Kentucky bourbon

Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s Letter From Kentucky

Our cocktail editor visits bourbon’s motherland
Apr 15, 2015 1:00 pm

Last week contributing cocktail columnist Jeffrey Morgenthaler had the good fortune and extreme pleasure of visiting Kentucky for the first time in his life. The trip was long overdue and an enlightenment.

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.

Bourbon Story Magazine Is Exactly What It Sounds Like. You'd So Read That.

Help fund a publication all about bourbon's boom
May 9, 2014 10:00 am

Eight generations ago, veteran journalist Michael Lindenberger's grandfather was a settler in Louisville, where Kentucky bourbon was born. His new project, Bourbon Story Magazine, celebrates bourbon's influence on American history, as well as how and why it ended up in rocks glasses all over the world. Show your favorite brown spirit how much you really love it.

Is Lightning Aging The Future Of The Bourbon Industry? God Save The Industry!

A spirited debate of time vs. science
May 7, 2014 9:00 am

Two signs hanging in the Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky best sum up the attitudes of the traditional players in the bourbon business. One is the company motto. “We make fine bourbon — at a profit if we can, at a loss if we must, but always fine bourbon.” The other is a direct shot across the bow to a growing number of modern distillers who use sophisticated technology to, essentially, cheat time. “No scientists allowed in this distillery,” the sign reads. But there is a new wave of accelerated aging out there. A look at the history — and future — of bourbon aging, after the jump.

These 8 Bourbon Cocktails Will Make Your Kentucky Derby Party

Don't watch the races on an empty Julep tank
Apr 30, 2014 3:00 pm

It's Kentucky Derby time! That means we're breaking out the steel cups and brush up on your mint-muddling skills (yes, there is a science to it) or go the extra mile and infuse your ice. Remember: all bourbon is great, but not all great bourbon comes from Kentucky, so branch out with a new bottle and these 8 great bourbon cocktail recipes, otherwise known as racing fuel.

 

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.

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