Early Times Kentucky Whisky tells BourbonBlog.com that the second Mint Julep Artist Search Contest has concluded and Early Times is welcoming back a former bottle artist Celeste Susany  as this year’s winner with (bottled pictured to the left). After receiving dozens of entries from across the country, Celeste Susany of Saratoga Springs, NY was chosen as the winner… Read more »

Mad Men Season 5 Old Fashioned Cocktail

Don Draper and his colleagues of Mad Men return Sunday March 25th on AMV for the premiere of season 5 of “Mad Men.” BourbonBlog.com suggests a retro cocktail recipe inspired by the 1960’s based series made with Four Roses Bourbon. Food authority and cookbook author, Rick Rodgers, is taking modern cooking back in time with his… Read more »

Knob Creek Rye Cocktails

BourbonBlog.com shares two cocktails with the new Knob Creek Rye! Knob Creek Rye will be released in March 2012 in select markets and nationally in July 2012 at a suggested retail price of $35.99 for a 750ml bottle. Knob Creek Rye & Honey Ingredients: • 2 parts Knob Creek Rye • 1/4 part Fresh Lime… Read more »

Tim Couch Marker’s Mark Bottle 2012 Commemorative Limited Edition Bourbon

Maker’s Mark tells BourbonBlog.com that as they join Keeneland and embark on the 16th edition of its signature charitable bottle series to raise money for charity, they will once again teaming up to honor and support their friends at UK HealthCare. This year’s limited edition bottle will celebrate UK football great Tim Couch, who will… Read more »

St. Patricks’s Day Brunch Cocktails

For brunch the morning after St. Patrick’s Day or to celebrate with the on the night of St. Patty’s Day for your parties. BourbonBlog.com suggests the following:   French Lass 2 oz CAMUS VSOP Elegance 1 oz Irish crème liqueur Chocolate shavings Build over ice and garnish with chocolate shavings.   Top O’ the Mornin’… Read more »

“Little Bitty Bourbon” Article in Time Magazine

  BourbonBlog.com toasts Time Magainze for their coverage of craft distilleries making bourbon whiskey! Look for the “Little Bitty Bourbon” article by Katy Steinmetz in the March 12, 2012 issue of Time. The article explores American craft distilleries making bourbon under the subtitle, “Mini-distilleries sweeping the country are remaking the recipe for America’s native spirit.” Seven years… Read more »

Stetson Bourbon Review

When whiskeys and spirits are branded under names by fashion companies or celebrities, we have to question if there is flavor behind the marketing. John B. Stetson Bourbon is a new 4 year old Straight Kentucky Bourbon from the legendary American company famous for hats and western apparel. This bourbon lives up to Stetson’s reputation… Read more »

Limestone Branch Distillery Joins Kentucky Distillers’ Association

Kentucky Distillers’ Association tells BourbonBlog.com that Limestone Branch Distillery has joined the ranks of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, the Commonwealth’s voice on spirits issues. The small batch Craft distillery is producing a variety of whiskies from heirloom white corn grown on its Marion County property. The first offerings will be T.J. Pottinger corn whiskey and… Read more »

Urban Bourbon exhibit opens at the Kentucky Derby Museum

Beginning a yearlong celebration of bourbon, Kentucky Derby Museum tells BourbonBlog.com that the new Urban Bourbon exhibit presented by Four Roses Distillery has opened. This week, the exhibit premiered for an evening ribbon-cutting ceremony and special event in the museum’s Great Hall Urban Bourbon features several interactive sections while showcasing the importance and history of bourbon in… Read more »

Distilled Spirits Epicenter to Open in Downtown Louisville, Kentucky

Building on Kentucky’s rich distilling history, the Distilled Spirits Epicenter will open in April in downtown Louisville, where it will provide a unique facility for creating custom vodkas, whiskeys, rums, moonshines and more. This education and training center and artisan distillery were created by Flavorman custom beverage company founder David Dafoe. It establishes the first… Read more »