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.
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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.
Famed winemaker Dave Phinney’s Savage and Cooke distillery on Mare Island, California they are completely shutting down whiskey production in this time of need to focus fully on the production of hand sanitizer. Just outside of Napa Valley and not far from San Fransisco, we recently visited the distillery in early 2020 before the COVID-19 crisis.
Campari America donates $1 Million to Another Round, Another Rally, a non-profit that raises emergency funds for hospitality workers to support bartenders who are facing economic hardship due to the COVID-19 emergency. Campari also encourages patrons to donate via the virtual tip jar from home.
To support bartenders and the restaurant industry in Atlanta, New Orleans, Lexington, Brooklyn, Louisville, Los Angeles and more, Chef Edward and Maker’s Mark Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey, have launched The Restaurant Workers Relief Program to serve over 400 individuals in the restaurant industry who had recently become unemployed.
Brown-Forman Corporation donates $1 million to COVID-19 response funds for multiple locations including USBG, Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation, One Louisville, in Louisville, Kentucky. Brown-Forman produces Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Old Forester, Jack Daniel’s and other fine spirits.
Hotel Tango Distillery in Indianapolis, Indiana has taken matters into their own hands to clean yours during the Coronavirus / Covid-19 situation. Hotel Tango is also known for its Bourbon and Rye whiskeys, Wild Rum, Orangecello, and Cherry Liqueur.
Angel’s Envy Bourbon whiskey releases their oldest whiskey to date for the first time aged in Tawny Port Barrels. This limited edition release is all part of the Cellar Collection from Louisville Distilling Company.