Tag: Bill Samuels Jr.

Make mine a double

No, you’re not seeing things: That is a bottle of Woodford Reserve and a bottle of Maker’s Mark packaged together. This unprecedented pairing pays tribute to the Bellarmine University Knights, who won the NCAA Division II National Championship earlier this…

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The best cocktail party ever

If you like bourbon, you’d be hard-pressed to find a cocktail party better than the Great Kentucky Bourbon Tasting & Gala, the signature event of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown, Ky. Held Saturday night at the Guthrie Opportunity Center,…

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‘A bourbon that actually tastes good’

That was the simple-but-profound goal that led to his father’s development of Maker’s Mark, Bill Samuels Jr. said Tuesday night during a tasting at Westport Whiskey & Wine in Louisville (below). Most bourbons in the old days were fiery and…

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