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LouisvilleKY’s Brown-Forman Named Distiller of the Year

Old Forester Recognized With Distillery Manager of the Year LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Whisky Magazine has named Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BFA)(NYSE:BFB) the Distiller of the Year and recognized Juan Merizalde Carrillo of Old Forester Distilling Co. as Distillery Manager of the Year at the 2019 Icons of Whisky America Awards held in New York. The Icons of Whisky are the annual industry awards organized by Whisky Magazine that recognize the very best people and places in the whiskey business around the world. The Icons of Whisky Awards America are presented annually as part of the Whisky Magazine Awards. “We are honored to receive…

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Jim James of My Morning Jacket to Perform With Louisville Orchestra

Louisville, KY – The Louisville Orchestra is delighted to announce that Jim James of My Morning Jacket will perform with the Louisville Orchestra on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 8PM at the Kentucky Center. Scheduled as part of the Orchestra’s “Classics Series” sponsored by Brown-Forman, the concert, titled “Kentucky Classics,” was already announced and is currently on sale. James will perform with the orchestra in a set of his original songs orchestrated by LO Music Director, Teddy Abrams. The two have hoped to collaborate for years in an orchestral performance. The concert on April 7, 2018, also features the orchestra performing a Louisville premiere…

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Louisville Ky’s Brown-Forman releases 1st bourbon in two decades

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Brown-Forman (NYSE: BF-B) will introduce the company’s first new bourbon brand in 20 years with the release of Coopers’ Craft. This new bourbon will be available in select markets this summer and celebrates the company’s more than 70 years of barrel-making and wood expertise as the only major distiller that owns its own new barrel cooperage. Brown-Forman founder George Garvin Brown began bottling bourbon nearly 150 years ago and recognized the important role of the barrel and the impact wood has on bourbon. Based on his vision, Brown-Forman established its own cooperage in 1945….

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Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over is officially underway in Louisville Ky

FRANKFORT, Ky., – If you drive impaired in Jefferson County and surrounding counties … beware. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS), Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Brown-Forman joined other Louisville Highway Safety Committee team members from highway safety and health-related agencies to kick off the holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign today at Fourth Street Live in Louisville. “Although agencies place an emphasis on enforcement throughout the year, this campaign brings heightened awareness of the impaired driving issue that tends to increase during the holiday season,” said KOHS Executive Director Bill Bell.  “We want drivers to…

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Louisville Ky’s Concertmaster to retire with special show

Louisville, KY – Teddy Abrams and The Louisville Orchestra present The Bach Effect as part of the 2015-16 Treyton Oak Towers Coffee Concerts and the Brown-Forman Classics Series at the Kentucky Center on Friday, November 6 at 11 a.m. and Saturday, November 7 at 8 p.m. This German and Austrian program allows the audience to travel through time as Music Director Teddy Abrams deconstructs Johann Sebastian Bach’s influences on classical music, including pieces by Strauss, Mozart, Wagner and more. A FREE concert preview, one hour prior to each performance will prepare audiences for what they will hear in the theater. Single…


Louisville Orchestra to present free season preview

Louisville, Ky., – The Louisville Orchestra, led by Teddy Abrams, presents a free Season Preview concert at Iroquois Amphitheater on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 7 p.m. The Louisville Orchestra offers this free public performance to invite community members to sample music from the 2015-2016 Classics Series and Coffee Concert Series. Music Director Teddy Abrams designed this concert to feature highlights from the 2015-2016 Classics Series sponsored by Brown-Forman and the Coffee Concert Series sponsored by Treyton Oak Towers. Works featured include: Stravinsky’s Russian Dance fromPetrouchka, which will be performed with the Louisville Ballet on March 4 and 5; Beethoven’s…

Actors Theatre of Louisville Announces 2015-2016 Season Lineup

From Actors Theatre… Today, in the midst of preparations for one of the nation’s most influential festivals of new work, the Humana Festival of New American Plays, Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein proudly announce Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 2015-2016 Season. The lineup features an exhilarating range of stories including; a work by famed playwright August Wilson, a madcap take on a Gilbert and Sullivan crowd-pleaser, a critically acclaimed hard hitting drama, a charmingly inventive Broadway hit for the whole family, and the return of two of the most popular and beloved holiday shows in the city….

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You have to be kidding… bacon and ice cream?

Yes, you read correctly, bacon and ice cream! It’s actually called The Blind Pig and it is delicious! I know, it sounds like a weird combination. But the salt in the bacon offsets the ice cream just enough to create a tasty treat for the palate. The desert was one of the creative culinary tasty treats at tonight’s third annual ” Exceptional Chefs Celebrating Exceptional Education. The event was held at the community center at Tom Sawyer Park in Louisville Kentucky to benefit The Carriage House, a school that’s been recognized for their success  integrating children with autism and other…

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New Life on Whiskey Row

The bottom line on Whiskey Row was always about one thing — making a deal with Todd Blue. And what a deal he got. Today the city announced a deal that will preserve the facades on all seven buildings along Whiskey Row on Main Street.  A group of investors led by Steve Wilson and Laura Lee Brown saved the day, spending $4.85 million to make Blue go away and getting the city involved (to the tune of $1.5 million) along with the Downtown Development Corporation. Blue bought the seven buildings for $4.3 million back in 2007 with plans to develop…