FORECAST: EVERYTHING. Kentucky’s weather plays a big role in the maturation of bourbon. In the hot summers, the liquid expands into the walls of the barrels, like those seen here at Barton 1792; in the cold winters, it contracts, carrying…

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It appears that Santa would like a cocktail! I can take a hint. What did you get for Christmas?

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

It’s starting to get cold here in Kentucky. Bourbon aging in barrels will start to contract, drawing with it the flavors and colors of the wood and the char.

A thought worth pondering, borrowed from my friends at Buffalo Trace.

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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To celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month – and master distiller Jimmy Russell’s 58th year (!) with the company – Wild Turkey sent along this handy infographic about our native spirit.

I love this postcard from the Silver Dollar Lounge, 1761 Frankfort Ave. in Louisville. Located in a former firehouse, this place does indeed get loud – but don’t let that keep you from checking out their bourbon-centric spirits list (one vodka,…

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