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LouisvilleKY’s Michter’s Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann Approves 2017 Release of 10 Year Bourbon

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Shortly after the induction of Michter’s Master Distiller Emeritus Willie Pratt into Whisky Magazine’s Hall of Fame, Michter’s Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann is celebrating with the release of Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon. In a ceremony held in New York on February 28th, Whisky Magazine inducted Willie Pratt as the 40th member of its Hall of Fame. The one other Hall of Fame inductee that day was Julian Van Winkle. “Willie is like a walking bourbon encyclopedia, and it’s fitting to release our 10 Year Bourbon after his Hall of Fame induction,” said Heilmann.  This marks the…


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A new LouisvilleKY bourbon festival to be held in September

Bourbon & Beyond: A New Bourbon, Food & Music Festival In-One Is Coming To Louisville September 23 & 24, 2017 LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — In celebration and honor of the great state of Kentucky and its spirit and soul: bourbon, Danny Wimmer Presents is proud to announce the first-ever Bourbon & Beyond, a festival taking place on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, 2017 in Louisville, Kentucky. Blending the best elements of a bourbon festival, a food festival, and a music festival into an all-encompassing, unforgettable weekend, Bourbon & Beyond will be an enriching weekend featuring master…


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LouisvilleKY man solidifying KDF Burger Champ status

  March 20, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – For the second year in a row, Maurice Williams of Louisville is taking home the title of Derby Burger Champion, in the 6th Annual “Derby Burger Challenge” sponsored by Kentucky Beef Council and coordinated by the Kentucky Derby Festival. Williams’ recipe for his SmoFried Café Burger was selected as the overall winner after a cook-off this morning at the Kroger in Middletown. It features ground beef covered in coffee and cocoa powder, provolone cheese and pickled onions, all served on a toasted pretzel bun.   “I wanted to put together something conceptual and…


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LouisvilleKY’s Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. launches new spirit

Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. launches “Blue Sky Mining” 7-year-old pure Muscat Brandy aged 30 months in Kentucky hogshead barrel Limited edition release from Louisville distiller available this March   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 14, 2017) – – – Louisville-based Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. is launching limited release artisanal 7-year-old pure Muscat Brandy – Blue Sky Mining. Matured for 30 months in a single Kentucky hogshead barrel, the non-chill filtered spirit is unadulterated by any post distillation infusion of boisé (oak flavor or infusion) or caramel color for a natural color and natural flavor.   Blue Sky Mining…


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Four Roses unveils in LouisvilleKY commemorative KDF Poster bottle

  SPECIAL SIGNING SET FOR MARCH 9   March 7, 2017. Louisville, KY. – This spring, you’ll find signs of the Derby Festival everywhere, including on bourbon bottles. Four Roses Bourbon has just released their commemorative Derby Festival Poster Special Selection Single Barrel Bourbon, featuring the image of the 2017 Derby Festival Official Poster designed by Ron Jasin, and a single barrel bourbon selected by Festival Officials.   “This year’s poster is a unique reflection of both the city and the Derby Festival. We’re honored to have it showcased in this way,” said Mike Berry, Kentucky Derby Festival President and…


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LouisvilleKY’s first Kentucky Derby Festival Event is this week

FIRST DERBY FESTIVAL EVENT OF 2017 THIS WEEK ‘FESTIVAL UNVEILED’ FEATURES ROSE JULEP CONTEST AND KENTUCKY CUISINE   February 28, 2017, Louisville, KY. The Kentucky Derby Festival is counting down to spring. Their first official event of 2017 – Festival Unveiled – is this Thursday, March 2, at a new location, the Tim Faulkner Gallery.  The event kicks off at 5 p.m. Citizens Union Bank and Four Roses Bourbon are the Presenting Sponsors of this pre-Festival party.   “Festival Unveiled” will showcase several elements of the upcoming Festival.  In addition to the 2017 Official Poster and Merchandise line, guests will…


In Jtown, protestors showed up to greet Mitch McConnell.

LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: From Tailspin to a Turtle’s Appearance, and on to the Gravy Cup,

Much was focused this week on Mitch McConnell’s appearance at a luncheon sponsored by the Jeffersontown Chamber. Plenty of protesters showed up at the Marriott, but none were able to get anywhere close to the Senator, who took only a few questions from the audience, mostly about healthcare. Of course, Mitch and his colleagues don’t like talking about a topic for which they don’t have an answer. But let’s move on to more pleasant topics, like how I’m never going to lose any weight with this kind of schedule. It all started Saturday at the Tailspin Ale Fest at Bowman…


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LouisvilleKY’s Brown-Forman to provide nutritional information website

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Brown-Forman (NYSE:BFA) (NYSE:BFB) announced today the launch of a website providing nutritional information for its many consumer brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Finlandia, Canadian Mist, Jimador, Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, Chambord, and Woodford Reserve. The site is available from the corporate website or directly at nutrition.brown-forman.com. Although Brown-Forman has provided nutritional information on its brands to consumers upon request, the launch of the publicly available site aims to make the process easier. The company’s consumer branded websites and social media pages will be adding a link to the nutrition website over the next several months. The new site aligns…


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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…