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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle releases 2017 Bourbon lineup and programs

New rarities bar will give Forecastle fans access to one-of-kind, limited releases LOUISVILLE, KY (February 21, 2017) – Forecastle’s acclaimed Kentucky Bourbon Trail® outpost, the Forecastle Bourbon Lodge®, will return for the festival’s 15-year anniversary with a unique lineup of offerings, education, entertainment, cuisine and hand-picked rarities exclusive to Forecastle. The Wall Street Journal best-selling author Fred Minnick hailed Forecastle as “Bourbon’s most important festival for new consumers,” praising its creation of “future connoisseurs.” Set to take place July 14-16, 2017 at Waterfront Park, Forecastle will feature a diverse collection of Kentucky Bourbon Trail brands offering dozens of selections within the Forecastle…


Some pre-Tailspin fun with organizer Tisha Gainey at Bowman Field

LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: In a Tailspin with EatDrinkTalk and Rusty Satellite

If you didn’t get a ticket at one of the many pre-Tailspin events held around town, you may be out of luck. But if you are going to the Tailspin Ale Fest at Bowman Field Saturday, come by and let me pour you a beer. I’ll be a volunteer beer filler upper at the 4th annual Winter Warmer, along with my EatDrinkTalk partner Steve Coomes. Here’s a story from EDT about it. Speaking of EDT, this week’s podcast is a tasty one, and includes my interview with Chef Ellen Gill McCarty, and Michael Beckmann, talking about Das Meal, a five-course beer-paired…


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LouisvilleKY’s Angel’s Envy is now part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Angel’s Envy, Louisville’s newest distillery, is also the newest member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® experience, becoming the 10th stop on the world-famous journey that showcases the state’s signature spirit. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer made the announcement Monday at the downtown site on historic Whiskey Row, where Angel’s Envy recently opened its $27 million distillery, brand home and gift shop. “The spectacular Angel’s Envy Distillery represents another unique hometown brand and an immersive Bourbon experience that will delight the 24 million tourists who visit Louisville each year,” Fischer said. “We take great pride in Angel’s Envy and our…


River House

LouisvilleKY’s River House Restaurant and Raw Bar celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

  Louisville, Kentucky (February 14, 2017) – Chef John Varanese opened River House Restaurant and Raw Bar on Leap Day, February 29, 2016. To celebrate an incredible first year on the Ohio, River House will commemorate its anniversary on both Tuesday, February 28 and Wednesday, March 1. In addition to the regularly featured oysters, shrimp, crab and lobster, the raw bar will be packed with a variety of fresh fish, and diners can select their own catch to enjoy for lunch or dinner. To add to the excitement, everyone who dines at River House between now and Monday, February 27 will…


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February 13, 2017. Louisville, KY. – Do you have a winning burger recipe?  The Kentucky Derby Festival and the Kentucky Beef Council are looking for the next ‘Derby Burger’ Champion. Starting today hamburger recipes will be accepted for submission in the sixth annual “Derby Burger Challenge,” sponsored by the Kentucky Beef Council. Recipes can be submitted online at www.kdf.org/beef from now to March 5, 2017.  All burgers must be 100 percent beef.   “Kentucky’s Beef Farmers are looking forward to another great partnership with the Kentucky Derby Festival to crown the sixth Derby Burger winner and celebrate Kentucky’s love for a…


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LouisvilleKY’s Rabbit Hole Distilling and Harvest Restaurant Announce Bourbon Dinner

    Proceeds from the dinner will support Kentucky Refugee Ministries   Louisville, Kentucky – Rabbit Hole Distilling announced that they are partnering with Harvest Restaurant to present an exceptional Bourbon Dinner, to be held at Harvest (624 E Market Street, Louisville, Ky) on Monday, February 27, 2017.  The evening will feature a cocktail reception and a four-course dinner, with Rabbit Hole Bourbon and Whiskey cocktails paired with each course. The evening will be co-hosted by Rabbit Hole Founder and CEO Kaveh Zamanian and Marketing Director Michael Motamedi, a former Master Chef finalist, to discuss with guests how to successfully pair…


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: A Sweet Artistic Treat For Your Sweetie

Perhaps the best, and surely the sweetest, treat of the week was last night’s reception at Cellar Door Chocolates. Two of the loveliest Rusty Satellite alumni have teamed up to offer Barnhart Bars, a series of chocolate bars packaged with artistic, romantic images of women. Erika Chavez-Graziano, the entrepreneur behind Cellar Door, and Jeaneen Barnhart, the local artist known for beautiful images of horses and women, debuted the Barnhart Bars at Cellar Door’s 4th Street location Thursday to an approving, capacity crowd. Chavez-Graziano described the care that has gone into creating the new product. The bars sell for $12. “We…


Berry Plate

Be A Romance Hero, Make a Valentine’s Reservation

This post originally appeared at EatDrinkTalk.net, where you can find lots of other great ideas for going out.  The business of serving the romantics among us makes for a pretty big day for our friends at local restaurants, and creating the cocktails, course and wine pairings is a good excuse for chefs and operators to get creative. Whether you’re into the spirit of Valentine’s Day or not, it is an expectation that you will come up with something to show your sweetie she’s special. You’re all in the same boat, and getting a good table, and having a good idea, is what will…


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LouisvilleKy Master Distiller gives OK for new Michter’s release

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Michter’s Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann has approved the 2017 release of Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye. It will go on sale in March. This special release marks the first one by Heilmann, who in 2016 became the first woman since Prohibition to serve as Master Distiller at a Kentucky Distillers’ Association distillery. “At Michter’s, the Master Distiller assumes the ‘Dr. No’ position with its responsibility to decide if a whiskey should or should not be released,” said Michter’s President Joseph J. Magliocco. “Pam is a great distiller with tremendous whiskey knowledge….


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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Despite All That, a Super Week

We’re only a few weeks into this Trump thing, and our focus seems to be jumping from one scary concept to another. My vote for the most troubling thing Trump said in the last week is his determination to “destroy” the Johnson Amendment. It may not sound like much, but it would allow churches across the country to become politicized and, I think, to become a focal point for campaigning. Trump wants to allow religious leaders, whose businesses are tax-exempt, to openly campaign for causes and candidates. Here at home, there were protests galore downtown in reaction to Trump’s immigration executive order,…