In Kentucky

New Riff Distillery

Over the weekend I visited the newest stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour, New Riff Distillery in Newport, Ky. New Riff really is new: On Saturday, the very first batch of bourbon was being distilled under the eye … Read More

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A ‘spirited’ tour of Cave Hill Cemetery

  On Sunday afternoon, I capped off a whirlwind week of Bourbon Affair-related activities with a serene yet “spirited” tour of the final resting places of a dozen or so bourbon pioneers in Louisville’s historic Cave Hill Cemetery. Among them: … Read More

Wild Turkey Cathedral

Wild Turkey Visitor Center

  After getting a taste at the Governor’s Derby Eve Gala of the new Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary bourbon bottled in honor of master distiller Jimmy Russell’s 60-year career, I made a stop at the distillery’s new Visitors Center on … Read More

Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

The much-anticipated Evan Williams Bourbon Experience on Louisville’s Whiskey Row opened its doors to the public this morning. This interactive bourbon tourism attraction celebrates Evan Williams, Kentucky’s first commercial distiller and the namesake of Heaven Hill’s flagship brand. It’s located … Read More

An All-Star evening

Last night we drove down to Bardstown for the All-Star Sampler, one of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival’s popular annual events. Essentially this is a meet-and-greet with all the brands represented in the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. On Saturday, these guys and … Read More

Woodford Reserve Bourbon Academy

Summer school isn’t bad – in fact, it’s pretty great – when classes are held at the Woodford Reserve Bourbon Academy. My pal Stacey Yates from the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau and I headed to the beautiful distillery in Versailles, … Read More

Bourbon Women invade Governor’s Mansion!

More than 100 Bourbon Women invaded the Governor’s Mansion last Thursday for Mixing at the Mansion, a joint event between the Bourbon Women Association and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. The women enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and samples from all seven members of the new Kentucky … Read More

Visit: Corsair Artisan Distillery

One of the advantages that craft distillers – sometimes called microdistillers – have over the big guys is the ability to experiment more with their product line. That’s certainly the case at Corsair Artisan Distillery, as you can see in the photo above. … Read More