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Create a cocktail for Bourbon Women

Members of the Bourbon Women Association, a group founded in Kentucky in 2011 to provide educational and networking opportunities for women who appreciate America’s native spirit, have a lot in common besides their love of bourbon. They’re smart, sophisticated, confident…

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HAVING WORK DONE: Business in downtown Louisville yesterday took me past the Fort Nelson Building, which is being restored by Michter’s as the site of a boutique bourbon distillery. The building is beautiful, but it needs a lot of work. Kudos…

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Plan a pilgrimage

Earlier on the blog, I quoted the Kentucky Distillers’ Association’s Eric Gregory about the increase in bourbon tourism here in Kentucky, particularly to the six distilleries that make up the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. But there are still people out there, believe…

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Zip, Sip & Dip with Mint Julep Tours

Mint Julep Tours, a Louisville-based company that offers jaunts along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour and through horse country, is always coming up with new itineraries. Their latest combines a classic distillery experience with a quirky new tourist attraction. The all-day Zip,…

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Kentucky bourbon: Read all about it

Food & Dining Magazine devotes much of its fall issue to bourbon – including a 14-page spread on the spirit’s past, present and future in Kentucky by a writer very dear to the Bourbon Babe’s heart. You can click on…

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Go behind the scenes at Woodford

(Photo by Dan Dry) The Bourbon Women Association’s next event is a private tour of Woodford Reserve on Saturday, Aug. 11, that will include tastings and a three-course bourbon picnic on the porch prepared by the distiller’s chef, Ouita Michel. The event,…

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This ‘Young Adult’ loves her bourbon

I finally caught up to “Young Adult” over the weekend. What a great performance by Charlize Theron as Mavis Gary, the high school mean girl who returns to her hometown to try to win back her former boyfriend – who is now…

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Maker’s shows proof of commitment

On Friday, Maker’s Mark started selling 8,400 commemorative bottles featuring University of Louisville football Coach Charlie Strong. Today, the university announced that Maker’s Mark will donate $500,000, part of that from the sale of the bottles, to a new $8 million…

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Cheers to the winners!

I want to thank everyone who entered the Bourbon Babe Birthday Contest – and, indeed, everyone who takes the time to read this blog. But there could be only two winners, and after a random draw from all entries, they…

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Last day to enter!

OK, bourbon lovers, today’s the day. You have until midnight to enter the Bourbon Babe Birthday Contest marking the first birthday of this blog. There are two great prizes: an assortment of “Just Add Bourbon” merchandise from the nice people in Bourbon…

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