Tag: Kentucky

A timeline of Kentucky bourbon

After a year of work with four Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame historians, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association has unveiled an unprecedented bourbon history timeline of pioneers and landmark events.  Lore and legends are a colorful part of bourbon culture, but…

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A contest!

Welcome to Week Three of Bourbon Heritage Month! How is everyone holding up? I’m looking forward to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association’s All-Star Sampler in Bardstown tonight, part of the annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival. Of course, here in Kentucky, every month…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

If you threw a party for the whole world, and served only the bourbon that is now aging in barrels in Kentucky, every man, woman and child* on the planet could have four drinks apiece. Source: Colin Blake, creative director…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

If you threw a party for the whole world, and served only the bourbon that is now aging in barrels in Kentucky, every man, woman and child* on the planet could have four drinks apiece.    Source: Colin Blake, creative director for…

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News: It’s official!

For the sixth consecutive year, Kentucky Gov. Steven Beshear and the state legislature have declared that September will be honored as “Bourbon Heritage Month” in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and above is the proof. If you’ve never visited Kentucky, which produces…

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Italy: Our reputation precedes us

This summer I took my first trip to Italy. I expected the amazing architecture, the lush landscapes and the epic sweep of history that permeates every city and town. What I didn’t expect was the reaction from Italians when they asked where…

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Our reputation precedes us

This summer I took my first trip to Italy. I expected the amazing architecture, the lush landscapes and the epic sweep of history that permeates every city and town. What I didn’t expect was the reaction from Italians when they asked where I…

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Tuesday’s Shot of Bourbon Trivia

As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day later this week, it seems appropriate to note that bourbon is America’s only native spirit, as declared by Congress in 1964: ”the word ‘bourbon’ shall not be used to describe any whiskey or whiskey-based…

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