Ham And Bourbon Make For Quite The Perfect Kentucky Bromance

A match made in bluegrass heaven
Mar 2, 2015 1:00 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 2:00 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.

Edward Lee: Top Chef, Better Human

On opening a non-profit restaurant in Louisville
Sep 4, 2014 10:00 am

Edward Lee is a celebrity chef, cookbook author and television star. But, as we find out while hanging out with him in his adopted hometown of Louisville, he also has his eyes on helping the community.

Lexington, Kentucky: There's A Lot More To The City Than Wildcat Basketball

Down-home and highbrow food options are plentiful
Feb 24, 2014 12:00 pm

As March Madness and NCAA basketball start to take center stage of the national consciousness, eyes usually turn to the Bluegrass State for at least part of the month, specifically to Lexington, home of the Kentucky Wildcats. But there's more than roundball in Lexington, which has developed a pretty notable restaurant scene over the past decade. Five spots worth checking out, after the jump.

We Went To Bourbon School In Kentucky. Here's What We Learned.

The Bourbon Academy is no whiskey 101
Sep 17, 2013 3:00 pm

Earlier this month, we were invited to visit the historic Woodford Reserve distillery in Versailles, KY to take part in their Bourbon Academy and be among the first to taste the latest release in Woodford's Master's Collection series. Trip details, after the jump.

8 Quality Bourbons, Just In Time For The Derby

Our favorites from Kentucky, and beyond
May 1, 2013 2:01 pm

The big race in Kentucky this weekend is synonymous with extravagant hats, ballsy bets and cocktails served in icy silver cups. That’s right: julep season is upon us. Time to stock up on bourbon. And why not splurge on a good craft bourbon whiskey now that so many are readily available? Here are 8 to keep an eye out for this season.

A ‘Humbled’ Maker’s Mark Reverses Course, Will Not Water Down Their Bourbon

The drama has ended. Now let’s drink!
Feb 17, 2013 3:06 pm

“You spoke, we listened,” reads the tweet posted by Maker's Mark Chief Operating Officer Rob Samuels this afternoon. Admitting a mistake is never easy, especially in the macho work of making bourbon. But the mistake was made around this time last week when Samuels announced that he was dropping the iconic brand’s alcohol volume to meet rising demands. And the brand is doing something about it.

Maker’s Mark Drop Their Alcohol By Volume To Meet Demand. People Are Pissed.

Some call this an act of “watering down”
Feb 11, 2013 12:31 pm

Over the weekend it was announced that Maker's Mark will reduce their APV by 6.7%, dropping the 90 proof to 84. The company’s spokesman Rob Samuels (the C.O.O. and Ambassador-in-Chief) wrote a letter to fans assuring them that the change would not alter the flavor. But are fans buying it?


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