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Bourbon: Ready for its closeup

“Justified,” the FX show about a U.S. marshal keeping the peace by whatever means necessary in Harlan County, Ky., returns for a fourth season tonight at 10. I’m not sure what U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant, above) will be…

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A quick look back at 2012

Happy New Year! Before we start opening new bottles, I thought I’d reminisce about some of my favorites from the year just past. Best limited-edition bourbons: Jefferson’s Presidential Select 18 Year Old, McLain & Kyne ($90 for the 750ml). Complex, smooth and buttery,…

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5 resolutions for bourbon lovers

Drink more bourbon. Hey, let’s start with one we all know we can keep. Sample widely; buy selectively. Friends, there are a lot of bourbons out there. Here in Kentucky, we are particularly blessed by a bountiful selection. It’s tempting to pick up…

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It appears that Santa would like a cocktail! I can take a hint. What did you get for Christmas?

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

O Come, All Ye Faithful…

Looking for festive things to do this weekend? A couple of distilleries have holiday-related goings-on: Buffalo Trace in Frankfort is all decked out for the season with Christmas light displays. You can drive through the distillery property nightly through Jan. 1,…

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Deck the halls with lots of bourbon

Tis the season to be merry – and to shop for the bourbon fans on your list. If you’re still looking for the perfect gift, here are a few suggestions. Personalized Glencairn whisky glasses: Glencairn crystal glasses are considered the essential…

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Bourbon Women shopping event

Four Roses Master Distiller Jim Rutledge has some of the best penmanship in the bourbon business. I drew this conclusion after watching him sign bottle after bottle at the Bourbon Women Association’s holiday shopping event at the Springhurst Liquor Barn…

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