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LouisvilleKY Tourism enters 11th year of consumer Bourbon experience  

Urban Bourbon Trail® adds airport location, 7 more stops LOUISVILLE, Ky. – To help celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month, Louisville Tourism has released the annual edition of the Urban Bourbon Trail Passport. Entering its eleventh year, the Urban Bourbon Trail will have 44 bars and restaurants including the first ever stop at the Louisville International Airport.   Joining the roster of Urban Bourbon Trail stops this year are eight (8) new bars and restaurants: Book & Bourbon Southern Kitchen (pre-security at the Louisville International Airport), Blue Horse, Butchertown Grocery, Check’s BBQ & Blues, Coals Artisan Pizza, JB’s Pub, Recbar and Waylon’s Feed…


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LouisvilleKY to celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month

Experience Bourbon Heritage Month Where It All Began Ways locals and visitors can participate in national celebration   LOUISVILLE, Ky. (August 28, 2018) – Since 2007 when the U.S. Senate declared September National Bourbon Heritage Month, Louisville has been shining a spotlight on the state’s signature asset. As a complement to Bardstown’s anchor event, the annual week-long Kentucky Bourbon Festival in mid-September, Louisville will toast the nation’s only native spirit the entire month. Louisville attractions, restaurants and bars will be hosting various Bourbon-themed events open to the public to bring Bourbon drinkers and leisure travelers into the city. Starting September 1,…


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LouisvilleKY dominates Bourbon Review’s List of America’s Best Bourbon Bars

  LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Bourbon industry publication, The Bourbon Review, has released its annual list of the 101 Best Bourbon Bars in America and Bourbon’s hometown has eight (8) Bourbon bars named, only second to Chicago’s ten (10). The Bourbon Country region as a whole tops the list with 29 of the 101 mentioned.   As quoted in the article, these bars “take their Bourbon obsession to another level.” Eight Louisville destinations were selected as part of the list: Bourbons Bistro Charr’d Bourbon Kitchen & Lounge Derby Café Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar Down One Bourbon Bar Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen…


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The Bardstown Bourbon Company Installs Second 50-foot Vendome Still

BBCo prepares to more than double capacity to nearly 7 million proof gallons and solidifies its position as one of the most technically advanced and flexible bourbon distilleries in the world   Bardstown, KY – The Bardstown Bourbon Company (“BBCo”) achieved another major milestone today with the installation of its second 50-foot tall, custom made, 36-inch stainless steel Vendome Copper & Brass Works still. Delivered in one piece and hoisted above the 55-foot still tower by crane, the Vendome apparatus was lowered into the center of the building. The new still installation marks the second expansion for BBCo since it began operations in September…


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LouisvilleKY’s Four Roses releases Thunder Bourbon Bottle

Louisville, KY. – In celebration of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Opening Ceremonies, Thunder Over Louisville, Four Roses has released a Limited Edition Single Barrel Bourbon Bottle featuring the iconic Thunder Over Louisville logo. Four Roses is also the Official Bourbon of Thunder Over Louisville. The limited edition bottle, priced at $44.99, is exclusively available now at Cox Smoker’s Outlet and Spirit Shoppe, as well as Cox’s Evergreen Liquors. Thunder fans and bourbon connoisseurs will also have the opportunity to have their bottles signed by Four Roses Master Distiller Brent Elliott and Senior Brand Ambassador and Bourbon legend Al Young.   The signings…


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LouisvilleKY’s Jim Beam teams up with Budweiser for new drink

Louisville, KY., –  /PRNewswire/ — Budweiser and Jim Beam® bourbon are toasting to the future as they join their 365 collective years of stateside distilling and brewing history to kick off a new friendship and marketing collaboration. The all-American pair have introduced a new taste of history to beer and bourbon fans alike through a cross-merchandising program starting in the spring and a new collaborative brew launching in the fall. Starting this month, the two brands will begin appearing together at bars and retail venues across the country, just in time for baseball season. Inspired by the “beer and a…


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Four Roses Bourbon releases it’s 2018 Derby Festival Poster Bottle in LouisvilleKY

Louisville, KY. – Signs of the Derby Festival can be found everywhere in the spring, including on bourbon bottles. Four Roses Bourbon is releasing their commemorative Derby Festival Poster Special Selection Single Barrel Bourbon this week, featuring the image of the 2018 Derby Festival Official Poster designed by Louisville artists and twin sisters – Jeaneen Barnhart and Doreen Barnhart DeHart, and a single barrel bourbon selected by Festival Officials. “This year’s poster is another iconic piece created by the Barnharts,” said Mike Berry, Kentucky Derby Festival President and CEO. “Their artwork can be found all around Louisville, and that now includes on bourbon…


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LouisvilleKY’s Bourbon & Beyond announces their own bourbon lineup

LOS ANGELES—Festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents today announced the bourbon lineup for the 2018 installment of Bourbon & Beyond, the world’s largest bourbon festival. The annual celebration of award-winning bourbons, master distillers, legendary musicians, chefs, and an unforgettable showcase of the craftsmanship, soul and spirit of Louisville will be held Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23 in Louisville, Kentucky. See the official bourbon announce video here: http://bit.ly/BBBVideo18   The festival’s centerpiece, the Big Bourbon Bar, will feature more than two dozen bourbons selected by best-selling author and renowned bourbon authority, Fred Minnick, Bourbon & Beyond’s official bourbon curator. Acclaimed Louisville whiskey bar Silver Dollar will operate The Hunter’s Club, where attendees can find…


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More details about LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle bourbon experience

Rarities, Flight Bar, Fireside Chats, Gonzo Bar and more return, special surprises to come! LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Forecastle’s acclaimed Kentucky Bourbon Trail® outpost, The Forecastle Bourbon LodgeTM, will return in 2018 with a unique lineup of offerings, education and entertainment. Set to take place July 13-15, 2018 at Waterfront Park, Forecastle will feature a diverse collection of Kentucky Bourbon Trail brands, offering dozens of selections within the Forecastle Bourbon Lodge experience, including Four Roses, Old Forester, Woodford Reserve, Coopers’ Craft, Bulleit, Blade and Bow, Larceny, Jim Beam, Knob Creek, Basil Hayden’s, Maker’s Mark, Michter’s and Wild Turkey. The full list of selections can…


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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