‘s Tom Fischer and Firefly Southern Grill Co-Owner Joshua Armstrong review the 2009 Parker’s Heritage “Golden Anniversary” Edition from Heaven Hill Distilleries in the episode below. Heaven Hill Master Distiller Parker Beam’s 50 years of bourbon making are celebrated in one bottle containing bourbon from each of his five decades. This rare marriage of whiskeys… Read more »

The Vieux Carré Classic Cocktail Recipe Demonstrated

The Vieux Carré is yet another classic cocktail making a comeback. In the video below,’s Tom Fischer demonstrates how to make a Vieux Carré using (rī)1 Ultra-premium Rye Whiskey and Hennessy Cognac VS, recipe and info below too. × The Vieux Carré * 1 ounce (rī)1 Ultra-remium Rye Whiskey * 1 ounce Hennessy Cognac… Read more »

Heaven Hill Distilleries Captures “U.S. Whisky Distiller of the Year” For The Second Consecutive Year at Whisky Magazine’s 2009 U.S. Icons of Whisky Presentation congratulates Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., the nation’s largest independent family-owned and operated distilled spirits producer and marketer, for being voted the best distiller in the United States for the second consecutive time during the presentation of Whisky Magazine’s U.S. Icons of Whisky America.  The Icons of Whisky “celebrate the people and places behind the… Read more »

Bourbon Turkey from a Turkey Expert and Podcast

Renee Ferguson, Cookbook author, guest speaker, and “Turkey Diva” joins us on As a former Butterball expert, Renee has appeared on the FOOD NETWORK’s “Throwdown!” with Bobby Flay, in Southern Living and  I recently I did an interview with her our sister website, listen to this podcast below now! Renee also shares her… Read more »

Official Cocktail of Black Friday with America’s First Bottled Bourbon – Old Forester

With Black Friday approaching, our friends at Old Forester, America’s First Bottled Bourbon, tell us they have created the “Official Cocktail of Black Friday.”  If you are going to be the FIRST shopper out the door in the morning hitting those Black Friday sales, then be FIRST person home in the afternoon who has their… Read more »

Woodford Reserve Manhattan Experience Contest Finals at Soho Mews with Esquire Magazine by Matt Capucilli

Arriving at the penthouse at the Soho Mews building in downtown New York City, I speak briefly with two attractive ladies working the front door and I follow a courtyard to a solitary elevator ride. At the top floor I’m quickly greeted with a classic Woodford Manhattan cocktail, and the first sip smoothly welcomes me… Read more »

Four Roses Mariage Collection 2009 Release Review by Tom Fischer

Whiskey: Four Roses Mariage Collection (2009 Release) Distillery: Four Roses, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky Age: 19- and 10-year-old Proof: range of 114-118, (actual bottling proof unknown) Bottle: Sample sent from the distillery, label reads “non-chill filtered” Notes:The recipe  for this bourbon includes a 19-year-old and 10-year-old bourbon and from different recipes of Four Roses.  For more on… Read more »

Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Margarita Shrimp Cocktail

The beauty of this dish is after you eat the shrimp, you truly can turn back the Margarita and finish it off as a drink. Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Margarita Shrimp Cocktail with coriander dusted grilled shrimp, avocado and jalapenos Serves 4 Ingredients: 16 Large Shrimp, peeled, de-veined, tail off 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced 2… Read more »

Baker’s Bourbon Maple Mint Julep

Baker’s Maple Mint Julep Recipe 2 oz. Baker’s Bourbon 1/2 oz. Maple Syrup 1/2 oz. Mint infused Simple Syrup Powder Sugar Crushed Ice 4 Mint Sprigs Dissolve sugar in water and bring to a boil. Add Mint Leaves and remove from heat. Refrigerate overnight. Pack a julep cup with crushed ice.  Muddle the two syrups… Read more »

Matt Jamie Bourbon Barrel Foods Owner and Founder Continues the Series on Making Bluegrass Soy Sauce Parts 3 – 5

Matt Jamie Bourbon Barrel Foods Owner and Founder and his famous Soy Sauce aged in bourbon barrels continue in this 5 part series.  The Bluegrass Soy Sauce, the only small-batch soy sauce made in America, and how it is made, come to a close in the last three episodes below. Watch the first two episodes… Read more »