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The Bourbon Trail

If you have never been on the bourbon trail you simply have to place it on your bucket list. The tours, scenery, whiskey and history make it a trip never forgotten. Here is a link to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail website to get a feel for the story behind the spirit.Thank you Lacy Dunsmore for sharing your great photos with us.
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Road Trip To Bourbon Country!

Summer is coming … and it’s the perfect time to do road trips! One of our favorite road trips is of course through Kentucky Bourbon Country! There are so many ways to enjoy the Kentucky Countryside; by bike, motorcyle, tour service, horse back (we’ve heard it can be done!) and by your own automobile. A great place to start for your Kentucky Bourbon Trail Trip is here: Kentucky Bourbon TrailIn the meantime – here are 3 distilleries with interesting beginnings that yo...
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Whisk(e)y book roundup

OK, you can never know too much about whisk(e)y.  Now if you are confused as to why we have the dual spelling, there is a reason for this. In America, Japan and Ireland it is spelled Whiskey. In Canada and Scotland is spelled Whisky.Understanding Whisk(e)y and distilling is a life journey…and a great road to travel with a companion with an appreciation for a tasting adventure.Here are a couple of  books worth a look. Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible 2015 Whisk(e)y Dist...
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The Kentucky Bourbon Festival 2015

If you are making plans for a fall vacation, consider heading out to the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. This is an exciting event for Bourbon lovers! This year, the festival is held September 15-20, 2015. Here are some great things you can expect to check out while you are there.  The Barrel Relay RaceWhether you sign up to be a part of the relay or just be a spectator, this is a fun part of the festival. Participants have to roll barrels of whiskey down a track and get them onto rack...
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What is the difference Between Single Batch and Blended Whiskey?

Many whiskey drinkers (and even some bartenders!) have a misbelief that a single-malt Scotch whiskey is not a blended whiskey, but this is simply not the truth. In fact, single-malt Scotch is a blend, as are nearly all the whiskies on the market in the US today – including bourbons, rye’s, Tennessee’s, and scotches.  The formal definition of a blended whiskey is one that contains a mix of barrel-aged malt and grain whiskeys, although informally, any blend of more than...
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Moonshine – the mason jar is back

Shabby chic – we see it in decor, we see it in clothing and now we’re seeing it in alcohol. All hail the mason jar!First, it was the hipsters drinking tall boys of PBR. That was, like, the coolest thing to do aside from growing facial hair that rivals the fanciest of topiaries or walking a pet cat on a leash. Now, its sharing a jar of legal moonshine among friends or garnishing a craft cocktail with a moonshine soaked fruit. Why is it popular?Because it is something different, someth...
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Rye Whiskey Continues to Soar in Popularity

Once a “dead drink” – a whiskey largely passed over by post-prohibition drinkers as inferior to its sweeter cousin Bourbon – rye whiskey has been making an incredible comeback in the past few years as the trend for classic cocktails has brought rye back to prominence.In fact, US sales of the spirit have increased six fold in the last six years, from slightly over $15 million in supplier revenues in 2009 to more than $106 million in 2014. That translates to about $300 mill...
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7 Fun Facts About Bourbon

It doesn’t get much more American than bourbon. Whether you love it or hate it (but who really hates bourbon?), it has become a part of America’s rich history. Here are 7 bourbon facts you can share next time you are having a whiskey amongst friends.1. Bourbon was born in Kentucky, and the state continues to craft 95% of the world’s supply today. Why? Kentucky’s climate, water, and conditions are ideal for concocting the perfect bourbon.2. In the year 1964, Congress decla...
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Making Your Own Craft Bourbon

Bourbon is as classic as it gets. The unique taste of the drink emerges from the grains used in making it, the aging process, the char on the barrel used for storing, humidity, temperature, and many other factors. What if it was possible to make a craft bourbon, where the customer can control right from the grains used in making the liquor, to the process of proofing, and everything in between? Wouldn’t it be simply marvelous? This is exactly what the new online tool from Buffalo Trac...
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5 Rye Whiskey Drinks for the Holidays

The holidays are upon us which means a few drinks may be in order.Regardless of whether you are entertaining or just trying to make it through that awkward family dinner, you can never go wrong with a little rye whiskey. Need a few drink ideas? Check out the delicious options below.  Cadet PunchWhen most people think of punch, they think of their high-school prom or uncomfortable office parties. Cadet Punch steps it up a notch bringing punch to a whole new level. This tasty drink inclu...
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