Tag: Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Kentiki Masala

This fun tropical drink created by Jake Smith, mixologist at Wild Flower in St. Louis, Mo., won the United States Bartenders’ Guild Lux Row Bourbon Battle on May 28, 2019, earning Smith a trophy and an all-expense-paid trip to the…

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Bourbon Festival: From small dinner to big deal

The Kentucky Bourbon Festival, which runs today through Sunday in Bardstown, began in 1992 as a small bourbon tasting and dinner. Last year, approximately 52,000 people from 46 states and 15 countries gathered in “the Bourbon Capital of the World”…

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An All-Star evening

Last night we drove down to Bardstown for the All-Star Sampler, one of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival’s popular annual events. Essentially this is a meet-and-greet with all the brands represented in the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. On Saturday, these guys and…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association originally formed in 1880, when 32 distillers met at the Galt House in Louisville and organized to protect bourbon from “needless and obstructive laws and regulations.” One pretty big obstructive law, Prohibition, led to the KDA’s…

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Happy Birthday, Kentucky!

Today is Statehood Day in Kentucky, which was the 15th state admitted to the Union on June 1, 1792 (although technically we are a commonwealth and not a state). What better way to celebrate than with a toast of 1792…

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An instant Classic

This past weekend saw the debut of an event aimed at bourbon connoisseurs: the Bourbon Classic. Held at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in downtown Louisville, the Classic brought together a great blend of master distillers, top-notch chefs and…

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Scene from the Kentucky Bourbon Festival: The handiwork of Independent Stave Co. of Lebanon, Ky.

ROLL OUT THE BARREL: With a successful bid at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival Gala, we are the proud owners of this new white-oak barrel, which was signed by master distillers and other attendees of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association’s All-Star Sampler…

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