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LouisvilleKY’s Frazier History Museum to be Official Kentucky Bourbon Trail starting point

(Louisville, KY, September, 6, 2017) – The Frazier History Museum and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association have finalized its partnership to mutually develop a Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Welcome Center & Exhibit that will be located at the Frazier along Louisville’s famed Whiskey Row. The center will exclusively become the “Official Starting Point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Experiences” when it opens in August 2018, showcasing the iconic members of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® adventure and its Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® featuring the state’s micro distilleries. The interactive, state-of-the-art experience will include Kentucky Bourbon-related historical exhibits and educate visitors on why the…


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Bardstown Bourbon Company expands to become one of the world’s largest bourbon distilleries

Expansion to six million proof gallons makes it one of the largest bourbon distilleries in the world     Bardstown, KY (September 6, 2017) – The Bardstown Bourbon Company (“BBCo”) announced today the expansion of its capacity to allow production of up to six million proof gallons – a move that will make it one of the largest bourbon distilleries in the world. With an annual production capability of nearly 100,000 barrels, BBCo will provide needed capacity for its customers in its Collaborative Distilling Program, take on a select few additional customers, and meet the needs for its own brands. BBCo anticipates the…


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Louisville’s Bourbon & Beyond Announces The Daily Beast as Official Media Partner

See The Video Premiere Of Bourbon & Beyond Team At Buffalo Trace Distillery Selecting Single Barrels To Be Served ONLY At Bourbon & Beyond Special Labor Day Weekend Offer Provides 30% Off All Ticket Levels   Louisville, KY., – Bourbon & Beyond, created by Danny Wimmer Presents, announces The Daily Beast as the official media sponsor of the inaugural festival. Held at Champions Park in Louisville, Kentucky the weekend of Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, it gives attendees access to top chefs, bourbon experts and world-class musicians for two full days. The Daily Beast’s chief cocktail correspondent and editor of the publication’s “Half Full” section, Noah Rothbaum, will be present onsite at the Bourbon & Beyond Festival offering exclusive programming throughout the weekend, including: “Noah’s & Fred’s Drinking Tunes” Come to The…


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LouisvilleKY’s 1st Annual Craft Beer Throwdown coming up soon

Louisville, KY (August 28, 2017) – Six local breweries are doing their part to end youth homelessness in our community by competing in the 1st Annual Craft Beer Throwdown on Thursday, September 7th. This new event is a benefit for the Coalition for the Homeless and will be held in the Louisville Executive Aviation hangar at Bowman Field from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. For a $20 online donation in advance or $25 at the door, attendees can taste six brews made exclusively for this event and vote for a winner. The winner will receive a custom-engraved mash paddle to display at their brewery and a year’s worth…


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LouisvilleKY WorldFest Offers Four Days of International Food, Music, Culture on Labor Day Weekend

  15th annual event will run Sept. 1-4 at the Belvedere LOUISVILLE  – WorldFest, one of the region’s largest international festivals, will take place this Labor Day weekend for its 15th year, with four days of international food, music, dance and culture starting Sept. 1 at the downtown Belvedere. More than 70 local and regional entertainers will offer a variety of music, dance styles and beats, ranging from African drumming to reggae to Indian, Celtic, Arabic, Latin, Caribbean music and more. Headliner acts will include Toby Foyeh & Orchestra Africa, Cheili Minucci & the EFK All Stars with Karen Briggs, Billy Goat Strut…


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Old Forester Distillery Installs Column Still in new LouisvilleKY facility

Centerpiece for new distillery marks milestone in construction PR Newswire LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — Old Forester has  installed the centerpiece of its new distillery – the column still. Produced by Vendome Copper and Brass Works, the Old Forester still is 24 inches wide and 44 feet tall, weighing in at 4700 lbs. The column still’s key role in bourbon making is the separation of the fermented mash (corn, rye, malt and barley) to create ‘new spirit,’ essentially serving as the heart of the distillery. The column still traveled down Main Street from Louisville’s Vendome company for installation. The still was lifted from a…


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Varanese Restaurant Celebrates 10 Years on LouisvilleKY’s Frankfort Avenue

Party and Retrospective Dinner will be held to honor the 10-Year Anniversary   Photos from Varanese’s Twitter page Louisville, KY (August 1, 2017) – Varanese Restaurant, located at 2106 Frankfort Avenue, has been bringing creative, fresh cuisine and nightly live jazz music to the Clifton neighborhood for almost a decade. Since its opening in August of 2007, over 500,000 people have been served at Varanese. To celebrate this 10-year anniversary milestone, the team at Varanese has planned a community party and a special dinner. The 10th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Sunday, August 20th from5:00pm-11:00pm and will feature live music by Jeff Sherman’s 4-piece jazz band…


Grassa Grammaw

LouisvilleKY’s Holiday Manor Shopping Center to get upscale Italian restaurant

Louisville, KY., – Kevin Grangier and Belle Noble Entertainment Group, LLC, have formalized the company’s plans to locate its seventh experiential dining concept at 2210 Holiday Manor Blvd in Holiday Manor Shopping Center. Grassa Gramma will offer authentic northern and southern Italian fare in an experiential environment, consistent with Grangier’s current concepts The Village Anchor, The Sea Hag Pub, Le Moo Fine Steak House, Blue Moo Supper Lounge, Kevin’s PICNIC and PICNIC Office Catering. Grassa Gramma is loosely translated in Italian to “Plump Grammaw”. The approximately 7,000 sf restaurant and bar will be located at Holiday Manor shopping center in the space formerly occupied…


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LouisvilleKY’s 1st Annual Craft Beer Throwdown to be held on September 7th

Louisville, KY (July 26, 2017) – The 1st Annual Craft Beer Throwdown, a benefit for the Coalition for the Homeless, will be held in the Louisville Executive Aviation hangar at Bowman Field, 2700 Gast Blvd., on Thursday, Sept. 7th from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. At this new event, guests will taste brews made exclusively for this event and vote for a winner. Attendees can also enjoy the breweries’ regular offerings, food trucks, and entertainment. The first 200 guests will receive a swag bag. Tickets are available for a $20 donation in advance at louhomeless.org or a $25 donation at the door. Participating local breweries include Great Flood…


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Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise” Coming to LouisvilleKY’s Mussel & Burger Bar

Restaurant invites fans to participate in taping on Wednesday, August 2   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 25, 2017) — Mussel & Burger Bar, the award-winning restaurant from Chef Fernando Martinez’s Olé Restaurant Group announced today that the Travel Channel will be filming an episode of the show “Food Paradise” on Wed., Aug. 2 in Louisville. “We really can’t wait to have the Travel Channel here with us.  The whole Mussel & Burger Bar team is beyond thrilled to be featured, and we are eager to bring even more spotlight to one of the hottest food cities in America, Louisville, KY.” said Chef Martinez, co-founder of…