Kentucky bourbon

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.

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 You Didn't Know About American Whiskey

Next time you take a nip, you will respect it more
May 30, 2012 3:46 pm

In case you want a side of trivia along with your tumbler of Maker's rocks, we've made a list of things you didn't know about the brown stuff.

10 Recipes For A Kentucky Derby Blowout

Bourbon, bourbon and other Derby specialties
May 4, 2012 2:01 pm
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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.

A Barrel of Bourbon Finds Its Sea Legs

Jefferson’s Ocean-Aged Bourbon sailed the world
Dec 1, 2011 4:01 pm

It was a wacky experiment, hatched on a whim. What would happen to bourbon if you aged it at sea, exposed it to the salt air, wild fluctuations in temperature, constant and sometimes violent rocking? The day had finally come to crack those boys open and taste the result.

Kentucky Derby Recipes

Mint Juleps, Bourbon Ice Cream, and More
May 7, 2011 12:40 pm
Photo: Jeff Kubina on Flickr

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, get ready for the running of the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Will it be Uncle Mo, Dialled In, Stay Thirsty, Master of Hounds, or a longshot who'll strut into the winner's circle in just a few short hours. 

Before the horses are on the track, you've still got time to mix up a last-minute...

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