Bourbon Stories

Jiggle All the Way: Gingerbread Bourbon Jellies
Bourbon. Gelatin. Gingerbread men. Three staples of the American holiday table, now come together – literally. A family challenge, a touch of history, and a little lesson from mom, helped meld these three unlikely, culinary, Christmas components into one. 
November 19, 2022
Bourbon & Boos: Inside Kentucky’s Most Haunted Distilleries
A lot of states are known for their local ghost lore. In New York, the Headless Horseman roamed Hudson Valley in search of his lost head. Massachusetts has been haunted by the Salem witch trials since colonial times. And in Louisiana, the bayou is riddled with hoodoo, voodoo and ghastly graves.
October 24, 2022
6 Things You May Not Know About The KY Bourbon Hall of Fame® Class of 2022
Every September, whiskey lovers unite to celebrate the heart and soul of America’s spirit. There’s no doubt that Kentucky Bourbon Heritage Month® is a special time in the Bluegrass. From events across the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®’s world-famous distilleries to Bourbon & Beyond, the world’s largest Bourbon and music festival, the entire state comes alive–and the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame® induction ceremony is at the center of the excitement. 
September 23, 2022
Here Comes the Bourbon: 10 Tips for a Spirited Wedding
Like Kentucky Bourbon, the strongest marriages only get better with age. And like Kentucky Bourbon, they’re made with love and can withstand every season. But unlike an empty bottle of Bourbon, you can’t just throw them away. *ba-dum ching*
August 31, 2022
Grilled Peach Old Fashioned
One of my favorite memories as a child was going to the Lexington Farmers Market when the South Carolina Peach Lady was in town. I could smell the peaches as soon as the minivan door opened. Long, plywood tables were mounded with the most gorgeous red and yellow hues of fresh, juicy peaches. I could never make it home without sinking my teeth into one of those luscious fruits. So when it comes to making a summer cocktail fit for Father’s Day, I combine my two favorite Kentucky June memories: peaches and Bourbon. 
Erin Petrey
Erin Petrey,
July 15, 2022
8 Ways to Enjoy Bourbon Beyond Kentucky’s Distilleries

Welcome to Kentucky: Where the world’s fastest horses race, bluegrass music was born and a certain style of chicken reigns supreme. But it’s hard to say Kentucky without mentioning at least one more thing–or over 10 million if we’re talkin’ barrels–and we all know what that is. 


June 23, 2022
Getting Back to the Mint Julep’s Middle Eastern Roots
It grew out of a happy accident in our kitchen when we had some extra rosewater-infused simple syrup to enjoy, but it actually tracks with the origin of the word julep itself, which is derived from the Persian “gulab” and the Arabic “julab,” both refer to drinks made with rose petals and sweetened water. 
The Top Bourbon Moments of 2021, According to Industry Insiders
Last year was anything but perfect, but let’s be honest: In a blind tasting, 2021 would beat 2020, hands-down, every. single. time. Dare we say it was actually a remarkable year in the world of Bourbon? 
January 10, 2022
The Official Kentucky Bourbon Lovers Gift Guide
Any Bourbon lover will tell you that their passion for great whiskey goes beyond what’s in the bottle. It’s all about the experience. There’s a whole world of Bourbon out there to explore and bottles are only the beginning.
Amandalin Ryan
Amandalin Ryan,
November 22, 2021
This DIY Bourbon Countdown Calendar is the Perfect Way to Get Into the Holiday Spirit
The only thing better than a countdown calendar of chocolate is one that’s filled with Bourbon. Because nothing spreads holiday cheer like a few dreamy drams—or 24—to sip throughout December!
Amandalin Ryan
Amandalin Ryan,
November 16, 2021
Enjoy Like a True Kentuckian: Responsibly