× BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Fischer joins Four Roses Bourbon as the new 5,000-square-foot visitor center and gift shop opens in the video above! This is part of a $2.4 million expansion of the distillery property, which has seen significant gains in tourist visits in recent years.  Since 2004, visitors to the Four Roses Distillery have increased at approximately 35 percent each year and by… Read more »

Four Roses Named “Distiller of the Year” Icons of Whisky Award for Third Year in a Row

BourbonBlog.com congratulates Four Roses for being named “Distiller of the Year for the third year in a row! This is also the fourth time Four Roses has received this award in the last six years. In a special awards ceremony held today at the Seelbach Hotel in Louisville, Four Roses was honored by Whisky Magazine as… Read more »

Colonel Sanders Birthday Party

× While the original Colonel Harland Sanders Sanders would be celebrating 122 years on September 9th, 2012, BourbonBlog.com celebrated with this look-a-like Colonel Bob Thompson on September 8th for his real 83rd Birthday during the Kentucky State BBQ Festival. Bob is former major of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky he best look-a-like, an official spokesperson for Kentucky Fried… Read more »

Kentucky State BBQ Festival 2012 in Danville

× BourbonBlog.com joins Kentucky State BBQ Festival Founder Brad Simmons and learns what makes this BBQ Festival unlike any other in the country! Attendees actually get to taste Championship Quality from famous pitmasters including Carey Bringle, Moe Cason, Shelly Hunt, Craig Kimmel, and Melissa Cookston. At many BBQ festivals and competitions across the country, BBQ… Read more »

Fred Noe and Freddie Booker Noe in the Smokehouse at Jim Beam’s House

× BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Fischer joins Jim Beam 7th Generation Master Distiller Fred Noe and his son Freddie Noe IV in the smokehouse at the house of Jim Beam in Bardstown during Kentucky Bourbon festival 2012. They review the Knob Creek Rye with an on camera tasting and discuss Fred’s new book Beam Straight Up. Joining Jim… Read more »

Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris on 200 Years of the Distillery

BourbonBlog.com is proud to present an article from Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris on the 200 years of distilling on the site which is now known as Woodford Reserve in Versailles, Kentucky. We invited Chris to prepare this especially for you, our BourbonBlog.com readers.. This past month the Woodford Reserve Distillery celebrated 200 years of… Read more »

Video Preview of New Wild Turkey Visitor Center

× As BourbonBlog.com follows the story of new Wild Turkey Visitors Center, we join Associate Master Distiller Eddie Russell and Master Distiller Jimmy Russell at the distillery for a preview in the video above. We walk through the incredible plans and take a ride through the grounds where this impressive new Wild Turkey Vistor Center is being built in Lawrenceburg,… Read more »

Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy Russell Celebrates 58 Years

× BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Fischer joins Wild Turkey Bourbon Master Distiller Jimmy Russell in a very special toast… This week, Jimmy celebrates 58 years with Wild Turkey Bourbon! Jimmy also gives us a special welcome and all of YOU a invitation to Kentucky Bourbon Festival. Master Distiller James C. Russell has been making bourbon in Lawrenceburg,… Read more »

Meeting Colonel Sanders at Kentucky State BBQ Festival 2012

× BourbonBlog.com at the Kentucky State BBQ Festival 2012. We join friend Colonel Sanders and invite him to taste some BBQ from Carey Bringle, (Peg Leg Porker BQQ) with us. Ok, so this isn’t the real Colonel Sanders. This is Colonel Bob Thompson of Lawrenceburg and he is a look-a-like, an official spokesperson for Kentucky… Read more »

Bulleit’s Safe Ride Home Program, Kentucky Bourbon Festival 2012

If you are attending Kentucky Bourbon Festival 2012 and need a free ride home, BourbonBlog.com encourages you to take advantage of the free program that Bulleit Bourbon is offering festival attendees 21 and older. Get a free Safe Rides Home from September 12 -September 15, 2012. Providing over 1,000 complimentary rides over the past nine… Read more »