Good advice as we approach Saturday’s 139th running of the Kentucky Derby.

Meet a new Angel at pop-up bar

As promised, here is news about another Derby week doing: Angel’s Envy is bringing back its Kentucky Derby pop-up bar at 400 E. Main St. at Preston (directly across from Slugger Field) this week. The bar will be open from 4 to 9 p.m….

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Welcome to Derby week!

Col. Bourbon here and I would like to welcome y’all to Derby week, whether you are visiting from afar or are fortunate enough to call old Kentucky home. There’s a lot going on in the week leading up to the Greatest Two…

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Continuing this week’s inadvertent barrel theme, here are some that I photographed last weekend on a jaunt to Maker’s Mark, top, and Willett Distillery.

A doggone good cause

You’ve heard of the hair of the dog? Well, if you make the winning bid on this Col. E.H. Taylor collector series, you’ll take home five limited-edition bottles of whiskey and benefit the dogs (and cats) in the care of…

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Old Fashioned, please. Don Draper, ordering a drink at dinner on “Mad Men”

Join me for juleps at the Ice House

The Bourbon Babe is thrilled to announce that she – er, “I” – will be one of the judges this year for Four Roses’ 10th Annual Rose Julep Recipe Contest. I’ll be joined on April 18 at the Ice House…

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Mastering the mint julep

It is slightly less than one month until the Kentucky Derby, which means that people around here are starting to talk about mint juleps. It can be difficult to make a good mint julep; many of them end up way…

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKKHyk3BR_M?wmode=transparent&autohide=1&egm=0&hd=1&iv_load_policy=3&modestbranding=1&rel=0&showinfo=0&showsearch=0&w=500&h=375] Four Roses’ official video of Secretariat owner Penny Chenery selecting the single-barrel bourbon for commemorative bottles and decanters, and a look at the artist behind the decanter. (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

What’s my favorite proof of whiskey? Well, that depends on the time of day. Lower in the morning; higher in the evening. I mean, if you start your day with Booker’s… it’s gonna be a short day. Fred Noe, Jim…

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