Which Bourbon Cocktail Should You Sip, According to Your Sign?
Have you ever wondered which cocktail you should try based on when you were born? We didn’t think so! Now for some delicious content that nobody asked for but everybody loves: cocktails paired with star signs.
October 12, 2021
Kentucky Campfire Old Fashioned
My best advice about cocktails is to view the classics not as a recipe, but as a formula. This is especially true of my favorite cocktail: the Old Fashioned. The formula for this classic is easily explained by the title of Derek Brown's book, Spirits, Sugar, Water, Bitters (excellent book for history and cocktail recipes!).
September 29, 2021
Kentucky Bourbon: A New Brand For A Timeless Spirit
What if there was a story so deep that after almost 250 years...it was only just beginning? And how do you honor a legacy so strong it’s become an entire state’s identity?
July 10, 2021
A Master Taster’s Guide To Tasting Kentucky Bourbon
Mentally walk yourself into your kitchen. That’s normally the direction I give someone when they ask me about the how-tos of tasting and identifying flavors in Bourbon. As a Master Taster, I’ve had many years to hone in on the flavor descriptors of Bourbon and how they tie in to food pairings.
Peggy Noe Stevens,
August 20, 2021
Bourbon’s Five Sources of Flavor
When it comes to making great Bourbon, five sources of flavor determine its future. Some argue six or seven, but really these five are the core. If you’re planning to take the next step into Bourbon, understanding how it’s made is crucial.
August 7, 2021
Pairing Food With Your Bourbon Creates The Ultimate Taste Adventure
Want to make your Bourbon taste even better?....Yes, that really is possible. You do that by pairing it with food. If you’re thinking, “Isn’t food always supposed to be paired with wine?” the answer is, not always. Trust me, Bourbon and food are made for each other. Keep reading.
August 4, 2021
160 years Of H. McKenna Medicinal Whiskey
When Henry McKenna, native of Derry County, Ireland settled in the village of Fairfield, Nelson County , Kentucky in 1851, he was building turnpikes. Having come to America at the age of 18, he arrived in Kentucky in 1838 where he was a contractor and turnpike builder. In Fairfield he entered a milling business.
August 3, 2021
Five Reasons Bourbon Outshines Vodka
When you buy a bottle of vodka, you’re paying for the packaging, marketing and the hip celebrity endorsing it. You’re certainly not paying for flavor. The U.S. government defines vodka “to be without distinctive character, aroma, taste, or color,” according to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB), the federal arm that regulates alcohol.
July 30, 2021
Your Next Game Night Just Got Way More Spirited
While William Faulkner famously quipped that “civilization starts with distillation,” he easily could have added board games to the beginnings of the ‘modern’ world. Games like Senet and Backgammon go back thousands of years, and picturing ancient cultures thoughtfully analyzing moves and pawns with a libation close at hand isn’t difficult to do.
July 29, 2021
Summer in a Warehouse
When I worked at Stitzel-Weller as an archivist, I always liked the summer. Walking between the warehouses brought that wonderful aroma of the angel’s share – Bourbon that was literally in the air. I admit, I had an air conditioned office and did not have to work in that heat, moving barrels to the upper levels, so I did have some sympathy for those men and women doing so in the heat of summer.
July 27, 2021
Enjoy Like a True Kentuckian: Responsibly