× BourbonBlog.com interviews Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris about the $1,000 Mint Julep for the 2011 Kentucky Deby 137 during a Pre-Derby party at Prime Lounge in Louisville, Kentucky. The $1,000 Mint Julep will be made with the most exotic ingredients in the world: – Ice made of rainwater captured on the pristine island of… Read more »

Maker’s Mark Bourbon House & Lounge

BourbonBlog.com at Maker’s Mark Bourbon House & Lounge in Louisville, Kentucky. We join Bill Samuels Jr. and our Maker’s Lounge friends for a special evening celebrating Bill Samuel’s Jr., who tells us his son Rob Samuels the new COO of Maker’s Mark, has created a position just for Bill to stick around the business. We… Read more »

The Rose Julep Contest 2011

× BourbonBlog.com joins Four Roses Bourbon for their annual Rose Julep contest kicking off some Kentucky Derby 137 fun! Rory McCollister won first prize, all other contestants and their placing listed below. This was the fourth year in a row for a Varanese bartender to win the competition, and McCollister’s third consecutive win. Many of… Read more »