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Woodford Reserve releases rare ryes

The 2011 edition of Woodford Reserve’s Master’s Collection, a Rare Rye Selection, is starting to hit stores. For this edition, Woodford Reserve first created a 100 percent rye whiskey. That in itself is unusual, master distiller Chris Morris told me; very few craft distillers…

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Have a drink with the Bourbon Babe

If you’re a bourbon-loving woman in the Louisville, Ky., metro area, make plans to join me this coming Wednesday for the first-ever Bourbon Babe Bourbon Tasting. We will explore the sometimes surprising fruit notes in several premium bourbons (is that…

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Urban Bourbon: Bourbons Bistro

As I’ve said many times, I am a student of bourbon, and I love my research. And a fine place to study is Bourbons Bistro, 2255 Frankfort Ave. in Louisville. One of the stops along Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail, Bourbons…

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Join me for a Bourbon Babe event!

Attention, female bourbon lovers in the Louisville area: Make plans to join me on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Westport Whiskey & Wine in Westport Village for the first-ever Bourbon Babe bourbon tasting. In this “women-only” event, we will explore the surprising…

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Behind the scenes at Jim Beam

One of the benefits of membership in the Bourbon Women Association is the opportunity for bourbon-related experiences not available to the general public. A small group of Bourbon Women enjoyed such an experience Friday night at the Jim Beam Distillery, first having a…

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Talk about a chaser…

UPDATE: The Speakeasies won the third annual Bourbon Chase, and they made it look easy, indeed, covering the 200-mile course in 19 hours and 35 minutes. That’s a pace of 5:52 per mile! Next year’s race is Sept. 28-29. Right…

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Some bad years for bourbon

I’m going to agree with Bourbon Women Association founder Peggy Noe Stevens on this one: Carry Nation is our least favorite Bourbon Woman. A Kentucky native, Carry waged war against saloons and taverns in the late 1800s and early 1900s….

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Whiskey Row: Rise, fall and renewal

Did you know that at the turn of the 20th century, Louisville, Ky., was the nexus of the bourbon industry? At one point, the River City’s Whiskey Row was home to nearly 90 whiskey-related concerns from all over the world. Read…

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Eat your bourbon: Four Roses Pizza

As Bourbon Heritage Month draws to a close this week, I’m taking a look at ways you can enjoy bourbon other than in a glass – although that is always recommended, of course. One delicious way is to order a…

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Last call: Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Some final thoughts on the 20th annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival: I like that if you take Ky. 245 off I-65 to get to Bardstown, you pass two bourbon-related attractions: the Jim Beam Distillery, which on Friday was hard at work,…

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