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Another contest!

Bourbon Heritage Month is winding down, but prime bourbon-drinking season is just beginning. Won’t it be nice to curl up next to the fire with a glass of your favorite brand and a good book? The Bourbon Babe is here to help you with…

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A mini-Bourbon Fest at the Marriott

Just when I had recovered from the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, the Marriott East conjured up a mini-bourbon festival for its grand opening yesterday. The bourbon-themed hotel celebrated its multimillion-dollar renovation – which includes the addition of the Charr’d Bourbon Kitchen…

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ROLL OUT THE BARREL: With a successful bid at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival Gala, we are the proud owners of this new white-oak barrel, which was signed by master distillers and other attendees of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association’s All-Star Sampler…

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See you at the Gala?

That’s The Bourbon Babe enjoying a terrific Manhattan (made with Old Forester) at Rye on Market in Louisville. Tonight I’ll be doing my sipping at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival Gala in Bardstown, a black-tie affair where one can mingle with…

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Bourbon Women contest winners!

The winner of “Not Your Pink Drink” – the Bourbon Women Association’s first-ever cocktail contest – was decided today at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown. The two finalists – amateur division finalist Karen Rego’s High-Doll and professional division finalist…

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Angel’s Envy pops up in Bardstown

If you are in Bardstown this week for the Kentucky Bourbon Festival, be sure to stop by the Angel’s Envy Pop-Up Bourbon Bar in the penthouse of Spalding Hall, 114 N. Fifth St. The bar opens with a special event today at 2 p.m….

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Judgment day

It’s a tough job, but someone had to taste the entries in the Bourbon Women Association’s inaugural Not Your Pink Drink contest. I was one of the lucky panel members who met at Jack’s Lounge to sample the five finalists…

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We want your cocktail recipes!

Time is running out to enter your cocktail recipe in the Bourbon Women Association’s Not Your Pink Drink contest: Entries must be received electronically by 11:59 p.m. EDT Sept. 1 (tomorrow) at www.bourbonwomen.org. There are two divisions: professional bartender (entry…

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Eat your bourbon: Fudge at the fair

If you’re heading to the Kentucky State Fair this weekend, be sure to look for the nice folks from The Sweet Shoppe in Hodgenville, Ky., and try some of their Kentucky Bourbon Fudge, made with Maker’s Mark. They’re in the…

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Happy 200th, Woodford Reserve

The Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Ky., is celebrating 200 years of whiskey making this week. Of course, the distillery wasn’t always called Woodford Reserve; that brand, owned by Brown-Forman, began in the mid-1990s. But whiskey has been made on…

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