As you might imagine, the title tells it all. The Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival was basically Heaven for one Day with over 5,000 people in attendance a la.venue in Manhattan!!  We joined Art of the Drink’s Anthony Caporale’s Hayden Lynch for The Bourbon Bloggers Panel Discussion that was moderated by Festival Director and… Read more »

From New York, we’ve hit Blue Smoke and The Brandy Libary

It’s 10:50 am on Saturday morning, we are fixing to head to the Festival and I  wish we had the time to post some video up of what we covered last night as we arrived in Manhattan. Be watching for it, but here is a quick update… We started off last night in the famous… Read more »

World’s First Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Cocktail from

× Beer, Bourbon and BBQ are three American favorites that you may have consumed all in the same weekend, but how about in one delicious and hearty drink? Watch the video above as Mixologist Stephen Dennison and Host Tom Fischer create the first ever cocktail (perfected recipe underneath). For more unique cocktail recipes,… Read more »

Saffron Vodka and Tarragon Vodka, Podcast interview with Mike Sherwood of Sub Rosa Spirits

Click above to stream our podcast interview with Oregon distiller Mike Sherwood, a Renaissance man that was inspired to bring the first ever spirit with toasted cumin, coriander and natural saffron to the market in his Saffron Vodka. Both the Indian/Moroccan themed Saffron Vodka and his Tarragon Vodka are catching the attention of taste buds… Read more »

What is Bourbon worth to Kentucky & the world? First-Ever Economic Impact Study of Bourbon Industry

We would answer that question, “it is priceless.” The Kentucky Distillers’ Association tells that Kentucky’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry pours hundreds of millions into the Bluegrass economy and is a statewide leader in job creation, according to a new study just released. The study was conducted by University of Louisville Economist Dr…. Read more »

Old Rip Van Winkle Bourbon in Fishspread?

I’m sitting here with my friend Brad Kerrick co-publisher of The Bourbon Review Magazine and we are enjoying Shuckman’s Fish Co. & Smokery’s Bourbon Smoked Salmon Spread made with Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year old Bourbon, 107 proof. This amazing Bourbon brings the creamy, delicate fish flavor out of the ocean and into Kentucky… Read more »

Kentucky Native Bun Cake with Maker’s Mark

Sandra Davis, author of That Special Touch, the official Maker’s Mark cookbook, just shared this Maker’s Mark dessert recipe for Kentucky Native Bun Cake with! Kentucky Native Bun Cake 1 (18.25-oz) package yellow cake mix with pudding 4 eggs 2/3 C vegetable oil 1/3 C water 1 (8-oz) carton sour cream 1/2 C firmly… Read more »

Maker’s Mark Hot Fruit Salad

Sandra Davis, author of That Special Touch, the official Maker’s Mark cookbook, just shared this Maker’s Mark dessert recipe with! Medium can sliced pineapple Medium can peach halves Medium can apple rings Medium can pear halves Medium can apple halves Sauce: 2 Tbs flour 1/2 C brown sugar 1 stick butter 1/2 C Maker’s… Read more »

First Blue Corn Vodka, a podcast interview with Distiller Olha Dolin

The world’s first “Blue Corn Vodka” is distilled by Don Quixote Distillery & Winery of Los Alamos, New Mexico. We interview Master Distiller Olha Dolin and inventor of Blue Corn Vodka in this podcast below, which was actually inspired in part by a trip Olha and her husband Ron took to Buffalo Trace Bourbon Distillery… Read more »

New Buffalo Trace Saloon Website and “Bourbonbunnies”

Buffalo Trace Bourbon just launched a new website at, complete with interactive features for Buffalo Trace drinker including games, recipes, the opportunity for women Bourbon drinkers to submit their photo as a Bourbunny. Buffalo Trace Brand Manager Kris Comstock tells, “I like that folks can join and participate on this new website. They… Read more »