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Join the Bourbon Babe at the Bistro

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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Some Buffalo Love from Buffalo Trace

My Valentine and I got a head start on today’s holiday by attending the first ever “Buffalo Love” dinner at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Ky., on Feb. 11. This elegant dinner, catered by Dupree Catering in Lexington, paired six courses with…

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Building a better distillery?

Students from the Yale School of Architecture are coming to Louisville to research a project on designing a contemporary urban bourbon distillery. They will study Louisville’s Whiskey Row and visit area distilleries including Woodford Reserve and Four Roses. Read more…

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R-O-C-K (S) in the USA

While 95 percent of the world’s bourbon is produced right here in Kentucky, we don’t hold the franchise on whiskey. (Remember: All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon.) Wednesday, Jan. 25, Westport Whiskey & Wine in Louisville’s…

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The thirsty travelers

A record number of people visited all six distilleries on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail in 2011, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association reported this week. The total of 11,757 visitors, representing all 50 states and 16 countries, was well above the previous record of 9,402, set…

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Vote for Louisville!

Here in Louisville, Ky., we don’t just have access to fine bourbon. We have some of the best independent restaurants around – Jack Fry’s, Lynn’s Paradise Cafe, Limestone, 610 Magnolia (whose chef, Edward Lee, is currently a contestant on “Top…

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Not recommended, but funny nonetheless.

Man-hatin’?

The 3rd Annual Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience concluded in, where else, Manhattan this week with Joann Spiegel, a bartender from – hey – Manhattan crowned the winner. Here is her recipe: 2 oz Woodford Reserve 1/2 oz vermouth 1/4 oz…

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I’m more of a beer guy. After shows here, people are like, ‘Here, drink this,’ and they give you this 3,000-proof alcohol that humans are not meant to drink. Comic Owen Benjamin, appearing Thursday through Sunday at Louisville Improv, on…

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Missed it by … that much

Let me say up front that I love Louisville’s L & N Wine Bar and Bistro, and that probably when you visit an establishment with “wine” right in the name of it, that is what you should drink there – and usually that…

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