A gala and Bourbon tasting like none other as Kentucky Bourbon Festival guests meet the Master Distillers and at dine The Great Kentucky Bourbon Tasting & Gala at Kentucky Bourbon Festival 2010 in Bardstown, Kentucky. Watch this BourbonBlog.com video. We sip some Blanton’s Bourbon with John Shutt and enjoy the Gala and a special ceremony… Read more »

Simple Syrups with Todd Appel: Building the Better Cocktail

I’ll admit it. For years I have applied the 1:1 (1 part sugar to 1 part water) recipe for syrups in my cocktails. Sadly, this has been the standard in American bars for many years and who was I to rock the boat? Yet, the boat has been officially rocked by our friend, Todd Appel… Read more »

The Fig 46

In this BourbonBlog.com recipe, we explore the primary tenet of classic bartending: ‘strong, weak, sour, sweet.’ Fresh Mission Figs are a must as is dutiful application of technique. Choose those that are heavy for their size, semi firm, with no wrinkles or bruising We hope you will enjoy this offering. In the tin: Muddle 2… Read more »

Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, Bardstown, Kentucky

BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Fischer and mixlogist Stephen Dennison visit Kentucky Bourbon Distillers in Bardstown, Kentucky for a Bourbon tasting with Drew Kulsveen. They taste Willett Family Estate Single Barrel Bourbons including a 3, 8, 13, and 17 year-old along with the Johnny Drum Private Stock. As they taste, they take a private tour to view the… Read more »

Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve Review

Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve is a new Bourbon by Jim Beam which BourbonBlog.com is among the first to review in the world. The suggested retail will be around $40, which is about $10 more than the original Knob Creek. The release date is projected to ship in January 2011 and be on shelves by… Read more »

Johnny Drum Private Stock Bourbon Review

Winner of San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2010: Double Gold Medal. This sour mash is charcoal filtered, an unusual process for Kentucky Bourbons. BourbonBlog.com recommends Johnny Drum Private Stock as an excellent value at around $25 a bottle. Bourbon: Johnny Drum Private Stock Distillery: Kentucky Bourbon Distillers, Bardstown, Kentucky Proof: 101Proof, 50.5% ABV Color: Caramel… Read more »

Bluegrass Breeze Recipe, Official Cocktail of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games kicks off today with opening ceremonies, and BourbonBlog.com brings you the Bluegrass Breeze Recipe, the official cocktail of the 2010 Alltech FEi World Equestrian Games. Of course, it is made with Maker’s Mark Bourbon, the official Bourbon being served at World Equestrian Games. Recipe: 1.5 ounces Maker’s Mark… Read more »

How to Tap a Keg of Bourbon

× Large keg of Four Roses Bourbon is ready to be tapped. Watch how we tap this keg of Bourbon on BourbonBlog.com. Much better than tapping a keg of beer.

Kentucky Bourbon Trail Tour Shatters Passport Record

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association tells BourbonBlog.com that the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail® distillery tour has already surpassed last year’s record number of visitors who toured all of its legendary distilleries and completed the souvenir “Passport” program. “Breaking last year’s record is pretty impressive,” Eric Gregory, president of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association tells BourbonBlog.com. “But we’re… Read more »

Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame 2010

Don’t you wish YOU were in this Hall of Fame?  One of the highlights during the Kentucky Bourbon Festival week is the annual inductions into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame – the highest honor within the Bourbon industry a person or organization may receive. In conjunction with the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, the Kentucky Bourbon… Read more »