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The best cocktail party ever

If you like bourbon, you’d be hard-pressed to find a cocktail party better than the Great Kentucky Bourbon Tasting & Gala, the signature event of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown, Ky. Held Saturday night at the Guthrie Opportunity Center,…

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All Drinks Considered

Kentucky bourbon is getting national attention – and so is the Bourbon Babe! It was an honor to be featured in a story on NPR’s “All Things Considered” about the growing popularity of bourbon, even among “the ladies.” Listen to…

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Eww.” Buffy, after Spike offers her his flask. Spike: “It’s not blood. It’s bourbon.” Buffy: “Ewww. “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (1997-2003). Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to series television tomorrow night at 9 in “Ringer” on The CW.

George’s Louisville

Louisville’s Hometown Heroes program honored Brown-Forman founder George Garvin Brown on Tuesday, Sept. 6, with the unveiling of this three-story mural at 122 W. Main St., in the heart of what was once Louisville’s Whiskey Row. Brown was the first distiller to bottle his…

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Happy Birthday, George!

Happy Birthday to George Garvin Brown. The founder of Old Forester Bourbon and Brown-Forman Corp. was born Sept. 2, 1846, and in his honor, Brown-Forman has released a limited-edition Old Forester Birthday Bourbon every year since 2002. Each of these bourbons…

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Happy Bourbon Heritage Month!

For the fourth straight year, Gov. Steve Beshear today declared September “Bourbon Heritage Month” in the commonwealth of Kentucky, which produces 95 percent of the world’s bourbon. (The other 5 percent, he has quipped, is counterfeit.) “This has been a…

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I heard some woman comment that you don’t need ice for bourbon, and it’s strong and powerful, and people want to be, I guess, mellow. Dominick Tutrone, owner of Henry Street Wines & Liquors in Brooklyn, who had nearly sold…

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Maker’s 46, please

This week, Maker’s Mark ambassadors received a packet of 32 stickers to affix to checks at restaurants and bars to help promote Maker’s 46, the distillery’s first new product in more than 50 years. Half of the stickers congratulate establishments…

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High Society

Cheers to the members of The Bourbon Society, who graciously welcomed me to their monthly meeting earlier this week. The Society formed in 2006 as a way for local aficionados to explore not only the diversity of bourbon, but also its culture…

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