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Another upscale Louisville-area bourbon tasting room to open July 28, 2021 by Jason Thomas

Another Louisville-area bourbon tasting lounge is set to open, this one in Southern Indiana. The Ridge Liquors, 5420 Ind. 62, unit 500, will officially open Thursday, July 29, and will feature what owners are calling Southern Indiana's first bourbon-tasting lounge. In addition to the Bourbon Tasting Lounge, The Ridge offers a wide variety of hand-selected bourbons, wine, craft beer and spirits from well-known to new brands, according to a Leadership Southern Indiana news release.

West Fork Whiskey Co. plans 'tourism destination' in Westfield near Grand Park July 28, 2021 by Brittany Carloni

West Fork Whiskey Co. wants to become  a destination in Westfield.  The Indianapolis-based whiskey distillery, founded in 2015, is expanding to Westfield and building a new 35,000-square-foot facility on 12 acres at 191st Street and Horton Road north of Grand Park. West Fork's owners hope to see the facility open in spring 2022.

Knob Creek® Bourbon and The Boardsmith Team Up to Elevate Your Grilling Game July 28, 2021 by Beam Suntory

Knob Creek® Bourbon, a leader in the small batch bourbon category for nearly 30 years, has teamed up with The Boardsmith, one of the most admired makers of butcher blocks in the world, to elevate summer grilling with Knob Creek Bourbon Barrel Grilling Planks. Crafted from the American white oak bourbon barrels previously used to age the brand's full-flavored whiskey, the premium grilling planks bring the bold signature flavors of Knob Creek to fans' backyard grilling experience and create the perfect culinary pairing to a glass of Knob Creek Bourbon.

Michigan’s Coppercraft Distillery releases 4 new flavors of canned cocktails July 27, 2021 by Brandon Champion

Coppercraft Distillery has expanded its offerings of canned cocktails. The Holland-based company announced this month the release of four new premium canned cocktails: Black Cherry Whiskey, Moscow Mule, Rum Punch, and Iced Tea & Lemonade.

Jungle Jim’s will hold a grand reopening of the new Bourbomber July 27, 2021 by dustantomlinson

The jungle gym international market is celebrating the grand reopening of the new Bourbomber. In 2019, Jim Bonaminio (aka “Jungle Gym”) targeted bourbon enthusiasts by turning trash into bourbon bars. April Petri, general manager of the Oscar Station and Oscar Event Center, said: It is a strange-looking building opposite the parking lot of the jungle gym. Guardrails, often found on the side of highways, were used to make the bars. The table was once a bowling lane from Gilmour Lane across the street. 

'A grown-up's Disney World': Multi-million dollar distillery project expected to begin construction next month July 24, 2021 by David Hurst

On a wooded edge of his farmland in the years following Prohibition, Max Merrill’s great-grandfather often welcomed railroad barons, mine bosses and Somerset County leaders to his hidden hunting cabin. They came to fish, hunt and, most of all, enjoy the kind of rye whiskey their ancestors made centuries earlier when they settled in Somerset County.  

Down the rum rabbit hole: A behind-the-scenes look at booze fantasia Lost Spirits Distillery July 24, 2021 by Jason Bracelin

The Jules Verne of booze leads the way. In a nondescript warehouse space just outside the Area15 arts and entertainment complex, we’re about to be submerged in a faux-aquatic fantasia of fish with human faces and 105-proof whiskey. And, of course, there’ll be a moment when the lights go down and ’90s novelty relic Big Mouth Billy Bass serenades us with Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive.”

Whiskey Distilleries Where You Can Spend the Night July 24, 2021 by Ian Centrone

When it comes to life’s greatest pleasures, whiskey and travel sit pretty high up on the list. If you’re ever looking for a surefire way to elevate a vacation, just try weaving a distillery tour or whiskey tasting into the itinerary. But while visiting a distillery and sampling the goods is always a fun time, leaving the distillery is not such a blast. Thankfully, there are a handful of them that actually want you to hang around long after the speakers have blared “Closing Time” by Semisonic. That’s right, some whiskey distilleries will let you stay over.

Dana and Her Dad Make Family Recipe of Bourbon Slush Featuring Milam and Greene Rye July 23, 2021 by Sheryl Proctor

Dana and her dad make us a family recipe of Bourbon Slush. Bourbon Slush 4 small tea bags 2 Cups water 7 cups boiling water 1 large can frozen orange juice 1 large can frozen lemonade 1 1/2 cups sugar  2 cups bourbon or favorite whiskey ginger ale, sprite, 7-up to top

Innovators asked to pitch uses for bourbon waste July 23, 2021 by Tristate

There’s a surplus of a bourbon byproduct in the Kentucky. State officials are taking ideas from inventors and entrepreneurs about more ways to use stillage, which is spent grain used during the production of bourbon.  Distillers report a 250% increase in the byproduct. 10 gallons of stillage remain for every barrel of bourbon made.

What's the Most Expensive Bottle of Bourbon? July 23, 2021 by Will Price

Bourbon whiskey's reputation as the everyman's drink is well-earned, but there's still plenty of high-end hooch out there. Whether it's age, provenance, rarity or a tornado tearing open a distillery, bourbon collectors of the last decade have driven prices through the roof (more on the tornado later). Historically, it was scotch whisky that attracted the type of person willing to spend thousands of dollars on a single bottle. Today, there are bourbons valued in the tens of thousands, and prices are only rising as the spirit's popularity grows. Excluding extreme vintage and historical bottles sold at auction, our collection of the most expensive bourbon you can buy begins above the Pappy 23-Year Line — or just about $3,500 a bottle.

Big changes coming for 2021 Kentucky Bourbon Festival July 22, 2021 by Joel Schipper

The Kentucky Bourbon Festival is changing things up when it comes to how it operates its annual event — and it's not sitting well with some who say the changes will take away from its charm. Each September, hundreds of people gather at the park in front of Spalding Hall. But this year is going to be a lot different. The vendors, games and crafts will be gone and the event will be ticketed.

Stagg Jr. Bourbon: Where to Buy It, What It Is and Why It's So Popular July 22, 2021 by Will Price

Stagg Jr. is a Buffalo Trace Distillery-made, barrel-proof bourbon whiskey. It's one of two bourbons (the other belongs to the Antique Collection) the distillery makes that is named after 19th century bourbon businessman George T. Stagg, who built the distillery that would eventually be renamed Buffalo Trace. Batches have released twice a year, usually with one season in between batches, since the bottle was first released in the fall of 2013. The whiskey is made with Buffalo Trace's Mashbill #1 — the same mash used to make Eagle Rare, mainline E.H. Taylor Jr. bourbon, the brand's eponymous Buffalo Trace bourbon and more.

Is Tennessee Whiskey Actually Bourbon? We Have the Answer July 22, 2021 by Lew Bryson

The only time I’ve ever been thrown out of a bar was because of Jack Daniel’s. And I didn’t even get a drink! I was at a bar in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, with my buddy Sam. We rolled in looking for a couple belts of whiskey, and I asked the bartender a simple question: “What bourbon do you have?” He answered: “We’ve got Jack.” And without thinking, being a younger, brasher man in those days, I replied, “Jack Daniel’s isn’t bourbon.”

Prime Pubs Introduces The Céilí Cold Fashioned, an Innovative Cocktail on Tap made with Guinness Draught Stout and Bulleit Bourbon Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey July 21, 2021 by PR Newswire

Prime Pubs is thrilled to announce the launch of its first exclusive signature cocktail on tap, the Céilí Cold Fashioned, now available at Fionn MacCool's, Fionn's, D'Arcy McGees, D'Arcy's, Tir nan og, and Paddy Flaherty'sacross Ontario and Manitoba. "We're excited to be a part of Prime Pubs' first signature cocktail on tap, bringing together two incredible brands – Guinness and Bulleit Bourbon – as part of an innovative and sustainable new menu offering for patrons," said Mark Phillips, Director of Marketing at Diageo Canada. "Thanks to the team at Prime Pubs, The Céilí Cold Fashioned reflects a continued commitment to delivering unique and creative cocktail experiences."

Bourbon-loving 'Taters' taste for a cause July 21, 2021 by Doree Lemert

Bourbon is having a moment, garnering a great deal of national and international interest. A local group of bourbon enthusiasts, Taters Inc., has banded together to help raise funds for area nonprofits. At their first official bourbon tasting and auction July 13 at Pine Valley Country Club, a capacity crowd of 125 people paid to sample Four Roses bourbon, listen to, and ask questions of Four Roses award-winning master distiller Brent Elliott via a virtual call, participate in a silent and live auction for multiple bottles of bourbon, and discuss the merits of different bourbons with fellow “taters.”

Will the bourbon boom ever end? Let's talk about it (PODCAST) July 21, 2021 by David A. Mann

We talk about the growing local bourbon scene on this week's Access Louisville podcast. Angel's Envy Distillery, located on East Main Street, just released renderings for an $8.5 million expansion project.  We also just got a look at Brough Brothers new distillery in the Park Hill neighborhood. This is a small but significant new development, being as it's Kentucky's first Black-owned distillery.

Texas distillery handcrafts whiskey with recycled rainwater July 20, 2021 by Localish

Move over, Kentucky! Some of the best whiskey and bourbon in the world is being handcrafted in the Lone Star State. At Old Humble Distillery, owner Joe Breda uses Texas rainwater to create three varieties of whiskey - Straight Whiskey, Special Reserve and Boomtown Bourbon.

Finely distilled history: New walking tour highlights Paducah's bourbon-tinged past July 20, 21 by Derek Operle

While Paducah may not be the first city people think of when it comes to bourbon, there’s plenty of Kentucky’s signature spirit mixed into its history. A new walking tour, Atomic City Tours’ ”Forgotten Spirits: Paducah’s Contribution to Bourbon” — led by the husband-and-wife duo of regional historian Richard Parker and thespian Emily Parker — takes participants through the city’s downtown area to tell the story of industry in the town.

How Bourbon Rose From a Humble Grain To Embody American Exceptionalism July 20, 2021 by Salena Zito

About 250 years ago, farmers looking for a way to make their surplus corn crop profitable decided to distill it. Today, that leftover grain has become a billion-dollar industry and a symbol of the Bluegrass State's identity, economy and culture.

Yellow Rose Distilling Launches New Bourbon Made From 3 Texas Grains July 19, 2021 by Gary Carter

A new, high rye style bourbon is coming soon from the first legal whiskey distillery in Houston, Texas. Yellow Rose Distilling recently launched its Harris County Bourbon, with 25 percent of the recipe coming from Texas-grown rye and the rest using all Texas grown corn and malted barley.

Traverse City Whiskey Releases Trio of Canned Whiskey Highballs July 19, 2021 by Allyson Nichols

Traverse City Whiskey Co. out of Michigan recently unveiled a new line of canned Whiskey Highballs made with its straight bourbon whiskey. Using Traverse City’s XXX Straight Bourbon Whiskey as the base (with a profile of 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% malted barley), the new line of seltzers feature premium bourbon whiskey vs. sugar brew (malt). Each can features what’s described real ingredients with no added sugar with three varieties (5% ABV) available:

Next Round: Inside the Rapid Growth of Tattersall Distilling July 19, 2021 by VinePair Staff

On this episode of “Next Round,” host Adam Teeter chats with Jon Kreidler, co-founder of Tattersall Distilling, to discuss the rapid growth of his spirits brand. Currently, the brand offers over 30 products and produces a whopping 40,000 cases each year — not a small feat for a brand that has only existed for six years.

Two Trees Beverage Co. Inc. Introduces Two New Seasonal Flavored Whiskeys July 16, 2021 by Business Wire

Two Trees Beverage Co. Inc. introduces Two Trees™ Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint wood-crafted flavored whiskeys. Both of the new varieties will start shipping to retail and on-premise operations such as bars and restaurants that sell adult beverages mid-September. Both of the new varieties are available in 750 mL bottles, are 70 proof and 35% ABV.

3 local brothers open Kentucky’s first Black-owned bourbon distillery July 16, 2021 by Phylicia Ashley

Three brothers, one dream and a brand new distillery. Born and raised in Louisville, the Yarbrough brothers left to work, live and serve in the U.S. Army around the world. But to succeed and make a difference, Victor, Chris and Bryson Yarbrough said they knew they had to come back home. “If we’re going to come back to start a business, we’re coming back to this area,” Bryson Yarbrough said. “We believe we have something of value to add.”

New bourbon bar coming to Hamilton with Prohibition theme: 5 things to know July 16, 2021 by Mike Rutledge

News that a developer wants to spend $20 million restoring the 127-year-old Shuler & Benninghofen Woolen Mill with apartments and retail is the latest development move announced in Hamilton.   One of the recent Journal-News reports about Hamilton development that saw the most enthusiasm covered a coming Hamilton restaurant and bourbon bar. Here are five things to know about that project:

Limestone Branch Distillery Releases Limited Edition Yellowstone Expression July 15, 2021 by Limestone Branch Distillery

Limestone Branch Distillery is releasing 2021 Yellowstone Limited Edition Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Featuring the most mature and flavorful 7-year-old and 15-year-old bourbons hand-selected by Limestone Branch Master Distiller Stephen Beam – including select 7-year-old barrels finished in Amarone casks – the latest expression of Yellowstone Limited Edition will be available at retail starting in July at a suggested retail price of $99.99 per bottle.

Calling all whiskey fans! Kentucky bourbon company looking for top taster July 15, 2021 by Courtney Hayden

Do you think you have the most sophisticated palette when it comes to whiskey? Well, now you have a chance to prove it. Bardstown Bourbon Company is launching its second annual World’s Top Whiskey Taster competition. Whiskey connoisseurs, enthusiasts and fans will have the chance to compete for a grand prize of $20,000, the opportunity to create your own whiskey blend with a master distiller and other prizes.

A look inside ambitious expansion plans at downtown Louisville's Angel's Envy distillery July 15, 2021 by Lucas Aulbach

They're making it a double at the Angel's Envy distillery in downtown Louisville. Officials with the whiskey company and Gov. Andy Beshear's administration offered a new look Tuesday at the $8.2 million expansion coming to the facility on Main Street. It'll be able to fit twice as many guests once it's complete, Angel's Envy said in a release, and create 20 more jobs.

Love Infusions in Your Cocktails? Bring That Skill Home July 7, 2021 by Associated Press

A half-dozen Mason jars line the top shelf of Toni Dash’s pantry. Some are filled with clear liquid tinted almost imperceptibly. Others, like the jar of vodka infused with ripe pears and a generous helping of spices, are bursting with vivid colors that make cocktails as beautiful as they are delicious. Dash is no professional bartender. She’s a recipe developer. But she discovered years ago that it was easy to make complex, delicious cocktails at home with little effort by infusing liquors with fruits, herbs, spices and even candy.    

Latest Remus Repeal Reserve Bourbon Set For A September Release July 2, 2021 by Hannah Kanik

Luxco will release its Remus Repeal Reserve Series V Straight Bourbon Whiskey this September in a limited annual release. The whiskey brand was previously managed by MGP, but since its acquisition of Luxco operation of MGP developed brands has seemingly fallen to the Luxco team. The Series V is the fifth edition of the award-winning Remus Repeal Reserve Bourbon collection. It was produced to commemorate the repeal of Prohibition in 1933 and showcases a medley of five bourbons ranging from 2005 to 2008. 

Tulsa Distillery Back To Business After Months Of Making Hand Sanitizer July 7, 2021 by Grant Stephens

A Tulsa distillery that switched from making alcohol to making hand sanitizer during the pandemic is now back to normal.  For about eight months, Red Fork Distillery filled bottles of sanitizer and donated them to first responders - but that's far from their specialty. "Normally we're just making spirits; we're making vodka, we make whiskey, we make bourbon, we make unaged white whiskey, we make moonshine," said Owner and Proprietor Mike Hoey. Hoey said putting the release of their whiskey line on ice and taking a shot at sanitizer was the right thing to do, but with Green Country's return to normal, he's in high spirits

Prichard’s Distillery, Kelso Tennessee Announces 2021 Double Barrel Bourbon Release July 7, 2021 by Phoenix Rising Group

Phil Prichard, Head Distiller/Founder at Prichard’s Distillery announces the 2021 Double Barrel Bourbon Release“We are excited about our Double Barrel Bourbon release." Double Barreled Bourbon begins with the purchase of a select batch of premium Bourbon by Prichard’s Distillery for production using our own unique process of cutting the bourbon from its original 125 proof to 90 proof. Dumped from the original barrels, cut and re-barreled in the new, charred American oak barrels, the aging process begins anew. To understand why we chose to pursue this awfully expensive process, you must understand what makes Bourbon, Bourbon and other whiskies different.  

New Orleans’ Sazerac House Celebrates Sazerac Cocktail Week With Enhanced Tasting Experience June 15 2021 by Hanna Kanik

The Sazerac House in New Orleans, Louisiana, is celebrating the Sazerac Cocktail Week with a series of tastings, flavor explorations and special exhibitions from June 21 to 27. The Louisiana State Legislature designated the drink as the official cocktail of New Orleans in 2008, and it has been a long time favorite of both residents and visitors of New Orleans. The cocktail has just five ingredients: sugar, Peychaud’s Bitters, Herbsaint, Sazerac Rye Whiskey and a lemon twist.

10 Things You Should Know About 1792 Bourbon June 18, 2021 by ELGIN NELSON

1792 is a premium bourbon owned by the Sazerac Company, a global beverage alcohol giant that took over the brand and its distillery in 2009. Formerly known as Ridgewood Reserve, the 1792 brand is produced at Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown, Ky. Although the distillery was established in 1879, founder Thomas S. Moore aimed to honor a special event in bourbon history when he named the distillery after something that happened nearly a century before. So, what’s the deal with 1792? Let’s turn back time and learn 10 more things about 1792 Bourbon.

10 Bottles That Prove Some of the Best Bourbon Isn’t From Kentucky June 25, 2021 by Wine Enthusiasts

t’s a common misconception that Bourbon must be produced in Kentucky to be called Bourbon. But of all the regulations that govern the spirit, being distilled in Kentucky is not one of them. Bourbon must be distilled in the United States, contain 51% corn in the mash, aged in new charred oak barrels, distilled to no more than 160 proof and bottled at 80 proof or higher. The corn-based mash gives a richer sweeter tasting whisky making it great for sipping but it is also great for cocktails. While the vast majority of Bourbon comes from Kentucky, stand-out offerings are being made across the U.S.

Off Hours Pioneers the Modern Bourbon Experience June 28, 2021 by Josh Lurie

Bourbon has historically been geared towards men, but that has less to do with the spirit category than traditional marketing, branding, and archaic notions. The belief that only men can enjoy brown spirits like bourbon is laughable. Yet even into the 1990s, women accounted for just 15 percent of American whiskey drinkers. According to a 2020 Worth magazine article, that percentage doubled to 30 percent in the past two decades.

New spirits producer reviving old name with Kentucky venture June 29, 2021 by The Associated Press

A startup spirits producer is reviving an old name as it plans to open a distillery at the same Kentucky site where whiskey was made starting in the late 1860s. The new E.J. Curley distillery will be located at Camp Nelson in Jessamine County. It's at the same site as the original E.J. Curley & Co. operation. Spirits production is scheduled to begin by May 2022, along with the opening of a tasting room. Company leaders say they expect to welcome more than 100,000 visitors annually.

Bourbon tourism: Rich heritage, booming renaissance June 30, 2021 by Greg Paeth

In 1783, Evan Williams began distilling bourbon in downtown Louisville in what has been called Kentucky’s first commercial distillery. Since those early days, bourbon has become an $8.6 billion signature industry in Kentucky, generating 20,100 jobs with an annual payroll of $1 billion. The Kentucky Distillers Association estimates that there are at least two barrels of aging bourbon for each of the state’s 4.5 million people.

The 10 best-selling world whisky brands June 30, 2021 by Kate Malczewski

The Covid-19 pandemic provided a challenging backdrop for world whisky brands last year, further complicated by developments in individual categories. In the US, many whiskey producers suffered losses due to damaging tariffs, which may soon be resolved. Japanese whisky makers also faced uncertainty as the Japan Spirits and Liqueurs Makers Association set out new guidelines for the category in the interest of transparency, leaving some wondering if more regulation could stifle growth. There are bright spots, however – the thirst for whiskies from beyond Scotland has grown in recent years, with the interest in Highballs, whisky-based RTDs and other long serves leading the way. We examined the data in our 2021 Brand Champions report to show how producers around the world fared through it all.

Bardstown Distilleries Announce Unified Bourbon Series Celebrating the Bourbon Capital of the World June 1, 2021 by Bardstown Tourism

On National Bourbon Day, the distilleries of Bardstown, Kentucky came together to announce a collaborative project that further establishes the region as the Bourbon Capital of the World. Heaven Hill, James B Beam Distilling Co, Bardstown Bourbon Company, Preservation and Log Still distilleries have joined together to release a one-of-a-kind bourbon series celebrating their Bardstown heritage, coming this September. All proceeds from the release will be donated to the Bardstown community.

WhistlePig launches Farmstock Rye and Bourbon whiskeys June 10, 2021 by Vermont Biz

Since first setting eyes on the abandoned dairy barn in Shoreham, Vermont, that would become WhistlePig distillery, we've been dreaming of 100% farm to bottle whiskey - harvested, distilled and aged here in Vermont using our grain, our water and our wood. Today, that dream comes true.

Heaven Hill Distillery prepares to open $19 million, immersive bourbon experience June 9, 2021 by Katrina Helmer

Heaven Hill just completed a multi-year, multimillion-dollar renovation and expansion project to its Heritage Center in Bardstown. The distillery is planning to host a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony Monday. Gov. Andy Beshear is scheduled to be in attendance and will fill the first ceremonial bottle of bourbon in the new interactive experience, which is called You Do Bourbon.

First distribution targeted for 13 Arrows bourbon from Abilene distillery June 9, 2021 by Greg Jaklewicz

It wasn't 99 bottles of beer on the wall. It was 300 bottles of bourbon whiskey in boxes. Belt Buckle Distillery, which only recently got the final OK to launch its operation, was finishing its first order Monday. The bourbon is called "13 Arrows," and there's a story behind that.

Chelsea distillery wins national awards for s'more-flavored bourbon June 9, 2021 by JAISHREE DREPAUL-BRUDER

Chelsea's Ugly Dog Distillery was recently awarded both a Double Gold medal and a Best in Class award for its S'Mores Kentucky Bourbon at the 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC). The award-winning bourbon features flavors of chocolate, vanilla, graham crackers, and smoky campfire. Rick Wyble, Ugly Dog's head distiller, says that while he always enters competitions hoping to win, winning Best of Class is "certainly a shock and a surprise" and the distillery is "extremely grateful."

Booker’s Bourbon releases Tagalong Batch June 8, 2021 by Kate Malczewski

The new Bourbon takes its name from the way the brand’s founder and former master distiller Booker Noe learned to make whiskey by ‘tagging along’ with his grandfather, Jim Beam, and observing production. Booker’s son, seventh-generation master distiller Fred Noe, selected the batch, which was aged for six years and five months and bottled at 127.9 proof.

The World’s Oldest Bottle of Whiskey Just Sold for $137,000 July 5, 2021 by Bryan Hood

A bottle containing what is believed to be the world’s oldest whiskey just sold for way more than anyone was expecting. The handle of Old Ingledew Whiskey went for a staggering $137,000 on Wednesday following a spirited round of bidding overseen by Skinner Auctioneers, reports CNN. The gavel price absolutely shatters the $20,000 to $40,000 the spirit had been expected to sell for before the sale.

So You’re Thinking About Drinking Flavored Whiskey… July 5, 2021 by Jonah Flicker

I read some disturbing news this week. According to Market Watch, the popularity of flavored whiskey continues to grow, with sales reaching over 16.18 million cases last year, an increase of about 14 million over the past decade. I guess this isn’t the most surprising news; after all, brands like Fireball, a cinnamon-flavored whiskey made by the Sazerac company, continue to move units nationwide, even if it’s not quite the same party night juggernaut that it was a few years ago. But that’s far from the only big brand out there making flavored whiskey (although, these concoctions are really more like “whiskey,” with emphasis on the scare quotes — more about this in a bit). There’s Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey and Fire, Jim Beam Apple and Vanilla, Crown Royal Peach and Salted Caramel, Evan Williams Cherry and Fire, and Knob Creek Smoked Maple.

Bourbon lovers, listen up. An Alexandria hotel is offering a "bourbon trail" package through November. IMG_1523-2.jpgPHOTO BY CHRIS MILITZER Catoctin Creek We recently got all the details from Allison Strunk, executive bourbon steward at The Alexandrian' July 5, 2021 by Chris Militzer

Bourbon lovers, listen up. An Alexandria hotel is offering a "bourbon trail" package through November. We recently got all the details from Allison Strunk, executive bourbon steward at The Alexandrian's King & Rye restaurant. A rye drinker by nature, she indulges in its bold and spicy notes compared to bourbon's sweet and caramelized tones. There is a certain mobility to whiskey, she noted, explaining “there’s a cocktail out there for everybody.” One of her greatest joys? “Introducing whiskey to non-whiskey drinkers.”

Amber Lights: Scots doctor’s link to birth of bourbon June 7, 2021 by Brian Townsend

There is no doubt that Scots played a major role in creating America’s whiskey industry and one key name is Dr James Crow. The bourbon he created, Old Crow, is still made today although the original distillery is now a vast – and apparently haunted – ruin.

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