon tasting for several dozen women here in Louisville, Ky. As part of the proceedings, I conducted a quick True/False quiz to see how much they knew about the production of the spirit we were…

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A gregarious girls’ night out

The first-ever Bourbon Babe Cocktail Party at Bourbons Bistro was great fun, with more than 40 women enjoying bourbon tastings and the delicious creations of Chef Michael Crouch. We started the evening with a mojito made with Basil Hayden, the…

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Have drinks with the Bourbon Babe

It’s finally here: TONIGHT (Tuesday, March 6) at 6:30, I’ll be leading a women’s-only bourbon tasting at Bourbons Bistro in Louisville. In addition to several delicious bourbons, we’ll enjoy appetizers and desserts prepared by Chef Michael Crouch. Find the details here,…

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A ‘slightly sinister’ bourbon

That’s how Jim Beam describes its new brand, Devil’s Cut, in its first television commercial for the 90-proof bourbon. Devil’s Cut is created through a high-tech version of ”sweating the barrel” to recover the bourbon trapped inside the wood after a…

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A Classic American Experience

CNN International has included “a bourbon distillery tour” on its list of “10 Classic American Experiences,” along with such things as a road trip on Route 66, state fairs, drive-in theaters, NASCAR and New Orleans jazz. But only one of the…

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An extra day to drink bourbon

That’s how I’m viewing Feb. 29. And a special day deserves a special libation. Since Leap Day comes around every four years, you would not be wrong to choose something from Four Roses – the 100-proof single barrel, perhaps. But to commemorate the rarity…

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Bourbon and chocolate!

Are you a woman who loves bourbon – and chocolate? Then make plans to join me, The Bourbon Babe, for a special women’s bourbon tasting and cocktail party at Bourbons Bistro on Tuesday, March 6. We’ll start things off with…

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