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LouisvilleKY’s Frazier History Museum to be Official Kentucky Bourbon Trail starting point

(Louisville, KY, September, 6, 2017) – The Frazier History Museum and the Kentucky Distillers’ Association have finalized its partnership to mutually develop a Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Welcome Center & Exhibit that will be located at the Frazier along Louisville’s famed Whiskey Row. The center will exclusively become the “Official Starting Point of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® Experiences” when it opens in August 2018, showcasing the iconic members of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® adventure and its Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® featuring the state’s micro distilleries. The interactive, state-of-the-art experience will include Kentucky Bourbon-related historical exhibits and educate visitors on why the…


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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle Bourbon Lodge Offers Educational Panels, Demonstrations with Bourbon Industry Experts

Fireside Chats Curated by The Wall Street Journal best-selling author Fred Minnick LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Forecastle Bourbon Lodge®, Forecastle Festival’s acclaimed Kentucky Bourbon Trail® outpost, will give fans hailing from all over the country access to in-depth educational panels, speakers and demonstrations with industry icons and experts. The Fireside Chats, presented by Liquor Barn and curated by The Wall Street Journal best-selling author Fred Minnick, offers an intimate, living room setting for fans wanting to engage with the industry’s best and brightest leaders, manufactures, retailers, master distillers, and more. “I believe in bourbon education, and our Fireside Chats capture…


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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle to Showcase Scarce Bourbon Expressions at Bourbon Lodge Rarities Bar

  Kentucky Conservation Projects to Benefit from 2017 Bourbon Cares Program LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Bourbon Lodge®, Forecastle Festival’s acclaimed Kentucky Bourbon Trail® outpost, will give Bourbon fans exclusive access to some rare sips this year. The new Rarities Bar, presented by Liquor Barn and curated by category director Brad Williams, will feature some of the most sought-after, limited release Kentucky Bourbon expressions, many of which are exclusive to Forecastle. In addition, the Rarities Bar will debut unique, one-of-a-kind blends, crafted by Williams and Forecastle Founder JK McKnight, available for sample only at Forecastle and purchase at select Liquor…


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LouisvilleKY’s Angel’s Envy is now part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Angel’s Envy, Louisville’s newest distillery, is also the newest member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® experience, becoming the 10th stop on the world-famous journey that showcases the state’s signature spirit. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer made the announcement Monday at the downtown site on historic Whiskey Row, where Angel’s Envy recently opened its $27 million distillery, brand home and gift shop. “The spectacular Angel’s Envy Distillery represents another unique hometown brand and an immersive Bourbon experience that will delight the 24 million tourists who visit Louisville each year,” Fischer said. “We take great pride in Angel’s Envy and our…


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In Louisville and across the Commonwealth, Holidays come early for bourbon lovers

Louisville, Ky., – For those who love bourbon, it’s Christmas in September, rather Bourbon Heritage Month for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Several tourism departments have several events, tips and advice on how to properly mark this special month. We list a couple for you: From www.gotolouisville.com: Bourbon Heritage Month is an ideal time to celebrate America’s only native spirit in the heart of the region where 95% of the special whiskey is made – Kentucky.  Special dinners and events are being held throughout Bourbon Country, including the Kentucky Bourbon Festival later this month in Bardstown, KY.  Here are some ways to…


Louisville’s Forecastle Focuses on Bourbon

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Festival, Louisville’s three-day music, art and environmental activism festival, is bringing back its Kentucky Bourbon Trail® outpost, The Bourbon Lodge, with a unique lineup of bourbon offerings, education, bourbon-inspired cuisine, and the return of the charitable partnership, Bourbon Cares. Wall Street Journal best-selling author Fred Minnick hailed Forecastle Festival as “bourbon’s most important festival for new consumers,” in 2013, praising its creation of “future connoisseurs.” Set to take place July 17–19, 2015, Forecastle will feature a diverse collection of Kentucky bourbon brands uniting to offer dozens of bourbon selections within the Bourbon Lodge, including those from…


New Bourbon Pays Homage to Louisville’s Stitzel-Weller Distillery

LOUISVILLE, Ky., – Generations of distillers along Kentucky’s bourbon trail have poured decades of time into perfecting the art of making whiskey in distilleries that have since become the place of legend.  Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, DIAGEO’s newest brand within its American Whiskey portfolio, pays homage to the artful passion and renowned craftsmanship of the celebrated Stitzel-Weller Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky. Named after the two parts of a skeleton key, the blade shaft and the ornate bow handle, Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey derives its inspiration from the Five Keys symbol that can be found…


ReSurfaced Returns to Downtown Louisville KY in June

 From Louisville Metro. . .  LOUISVILLE, Ky.  The popular ReSurfaced initiative, which transformed a vacant lot on Main Street in downtown Louisville into an art/performance/beer garden that attracted thousands of people, will reopen in June with a bourbon and local food theme. ReSurfaced: The Bourbon Edition will launch Thursday, June 4 and coincide with The Kentucky Bourbon Affair™ fantasy camp, sponsored by the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. The KDA is also a lead sponsor of ReSurfaced: The Bourbon Edition. ReSurfaced will remain open each Thursday, Friday and Saturday during June (except Saturday June 20, when a private event is planned for the…


Louisville’s Frazier History Museum Expansion Plans Include Extended Bourbon History Exhibit

Louisville, Ky. – As the Frazier History Museum moves forward with its Future Fund Phase II renovation project, Interim Director Paula Hale has announced the museum’s plans to develop an expanded Bourbon history exhibit and experience at its location on West Main Street. The $1.4 million Future Fund Phase II includes increasing classroom space, creating a more visible entrance and an expanded museum store. This project allows the museum to serve a projected 41,500 students, teachers and families annually, increasing the current number served by 13,000 and attracting approximately 10,000 new visitors to the museum annually. Phase I of the Future…