Tag: Four Roses

Whiskey Sour Punch

At a recent party where I featured a bourbon tasting, I wanted to have something available beforehand – something easy that wouldn’t require a lot of bartending. Punch was the obvious answer. You can mix it up ahead of time,…

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Kentucky bourbon the Japanese way

The bourbon appreciation group I belong to has offered some wonderful tasting opportunities this past year, but we saved the most unusual one for December: Bourbons available only in Japan (plus a blended whiskey made there). We sampled Early Times…

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Manhattan, sure; but a Brooklyn?

We’re all familiar with the Manhattan – but did you know there were cocktails named for all the New York boroughs? I didn’t until I attended The Bourbon Classic last Friday and sampled a Brooklyn mixed by Volare’s Isaac Fox,…

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Four Roses 2014 Limited Edition Single Barrel

11 years old; proof range: 108.3 to 127.6 (my sample was 120) $80/750ml The story: Each spring/early summer, Four Roses releases a limited edition single barrel chosen by master distiller Jim Rutledge. This year’s, which should be hitting shelves about…

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A ‘spirited’ tour of Cave Hill Cemetery

  On Sunday afternoon, I capped off a whirlwind week of Bourbon Affair-related activities with a serene yet “spirited” tour of the final resting places of a dozen or so bourbon pioneers in Louisville’s historic Cave Hill Cemetery. Among them:…

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Sip and Shop with Bourbon Women

It’s not too late to make plans to join Bourbon Women at the Liquor Barn at Springhurst at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 5, for our annual holiday event. Enjoy specialty cocktails, food samples, a silent auction, a bourbon tasting led…

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Pumpkin Pie Old Fashioned

Mashable.com teamed up with Brooklyn bartender and food blogger Mallory Lance of Mallory’s Kitchen to turn a turkey dinner into seven unique cocktails. I had to scroll quickly past most of them, because muddled turkey bouillon? Shudder. But this one…

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Good to the last drop

“It can really have a nice nose – a great aroma – and a nice mouthfeel, but if it doesn’t finish right, that overrules the others. You don’t want something to have a kick or a bite.” Four Roses Master…

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