BoubonBlog.com visits CMDK during the reconstruction and looks at the progress as we await the new bourbon on the block: CMDK of Owensboro, Kentucky. CMDK will be the Westernmost point on the bourbon trail. Last known it has the Charles Medley Distillery, it is now under the new ownership of Angostura, LTD of Republic of… Read more »

 
Bourbon Burger

× Carl’s Jr. and Hardees are known for innovation, edgy advertisements (like the one above and below), and often a nontraditional approach. Now, take bite of the “Kentucky Bourbon Burger.” While Hardees and Carl’s Jr are both owned by CKE Restaurants and feature many of the same products, we only have Hardee’s in Kentucky. Hardee’s… Read more »

 
Bourbon Punch on Bourbon Street at Mardi Gras

Visiting New Orleans for the Mardi Gras celebration on Bourbon Street gives us a chance to learn how to make Bourbon Milk Punch with some Basil Hayden Bourbon. We also meet some friendly Louisianans along the way in the video below.. × P.S. We are proud to feature the two songs in this video by… Read more »

 
Red Stag, New Black Cherry Infused Bourbon from Jim Beam

Jim Beam has just shared with BourbonBlog.com that it will release Red Stag, a new black cherry infused bourbon. According to Jim Beam, it will be on store shelves in June 2009. When we have more information and \ tasting notes, we will share the flavors with you.  

 
Kentucky Alcohol Tax Passes

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed into law the bill that raises taxes on alcohol and tobacco in Kentucky. Kentucky Distillers’ Association President Eric Gregory shares how powerfully the distilleries and industry pulled together in recent weeks in the video below. BourbonBlog.com thanks all of you that contacted us confirming that you were opposing these measures… Read more »

 
Kentucky Alcohol Tax Vote Will Happen Soon

I just spoke with Kristin Meadors of Kentucky Distillers’ Association and she tells that the Kentucky House of Representatives could vote on the House Bill 166 this hour. Yesterday, there was a rally to protest at the capitol building in Frankfort. Our bourbon friends including Maker’s Mark President Bill Samuels Jr., Master Distillers like Jimmy… Read more »

 
Bourbon Under Attack and How You Can Help

Members of the Kentucky Legislature are trying to quickly push through a bill to significantly raise taxes on alcohol in Kentucky. Listen to BourbonBlog.com’s audio podcast interview below as President of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association Eric Gregory explains how damaging this could be to the bourbon industry AND why your urgent action is needed by… Read more »

 
Heaven Hill Master Distiller Craig Beam Hosts Bourbon Dinner at Firefly Southern Grill

Heaven Hill Master Distiller Craig Beam hosts an “Evening of American Whiskeys” at Firefly Southern Grill in Evansville, Indiana. Elijah Craig 12 yr, Evan Williams Single Barrel, Rittenhouse Rye, and Bernheim are paired with delicious Southern food from Firefly. ×

 
Chef Michael Paley in Washington, DC

As dinner begins, we talk with Executive Chef of the Bluegrass Ball Michael Paley in Washington, DC. We originally talked with Chef Paley at Proof on Main at 21c in Louisville before he left for DC. ×

 
Walk Along the Bourbon Trail

Seven Kentucky bourbon distilleries travel to Washington, DC to present a “Walk Along the Bourbon Trail” reception for guests of the Bluegrass Ball hosted by the Kentucky Society of Washington. BourbonBlog.com interviews Eric Gregory, President of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association in the video below. ×