Bourbon Stories

How Women Bootleggers Dominated Prohibition
Did you know during Prohibition women were stellar bootleggers? It’s true. When writing “Whiskey Women,” I concluded women bootleggers were more effective than men, because many states had laws that made it illegal for male police officers to search women. Back then, it was considered insulting to accuse a woman of such a dastardly crime.
Fred Minnick
Fred Minnick,
July 24, 2021
6 Tips to Use Cocktail Bitters Better
After making so many cocktails at home, there are some cocktail bitters tips I’ll pass on to you. Some of these I’ve learned the hard way. Some are just common sense. All of these are practices I use every single time I create a cocktail with bitters. None of these are rocket science, but forgetting any of these can ruin a great cocktail. 
Heather Wibbels
Heather Wibbels,
July 22, 2021
Bourbon’s First Boom and the Birth of Iconic Brands
As we surge through the current Bourbon boom, similarities abound with an earlier period of rapid expansion, which began in 1933 with the repeal of Prohibition. National Prohibition was a death knell for thousands of distilleries and breweries and an estimated 250,000 people lost their jobs when it took effect.
Brian Haara
Brian Haara,
July 22, 2021
What to Know the First Time You Hit the Ky Bourbon Trail® Post-COVID
Oh, what a beautiful day! You’re Kentucky Bourbon Trail® adventure-bound for the first time since the pandemic put a screeching halt to most of our favorite pastimes. And many of the distilleries along the way are enthusiastically welcoming visitors. It’s open arms for sure, but times are still what they are, so it’s also with safety and well-being in mind.
Dana McMahan
Dana McMahan,
July 21, 2021
Enjoy Like a True Kentuckian: Responsibly