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Overview of the Kentucky Bourbon Industry Impact Study

Researchers with the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund recently conducted further investigation into the impact of the distilling industry of Kentucky on its economy. Kentucky is well known for its Bourbon and due to this fact the study is the third of its kind put on by the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund. It is important to know the impact of a major product on an area, it allows you to better predict what will happen over the years.To better understand the Kentucky bourb...
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Celebrate World Whisky Day!

There is a worldwide or national day for just about everything you can imagine these days, including whiskey! I don’t know about you, but that has us excited. Any day you can drink to good things with whiskey becomes a good day.When is World Whisky Day in 2015?This world celebration day is held on the third Saturday of every May. In 2015, that happens to be May 16th. Why a Saturday you ask? Well, if you are going to celebrate a day with drinking, it should be a day where you don’t ha...
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Bourbon: the new beverage of choice

Look out Vodka, the preference for Bourbon is growing.  Whisky is on the rise and has seen remarkable growth since 2009.Vodkas, clear and neutral, can be mixed with a wide variety of flavors which was in part what made them popular and fueled their growth. With over 600 flavors to choose from there were a lot of alternatives to the consumer to consider. But this trend is starting to wear out and drinkers are now finding whisky with it’s depth of flavor and complexity more appealing.&n...
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What is the difference between Bourbon and Whiskey?

You may have heard the saying that “all bourbon is whiskey, but whiskey is not always bourbon.” If you’re a whiskey (and especially bourbon) drinker, you need to know what that means.  The simple answer is that a strict set of federal trade regulations defines what’s what. While whiskey is made all over the world, American whiskey is a distilled spirit made from fermented grain and usually aged in an oak barrel. The various types (rye, rye malt, wheat,...
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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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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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Wheat Production Report Overview

Overall in the United States, despite the climate change, wheat production is above previous levels. All wheat growth combined is forecasted to be up 6%. These predictions are about on par with the industry predictions of 2.149 billion bushels.  The only type of wheat that is expected to see a negative hit is winter wheat. Forecasts of the production have it currently down 3% but that is still greater than the 2014 yield. In total there is expected to be a 33.3 million acres of winter ...
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How to Have a Whiskey Tasting

Everyone knows about wine tasting parties, but if you want to host a night that will set you apart from the rest, it’s time to bring out the big guns, and host a whiskey tasting. So just buy some whiskies and get your friends over right? Not quite. You know that there’s more to whisky than slamming it back straight or doubling it down with a well known cola, and soon your friends will too, if you make the right preparations.  Whiskey: Firstly, it would be easy to get c...
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3 Ways To Use Rye For Christmas!

Christmas is almost upon us once again and what better way to celebrate the holiday season than with some delicious Christmas fare? Why not go a step further and incorporate rye into some amazingly tasty and unique recipes that will be guaranteed to wow your family and friends this year?  Don’t pack on the pounds on this Christmas! By eating rye, which is known for its low GI content, meaning you feel fuller for longer, you will be inclined to eat less and thus be less likely to ...
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