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New: The Bourbon Classic

Bardstown has the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. Now, Louisville has the Bourbon Classic. The Classic, touted as “a connoisseur’s weekend celebrating all things bourbon” and intended to become an annual event, will debut March 22-23, 2013, at the Kentucky Center for…

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You can’t win if you don’t enter

Have you taken the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour? If you haven’t, well, what are you waiting for? If you have, you likely took home souvenir glasses from each of the six distilleries on the trail: Jim Beam, Heaven Hill, Maker’s…

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Kentucky love

Several Kentucky establishments are highlighted in the August issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine, on newsstands now.  Proof on Main in the 21C Museum Hotel at 702 W. Main St. is among the editors’ picks for the 100 Best Wine Restaurants in the…

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Prizes – we have prizes!

Love bourbon? Want to tell the world about it? Then you’ll love this prize package I’m offering to mark the Bourbon Babe blog’s first birthday. The folks at Bourbon Country, home of Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail, have donated a great…

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Happy Birthday, blog!

It’s hard to believe, but this blog is a year old this month. It’s been a fun year of tasting bourbons, meeting great people in the industry and connecting with lots of other fans of America’s native spirit. To celebrate, the…

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Let us candidly admit that there are shameful blemishes on the American past, of which the worst by far is rum. Nevertheless, we have improved man’s lot and enriched his civilization with rye, bourbon and the Martini cocktail. In all…

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Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. Russell Baker, American essayist and journalist

NYT’s Summer Drinks Randomizer

Although I like my bourbon neat (or on the rocks), I also like to mix it up into a cocktail, especially in the summer. Since I’m still pretty much a novice bartender, I don’t have a huge arsenal of recipes at…

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New Orleans comes to the Bluegrass

I celebrated the solstice in style last Thursday with a James Beard Foundation-sanctioned dinner in Lexington prepared by Chef Jonathan Lundy of Lexington’s Jonathan at Gratz Park and Chef Darin Nesbit of the Bourbon House in New Orleans. Each of the five…

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Saving the home of a bourbon baron

Anderson County, Ky., is an important stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour, home to both the Wild Turkey and Four Roses distilleries. In the heyday of bourbon production before Prohibition, it was home to even more distilleries, and bourbon…

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