Bourbon Bash Heats Up Leiper’s Fork Tonight

The 3rd Annual Bourbon Bash Showcase to benefit The Green Beret Foundation kicks off at 6 p.m. tonight at Leiper’s Fork Distillery. The annual event brings together Kentucky and Tennessee whiskey enthusiasts and veterans for an evening of sipping and fundraising. Bourbon author Fred Minnick and radio host Phil Valentine co-host the event. Continue reading Bourbon Bash Heats Up Leiper’s Fork Tonight

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Kings County Release Celebrates Bottled In Bond Anniversary

100 Proof, 120 Years

kcd2February 28th, 2017, New York:  Kings County Distillery, one of the country’s leading craft distillers and New York City’s oldest and largest whiskey distillery, announces the first release of its Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon, which will be available in allocated quantities in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, DC, Delaware, Oregon, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Continue reading Kings County Release Celebrates Bottled In Bond Anniversary

Pappy is coming soon, but not much of it will hit the shelves | Examiner.com

In a press release from Buffalo Trace today, the distillery announced that the much sought-after Van Winkle Bourbons will be available starting in November, although an exact date was not specified.

Source: Pappy is coming soon, but not much of it will hit the shelves | Examiner.com

Four Roses releasing tribute to retiring master distiller Jim Rutledge in September

Word on the street (from Rutledge’s lips) is that this is one of the best Four Roses Limited Editions he’s ever released.  As always, they’re not joking about the limited part- get on the good side of your local retailer to get in line!

Four Roses releasing tribute to retiring master distiller Jim Rutledge in September | Bourbon Industry | Kentucky.com.

Confessions of a Whiskey Wanderer- 7 Days in the Life

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I see and do some pretty cool stuff with some pretty cool people.  Friends believe me to “drink whiskey for a living,” according to a recent comment on Facebook.  The truth is that I’m not yet making a living by my brown water habit but weeks like this past one sure do lead me to believe that I’m heading in the right direction.  Spending time and sharing a sip with some of Tennessee & Kentucky’s finest whiskey minds is an honor I don’t take for granted.

Sunday

It all started so innocently… Continue reading Confessions of a Whiskey Wanderer- 7 Days in the Life

Bourbon Classic 2015- Day 0

Officially, Media Camp for Bourbon Classic doesn’t begin until tomorrow evening.  And when it does, it begins with a BANG!

Chef Ed Lee and Julian Van Winkle will participate in this progressive tasting experience hosted at Copper & Kings American Brandy. Kentucky Proud-inspired food, Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Four Roses Bourbon, Copper & Kings Brandy, Copper & Kings Absinthe, Van Winkle Special Reserve (12 year), Van Winkle Family Reserve (15 year), Van Winkle Family Reserve (20 year), and 1,000 Stories Barrel Finished Wine will be available.

Continue reading Bourbon Classic 2015- Day 0

Pappy Van Winkle 101

The whale of all whiskey collections, Pappy Van Winkle, is explained here by Bourbon expert Chuck Cowdery in a new post on Drambox.com.  Everything you need to know about what Pappy is (and isn’t).

Pappy Van Winkle: The Man, The Myth, The Bourbon

None of the Van Winkles, back to and including Pappy, have been distillers.

At Buffalo Trace, as soon as new wheated bourbon distillate is barreled, Julian and Preston select the barrels they want and store them in warehouse locations they’ve chosen. It is Van Winkle bourbon from that point forward.

Pappy Van Winkle: The Man, The Myth, The Bourbon — DRAMBOX.