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Sample the Kentucky Bourbon Festival

As much as I love bourbon, I am a bit ashamed to admit that I have never attended the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown, Ky., the self-proclaimed “Bourbon Capital of the World.” I plan to remedy that situation next month at the…

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Four-star Four Roses Dinner

I don’t want to make you feel too bad if you missed the Four Roses Dinner at Buck’s Restaurant last Thursday night, but it was one of the best food-and-drink pairings I’ve ever had. Each of Executive Chef Andrew Welenken’s…

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Westport’s ‘Whiskey Wednesday’

Sample the wares of McLain & Kyne Distillery at Westport Whiskey & Wine’s “Whiskey Wednesday,” 7-8 p.m. July 27. Chet Zoeller, founder of McLain & Kyne and the   author of “Bourbon in Kentucky,” will sign his book and offer tastes of…

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Hello, bourbon, my old friend

In what I thought would be a brief sojourn away from America’s native spirit, I attended a “Spain and Sangria” dinner last week at The Oakroom in Louisville’s historic Seelbach Hilton Hotel – and who should show up but bourbon….

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Fine dining and Four Roses

I can’t wait for next Thursday (July 28) and the Four Roses Bourbon Dinner at the lovely Buck’s Restaurant in Old Louisville. Executive Chef Andrew Welenken has planned a menu infused with the bourbons of Four Roses. Prepare to drool:…

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Getting another shot

Last week’s announcement that Michter’s will open a distillery at Eighth and Main streets in downtown Louisville was great news for bourbon lovers, but also for those who love historic architecture. The distillery will be housed in the 1870s-era Fort…

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Angel’s Envy: The devil’s in the details

The Courier-Journal ran a nice profile Sunday of master distiller Lincoln Henderson and his Angel’s Envy, a small-batch bourbon being produced by the Louisville Distilling Co., a new craft distiller founded by Henderson’s son, Wesley. “Angel’s Envy” is a play on one of my favorite bourbon…

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