For the first time in 29 years, the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown, Kentucky will be going virtual due to health and safety of distilleries, attendees and the Bardstown community amid the COVID-19 pandemic, their the traditional live event to a virtual experience for the 29th edition of the annual bourbon festival. H
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The $1,000 for Kentucky Derby 146 celebrates Diane Crump, first female jockey to ride in The Kentucky Derby, and this year’s Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep Cup program celebrates that milestone. A limited number of them on sale now the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. Read more about this and the Kentucky Derby 146 scheduled to run in Louisville in September.
A BourbonBlog Live continues our 19th week of nightly live shows at 8 pm ET on BourbonBlog.com/live. We are offering up several rare tastes and personalities through this week starting with Tuesday, July 27.
Here is a list of our shows for the weeks from Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2020 early preview tasting to cocktails and more!
Rum-based Sōmrus Cream Liqueurs add a new Coffee Flavor to their India-inspired Somrus Chai and Somrus Mango collection with Somurus Coffee Cream Liqueur. We the first spirits and alcohol media outlet to report on the new release with tasting notes in our interview with Monica Badlani, Partner and COO of Sōmrus.
Old Forester Birthday Bourbon 2020 will be released in September as a limited-edition, 10-year-old expression for this 20th edition of the annual release from Old Forester and Brown-Forman for sale at $129.99. Here is what to expect from this year’s release.
Maker’s Mark Keeneland Bottle 2020 commemorative Bourbon whiskey going on sale on July 3 autographed by stakes-winning jockeys. This limited-edition Bourbonbottle benefiting Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF).
Tales of the Cocktail Foundation in New Orleans, Louisiana will postpone their annual conference, Tales of the Cocktail, Spirited Awards announcements, and programming until September 2020 due to issues and concerns with COVID-19 and how the pandemic is affecting the restaurant/bar industry and travel for attendees.
From live celebrity interviews to spirit journalists and the country’s top bartenders, the first, historic online event “Derby Day From Home” is being broadcast on BourbonBlog.com/live from 1 pm to 6:45 pm ET on Saturday, May 2. This was the day that would have been Kentuck Derby 146 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
Our video interview and with former UFC heavyweight champion Josh “Warmaster” Barnett and Sespe Creek Distillery’s David Brandt bout their exclusive single barrel Warmaster Bourbon, the cask strength version of Warbringer Mesquite Smoked Bourbon Whiskey.
Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky first experimental whiskey for 2020, a 12 Yeard Old Wheated Bourbon Whiskey. This wheat recipe bourbon aged for four years, cut with water, then re-barreled and left to age for another eight years.