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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle has released 2018 Bourbon Lineup

From forecastlefest.com Louisville, KY. – Prepare to whet your whistle at Forecastle’s Kentucky Bourbon Trail outpost, the 2018 Bourbon Lodge™– returning for the sixth consecutive year to offer some of the finest bourbons in the Bluegrass State. Check the website the full list of unique offerings, plus updates on the Rarities Bar, Flight Bar, and Bourbon Cares presented by Liquor Barn, and more! Bourbon Lodge memberships are also available.   *Bulleit Bourbon *Four Roses Bourbon *Maker’s Mark *Michter’s Small Batch Bourbon *Jim Beam *Old Forester *Wild Turkey *Larceny Bourbon


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LouisvilleKY launches Food Entrepreneurship series

Louisville, KY., –  Louisville Forward’s Small Business Development team is launching a Food Entrepreneurship series designed to foster the development of new restaurateurs and food entrepreneurs. The interactive 9-class series will run from March 3rd to June 30th and will be taught by local industry-leading professionals. All classes will meet on Saturdays from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. “From the Hot Brown to Bourbon infusions, Louisville has been internationally recognized for its innovative and fresh culinary scene and we want to keep this momentum going,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “Through this interactive series, entrepreneurs will learn how to open a restaurant…


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LouisvilleKY Frazier History Museum and Commonwealth’s Bourbon country nabs travel kudos

LOUISVILLE, KY.,  – BOURBON COUNTRY has been named one of the “TOP 10 TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES” for 2018 by LONELY PLANET. The travel media authority named the Kentucky region No. 8 on its list of must-see places to visit. “The state of Kentucky is known for its rolling hills topped with stately horse farms, its fierce devotion to college basketball and, most importantly, its bourbon,” Lonely Planet said. “The state’s distilling heritage runs deep, and those looking for a taste should head straight to Kentucky Bourbon Country, the golden triangle between LOUISVILLE, Lexington and Elizabethtown where this seasoned spirit comes to life.” Lonely Planet also…


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Beloved LouisvilleKY Bar Set to Reopen

  Joe’s Older Than Dirt will make triumphant return LYNDON, Ky.  —  A Louisville institution and its iconic moose mascot are making a comeback. Former general manager of Joe’s Older than Dirt, Cres Bride and Olé Restaurant Group announced today they are partnering to reopen the bar at its previous location at 8131 New LaGrange Rd. in Lyndon. Bride, who also owns and manages, R Place Pub, will run day-to-day operations, while Olé Restaurant Group, comprised of Mussel & Burger Bar, Artesano Vino Tapas Y Mas, Guaca Mole Cocina Mexicana, Mercato Italiano and El Taco Luchador, is developing an affordable food menu….


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LouisvilleKY’s Heine Brothers’ Relocating Café at Bardstown Rd. and Longest Ave.

Fair Trade and Organic Roaster to transform building near Mid City Mall   LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (January 23, 2018)—Heine Brothers’ Coffee, Louisville’s original fair trade and organic coffee roaster, announced today that it will be deepening its roots in the Highlands neighborhood this spring.  The company will be relocating its café at 1295 Bardstown Rd. at Longest Ave. to a larger building in front of Mid-City Mall at 1250 Bardstown Rd, just a stone’s throw away. “Our customers have been asking for more seating and parking for a while now, so the move just makes a lot of sense,” said Heine Brothers’ President…


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LouisvilleKY’s Old Forester launches new cocktail options

Partnership with Bourbon Barrel Foods offers a new collection of bitters, syrups and tinctures LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Old Forester, America’s First Bottled Bourbon™️ and Bourbon Barrel Foods today launched Cocktail Provisions – a collection of three bitters, two syrups and one tincture, designed to elevate even the simplest cocktails into a craft experience. Created by Louisville-based Bourbon Barrel Foods and Old Forester Master Taster and Bourbon Specialist Jackie Zykan, Cocktail Provisions are inspired by the unique and robust flavor profiles of Old Forester. Taking the guesswork out of creating high-end cocktails, Zykan and Bourbon Barrel Foods have developed a cocktail line allowing…


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LouisvilleKY’s 2018 Forecastle Festival Lineup is official

Tickets go on sale Friday Louisville, KY., – Chris Stapleton, Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse lead the line up for Louisville’s Forecastle Festival 2018. This is the 16th year for the popular event, slated July 13-15, 2018, at Waterfront Park. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Jan. 19. Ticket information and more can be found at www.forecastlefest.com.  


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LouisvilleKY-based Michter’s Distillery Affiliate Purchases 145 Acres in Washington County’s City of Springfield

  LOUISVILLE, Ky. /PRNewswire/ — At year-end 2017, Michter’s Distillery’s affiliate Springwater Kentucky Realty completed its purchase of 145 acres in Springfield, Kentucky, at the heart of the state’s historic Washington County. “We are excited to be expanding Michter’s operations in Springfield and Washington County. This is a wonderful community with warm people and a great heritage. The property offers rich soil and naturally filtered limestone water which are essential to producing the greatest American Whiskey. The picturesque 145 acres with its gentle rolling hills will provide a beautiful setting for our future growth,” said Andrea Wilson, Michter’s Master of…


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El Taco Luchador opens third LouisvilleKY area restaurant

LOUISVILLE, KY—The taqueria that has been named the most popular taco spot in the state by BuzzFeed & Yelp and recognized in Southern Living’s “City Guide to Louisville”, is opening a third location sometime in the spring of 2018. Chef Fernando Martinez’s Olé Restaurant Group announced today the company plans to open in the Stonybrook Village Center located at 9204 Taylorsville Rd. in Jeffersontown. The group opened the first Luchador in 2013 at 938 Baxter Avenue and followed up in July of 2017 with the second location in St. Matthews at 112 Meridian Avenue.   “It’s been a big success. I think people enjoy El Taco Luchador so much…


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LouisvilleKy’s KFC Ltd. Launches New Collection Of Finger Lickin’ Goods Just In Time For Holiday Shoppers

 LOUISVILLE, Ky.,  /PRNewswire/ — Today, KFC launched its new limited-edition collection of quality fried chicken apparel and merchandise essentials on the brand’s e-commerce store, KFC Ltd.The collection debuts just in time for procrastinating holiday shoppers to pick up fried chicken swag for anyone on their gift list. “Our finger lickin’ faithful deserve to celebrate the holidays by giving and receiving some fried chicken essentials,” said George Felix, director of advertising, KFC U.S. “The second round of KFC Ltd. has it all, even the wrapping paper. You’ll spend less time shopping, leaving you more time to enjoy a $20 Fill Up with your family this holiday season.”…