kentucky

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?

10 Things We Learned During Our Year Of Barbecue Across America

Who does the best BBQ? Depends who you ask.
Dec 11, 2012 2:01 pm

As our southern correspondent Chris Chamberlain notes, the experience of chronicling the United States Of BBQ has been very positive for everything "except his lipid counts." As we wrap up the year-long series, here's a recap of the most interesting things that emerged from the smoke.

Beyond The Bourbon Barrel: Kentucky Common, A Beer, Makes A Comeback

A dark, lightly sour brew gains popularity
Oct 30, 2012 2:01 pm

When it comes to Kentucky's proud indigenous products, one thinks of ham, bacon and bourbon, a holy trinity that has given generations of Americans immeasurable pleasure. To that list please add a most unusual ale, the Kentucky Common.

10 Recipes For A Kentucky Derby Blowout

Bourbon, bourbon and other Derby specialties
May 4, 2012 2:01 pm
kentucky derby recipes

Was that a neigh? Because you know the only cure for that is a big bourbon cocktail and some down-home Southern cooking. Here are some recipes (drinks, drinks and maybe a bite or two), for your big Saturday bash.

ADVERTISEMENT

Follow Food Republic

America's great underrated food scene gets a boost
If you were thinking "add bacon," we did.
Britain stops rinsing raw chicken. We should, too.
Chefs, butchering, baking, booze, vegan. Yes!
"Emergency" dough is easier to make than you think!
From standard supermarket grade to coveted Arahova
Attitude, attention to detail, easy on the garnish
A huge, melty double cheeseburger lives in Harlem
It's our wine contributor's #1 pet peeve
ADVERTISEMENT
About Us | Advertise With Us | Contact Us | RSS | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use
© 2013 Food Republic. All rights reserved.