Bourbon Stories

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
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!).
Erin Petrey
Erin Petrey,
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
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.
Fred Minnick
Fred Minnick,
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.
Steve Coomes
Steve Coomes,
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.
Dixie Hibbs
Dixie Hibbs,
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.
Fred Minnick
Fred Minnick,
July 30, 2021
Enjoy Like a True Kentuckian: Responsibly
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