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An instant Classic

This past weekend saw the debut of an event aimed at bourbon connoisseurs: the Bourbon Classic. Held at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in downtown Louisville, the Classic brought together a great blend of master distillers, top-notch chefs and…

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Flavor wheel of fortune

Much of the bourbon reporting I do is planned well in advance. For example, I’m looking forward to learning a lot at this coming weekend’s Bourbon Classic at the Kentucky Center for the Arts. (Don’t have your tickets yet? Click here.) And…

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New: Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel

Jimmy and Eddie Russell have cooked up a new product over at Wild Turkey: Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. At 110 proof, it should have a bigger kick than Russell’s Reserve (90) or the Wild Turkey whiskeys,…

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Kentucky rules the Oscars!

Cheers to all the Kentucky winners at the 85th annual Academy Awards: Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence, a Louisville native (nice recovery from that fall, too) George Clooney, one of the producers of Best Picture winner “Argo” (his second Oscar, following…

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Bourbon = love

Two upcoming events on Saturday, Feb. 9, would make fine Valentine’s Day gifts for the bourbon lover in your life. From 3 to 5 p.m., Moonshine University at the Distilled Spirits Epicenter, 801 S. Eighth St. in Louisville, will present an Enthusiast…

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FORECAST: EVERYTHING. Kentucky’s weather plays a big role in the maturation of bourbon. In the hot summers, the liquid expands into the walls of the barrels, like those seen here at Barton 1792; in the cold winters, it contracts, carrying…

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Bourbon inside the Beltway

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association will feature an exclusive sampling of bourbon brands at the Bluegrass Ball on Jan. 19 in Washington, D.C. The non-partisan event, hosted by the Kentucky Society of Washington, is the first of a series of black-tie celebrations surrounding the presidential inauguration. Seven Kentucky…

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