Tag: Bourbon Academy

Woodford Reserve

7855 McCracken Pike, Versailles, KY 40383. (Note: GPS will lead you to Indiana using this address; check the website below for driving directions. If you do get lost, remember that in Kentucky, we pronounce Versailles as “Ver-SALES.”) woodfordreserve.com/distillery/tours, 859-879-1812 PRODUCTS:…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

The first malting house in Kentucky was in Woodford County. There are no longer any malting houses in the state. Corsair Artisan Distillery, which has operations in both Bowling Green, Ky., and Nashville, Tenn., is planning a malt house at…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

Old Forester was named for Dr. William Forrester, a Civil War hero and one of the investors who backed George Garvin Brown’s groundbreaking idea to sell bourbon only in bottles to ensure quality and consistency. Dr. Forrester himself was not old; he was just 34…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

Unlike other types of whisky – Scotch, Irish, Canadian, etc. – bourbon has no minimum aging requirement. You could pour the distillate into a new, charred white oak barrel, pour it back out immediately, and you’d have bourbon. It would…

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Woodford Reserve Bourbon Academy

Summer school isn’t bad – in fact, it’s pretty great – when classes are held at the Woodford Reserve Bourbon Academy. My pal Stacey Yates from the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau and I headed to the beautiful distillery in Versailles,…

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