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LouisvilleKY’s Michter’s Distiller Dan McKee To Succeed His Mentor Pamela Heilmann As Michter’s Master Distiller

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — With Michter’s Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann’s decision to retire from full time work effective May 1st, Kentucky-based distiller Michter’s is implementing its succession plan. Michter’s Distiller Dan McKee will be elevated to Master Distiller, and Distillery Manager Matt Bell will become Distiller. When the 2019 bottling of Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon goes on sale this May, it will mark the final Michter’s release during Heilmann’s tenure as Master Distiller. “After we hired Pam, she brought over Dan with her from her prior company. It quickly became apparent that he was extraordinarily talented and would…


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LouisvilleKY-based Barrell Craft Spirits Wins Double Gold Medals

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barrell Craft Spirits of Louisville, KY is pleased to announce that its Barrell Bourbon Batch 018 was named Best Small Batch Bourbon in the 11-year and older Category and Barrell Bourbon Batches 017, 018 and 019were awarded Double Gold medals at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC). The Company’s Barrell Bourbon Batch 016 and Dovetail Whiskey received Gold Medals. SFWSC is the largest international spirits competition in the United States. Judging is blind and done by a prestigious panel of nationally recognized spirts judges, each selected for their distinct and trusted palate. With nearly two decades of experience, the SFWSC has become one of the most respected…


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LouisvilleKY’s Stitzel-Weller Distillery re-releases award-winning bourbon

LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — In celebration of the historic opening of the Stitzel-Weller Distillery 84 years ago, Blade and Bow re-releases its rare and limited 22-Year-Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon. An ode to the distinctive distillers who set the standard for crafting exceptional bourbon, this award-winning whiskey is the latest release from the famed distillery and will be available in 12 states along with a select allocation solely for Stitzel-Weller. At 92 proof and 46% ABV, each drop of the liquid earns its 2017 title in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible as Best Bourbon 10 years and over from multiple barrels. With the perfect blend of smoky,…


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LouisvilleKY-based Michter’s to Release US*1 Barrel Strength Rye

LOUISVILLE, Ky.,/PRNewswire/ — The Louisville based distiller will be releasing its Michter’s US*1 Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey this April 2019. Michter’s Master Distiller Pamela Heilmann is clearly excited. She observed, “Since I joined Michter’s, I’ve developed a greater appreciation of how good American Rye can be. I think this US*1 Barrel Strength Rye is really exceptional.” Michter’s Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson shared Pam’s enthusiasm for the release, noting, “The increased corn and malted barley used in the rye recipe really allows the barrel to transform the product into a super smooth, rich and complex rye whiskey with an elegance on…


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LouisvilleKy’s ANGEL’S ENVY announces first release in six years

ANGEL’S ENVY’S first new release since 2013, this limited edition run of 3,600 bottles, offers distinct richness with notes of hazelnut and raisins LOUISVILLE, Ky., /PRNewswire/ — ANGEL’S ENVY, the Louisville-based craft distiller that produces small batch, hand-finished whiskeys, today announced its first new release since 2013, a limited-edition bourbon finished in Oloroso Sherry casks, ANGEL’S ENVY Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Oloroso Sherry Casks. Just 3,600 bottles are available for purchase at the ANGEL’S ENVY Distillery in Downtown Louisville and select retailers in Kentucky. Beginning on February 12 there will be a limited number of reservations available through 500 Main, ANGEL’S ENVY membership platform for loyal fans,…


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LouisvilleKY’s Barrell Craft Spirits releases new line

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Barrell Craft Spirits of Louisville, KY is pleased to announce the introduction of its Barrell Craft Spirits line, a perfect complement to the Company’s award-winning batch releases. This fall, the company will introduce this premium new line in three limited releases: Barrell Craft Spirits Bourbon – a complex blend of 15-year-old straight bourbon whiskeys bottled at peak maturity Barrell Craft Spirits Whiskey – a 25-year-old American whiskey finished in Sercial Madeira barrels Barrell Craft Spirits Rum – a complex blend of 13- to 21-year-old vintage rum from Barbados, Jamaica and Guyana Whiskey reviewer Fred Minnick recently named Barrell Craft Spirits Bourbon his Best American…


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LouisvilleKY’s Angel’s Envy launches new customer initiative

The membership-driven platform will bring ANGEL’S ENVY closer to fans through personalized on and offline experiences Membership perks include: invitations to local private ANGEL’S ENVY events, behind-the-scenes videos, Q&A with whiskey experts and VIP status at the Distillery LOUISVILLE, Ky., PRNewswire/ — ANGEL’S ENVY®, the Louisville-based craft distiller that produces small batch, finished whiskeys including the highly celebrated ANGEL’S ENVY Kentucky straight bourbon finished in port barrels, today announced the launch of its consumer engagement platform, “500 Main.” The membership-driven platform enables fans to engage more directly with ANGEL’S ENVY through a combination of on and offline experiences personalized to their location and…


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LouisvilleKY’s Angel’s Envy announces new release

Only 12,000 bottles available in select markets ANGEL’S ENVY Cask Strength Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels, first introduced in 2012, was declared “best spirit in the world” by F. Paul Pacult in his 2013 Spirit Journal and given a five-star ranking in the 2015 Spirit Journal LOUISVILLE, Ky.,  /PRNewswire/ — Louisville Distilling Company, the Louisville-based craft distiller that produces small batch, finished whiskeys, including the highly-celebrated ANGEL’S ENVY Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels, has announced the limited-edition release of ANGEL’S ENVY Cask Strength Bourbon Finished in Port Barrels. This year’s expression is now available in select markets: AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL,…


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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,…