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Ham And Bourbon Make For Quite The Perfect Kentucky Bromance

A match made in bluegrass heaven
Mar 2, 2015 12:00 pm

Taken individually, bourbon and country ham are both quite lovely gifts from nature to humanity, and they have a lot in common. Each starts out as a mundane farm foodstuff (corn, barley, swine) and, with deft handling and time, is converted to a truly special product that's much sought-after by epicureans. Not coincidentally, the commonwealth of Kentucky is well known as a source of both premium country ham and the finest bourbons. So it stands to reason that Kentucky’s two most famous exports that aren’t equine should taste great together, and boy, do they!

Bourbon Godfathers Gather In Kentucky To Discuss Insane Demand, Barrel Shortages

"We don’t have a gallon to give up”
Feb 23, 2015 1:00 pm

All the big-name bourbon makers gathered in Louisville last weekend to discuss the issues impacting their industry most notably the surging demand for barrel-aged booze and shortfalls on the supply side. Chris Chamberlain reports from the Bluegrass State.

What The Hell Is Colorado Whiskey? For One Distiller, The Answer Is Complicated.

The twisted genealogy of a truly American spirit
Jan 5, 2015 1:00 pm

Colorado whiskey nomenclature is a tangled mess. The grain comes from all over the Midwest, the liquor is distilled and aged in Indiana and the bottling is done in Denver. It’s named after an old Colorado mining town and sold in bottles that proclaim its Colorado bona fides, like the fact that it’s made with “pure Rocky Mountain water.” So what is Colorado whiskey? Whatever the hell distiller Jess Graber says it is. Here are the ones we're sipping.

Oh Snap! It's A Bacon Marmalade Recipe

Spread on burgers, steaks, sandwiches, anything
Dec 23, 2014 4:00 pm
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While it may be one of the most wonderful food and booze pairings in the natural world, leave bourbon and bacon cookbooks to the highly experienced folks at Southern Living. Author Morgan Murphy says it's not a diet book, and that's an understatement. As long as this wonderful collection is in your kitchen, you may never diet again. 

Winter Old-Fashioned Cocktail Recipe

The flavors of the French Alps, now in a cocktail
Dec 12, 2014 2:00 pm

The French poet Victor Hugo once wrote, “life is a flower for which love is the honey.” Well, it seems the French have found a way for you to practically drink those words in liqueur form, via the exquisite génépi, distilled from Alpine mountain flowers. Sound like a good addition to your Old Fashioned? We thought so, too. 

Bourbon Apple Butternut Squash Soup With Roasted Kale Recipe

Garnish this creamy fall soup with crunchy kale
Oct 13, 2014 1:00 pm

Cathy Walthers is the author of several healthy eating cookbooks, including Raising the Salad Bar. Her latest, Kale, Glorious Kale (those names!) serves as a tribute to the popular farmers market staple. Texturize this creamy (but creamless) squash soup with crisp roasted kale and savory pumpkin seeds. 

The Old Fashioned: Easy To Make Well At Home, Easy To Screw Up At Home

Our cocktail editor shows us the light
Oct 1, 2014 1:00 pm

Allow us to introduce you to Jeffrey Morgenthaler, Food Republic’s new Contributing Cocktail Editor and author of the occasional column, Easy Drinking. Jeffrey is an industry veteran, having worked in many styles of bars for the past two decades.  In this space he will talk about making excellent drinks at the home bar — which, as the name suggests, does not need to be difficult.

Buying Whiskey Online Shouldn't Be Scary

Check out these tips to get you sipping
Sep 24, 2014 1:00 pm

Buying whiskey online, like many other pleasures in life, requires patience, skill and perhaps a little luck as well. While some might think clicking-and-buying liquor is a simple affair, like snagging the latest Dean Koontz on Amazon, it most certainly is not. There are several things you need to consider as you aim to hunt down that cult craft distillery bourbon or rare Scotch you must have a bottle of in order to complete your collection.

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