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Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience

3860 Fitzgerald Road, Louisville, KY 40216 bulleitexperience.com, 502-475-3325 PRODUCTS: Bulleit Bourbon, Bulleit Bourbon 10 Year Old, Bulleit Rye This bourbon experience is located in the former Stitzel-Weller Distillery, which opened on Derby Day in 1935 and was run by Julian “Pappy” Van…

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New Riff Distillery

Over the weekend I visited the newest stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour, New Riff Distillery in Newport, Ky. New Riff really is new: On Saturday, the very first batch of bourbon was being distilled under the eye…

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Wild Turkey Visitor Center

  After getting a taste at the Governor’s Derby Eve Gala of the new Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary bourbon bottled in honor of master distiller Jimmy Russell’s 60-year career, I made a stop at the distillery’s new Visitors Center on…

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Illinois: Goose Island, Chicago

HOPPY ANNIVERSARY: I’m wrapping up my report from WhiskyFest Chicago with this shot from Goose Island Wrigleyville Brewpub. Goose Island Beer Co. celebrates 25 years in business this year. Although purists went crazy when Anheuser-Busch bought the brewery two years ago with…

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Illinois: Koval Distillery, Chicago

I’d been hearing quite a bit lately about Koval Distillery, the first craft distillery to open within the Chicago city limits since Prohibition. So while my husband and I were in the city recently for WhiskyFest, we made a point to stop…

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Illinois: Delilah’s, Chicago

As I’ve mentioned here, I recently went to Chicago for WhiskyFest. When I told people I was headed to the Windy City, at least three times I heard: ”Oh – you HAVE to go to Delilah’s!” Well, you usually only have to…

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Down One Bourbon Bar

If you’re heading to the Yum! Center for the Pink concert tonight, consider making a stop before or after at the new Down One Bourbon Bar, 321 W. Main St. Created in a space that was once a parking garage, it’s…

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Apocalypse Brew Works

You would have thought the apocalypse was upon us when a friend spotted me at Apocalypse Brew Works last Friday night. “The Bourbon Babe is drinking BEER?” she said dramatically. Hey, I am no one-trick pony. And why would I…

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