Tag: Triple Crown

Knob Creek Horse’s Neck (with a Kick)

The classic Horse’s Neck cocktail has only two ingredients: bourbon (or rye, or brandy) and ginger ale, stirred in a highball glass and garnished with a long spiral of lemon peel that gives it its name. When you make it…

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The Chrome Crusta

Today in New York’s Belmont Park, California Chrome makes his run at history. Having won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, can he take the Belmont Stakes and end the 36-year Triple Crown drought? I don’t know, but the word…

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Secretariat: Chills, 40 years later

Forty years later, it still gives you chills. Watching video of Secretariat blazing down the home stretch in the 1973 Belmont Stakes, winning the third leg of the Triple Crown by 31 lengths, a crowd gathered at the Kentucky Derby Museum earlier this…

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Welcome to Derby week!

Col. Bourbon here and I would like to welcome y’all to Derby week, whether you are visiting from afar or are fortunate enough to call old Kentucky home. There’s a lot going on in the week leading up to the Greatest Two…

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Penny Chenery: 91-proof personality

“If you like bourbon, this will be fun,” Four Roses master distiller Jim Rutledge told Secretariat owner Penny Chenery as he escorted her into the brand’s bottling facility in Cox’s Creek, Ky., where she was to select two single-barrel bourbons…

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