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2 hrs ago | Epicurious.com
Need proof? As holiday gifts a couple years ago, I made a variation of Alexandra Wentworth's recipe for Binky's Bourbon Nips.We served bourbon balls as wedding favors and organized a visit to Buffalo Trace distillery for our wedding guests. Not that I even need an excuse to talk about bourbon, it just so happens that September is National Bourbon Heritage Month , and I thought it would be appropriate to share a few fun facts about the "Official Spirit of America."
5 hrs ago | WDRB-TV Louisville
The ninth and newest stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail includes a new visitors center on Fitzgerald Road in Shively. It is called the Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience.
Any type of fermented grain, in fact, can be used to make whiskey, and the practice of aging whiskey for better flavor has been practiced for centuries. Whiskey is made in Ireland and Canada too, but if American whiskey is made primarily with corn - at least 51 percent corn - then it can be legally classified as Bourbon.
Jimmy Russell, left, Wild Turkey's master distiller, pours a sample of the bourbon Aug. 22 for a visitor at the distillery near Lawrenceburg, Ky. During his 60 years in the bourbon-making business, Russell has seen his duties expand to become brand ambassador for Wild Turkey.
Don McGinnis traces his finger along the top edge of a wooden barrel on the factory floor while a sea of workers around him cut planks of oak, position staves to form a circle, and char the insides of the liquid-tight containers. As he and family members have done for decades, McGinnis' inspection of the 600 wooden barrels that are produced daily at the facility is a critical part of the quality control process that's made McGinnis Wood Products a highly sought-after supplier of wooden barrels for alcohol producers worldwide.
Sometimes our government gets it right. On August 2, 2007 the U.S. Senate declared September as National Bourbon Heritage Month in a unanimous decision.
One of the festival's supporters for over a decade, Bulleit will again provide free safe rides home for attendees 21 and over. As part of a focus to bring awareness to the importance of responsible drinking, the safe rides home program reminds guests to always designate a sober driver and drink in moderation.
Officials with Louisville Distilling Co., maker of Angel's Envy bourbon, say they'll soon begin construction of a long-planned urban distillery on Main Street. "All I can tell you it is moving forward; we closed on the property permitting is underway," he told WDRB in a phone interview Thursday.
Distillery tours bring a new taste to wine country Visiting a Finger Lakes distillery on a fall day trip Check out this story on pressconnects.com: http://press.sn/1rYgWrB Combine fall foliage sightseeing with a visit to two thriving distilleries, one on Cayuga Lake and the other on Seneca McKenzie Rye Whiskey is made from local rye grain and aged in new charred oak casks and finished in sherry barrels from local wineries. Finger Lakes in the fall is one of the most beautiful places in New York, and well worth a trip just for the scenery.
Dark Horse Distillery Reserve Bourbon Whiskey is distilled from a sour mash recipe. It is an award-winning spirit, which is handcrafted in a copper pot still, employing only the most traditional of methods.
The Drunken Vegan , a.k.a. Patrick J. Hurley, is a full-time barman at the Civil Life Brewing Company and cocktail enthusiast about town.
Restaurants stretching along the Urban Bourbon Trail in Louisville are creating bourbon-inspired sauces and glazes to jazz up main courses, side dishes and desserts. The 6-year-old bourbon cocktail and culinary experience has grown to 34 establishments, adding more zest to the city's nightlife.
The woman behind the Maker's Mark name and red wax on its bottles is taking her place among Kentucky's bourbon greats. In 1953, Mrs. Samuels collaborated with her husband, Bill Samuels Sr., to create Maker's Mark, a new kind of bourbon using wheat instead of rye as a secondary grain.
Jimmy Russell strolled into a roomful of tourists, and soon the patriarch of Kentucky bourbon was surrounded by fans, posing for pictures and autographing bottles. The man behind Wild Turkey even took a turn as barkeeper, pouring samples of amber whiskey at the distillery's visitors' center.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 06:46 pm
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