× 137 of them. During Kentucky Derby week this refers to: A. Mint Juleps consumed this week; B. Celebrities in sight; or C. Times the Kentucky Derby has been held. As you await for the “all the above” option, here is a brief recap of BourbonBlog.com‘s fourth annual extensive Kentucky Derby Coverage of stories and… Read more »

Great Steamboat Race in Louisville, still tickets left!

The Kentucky Derby Festival’s annual Great Steamboat Race with Four Roses Bourbon was scheduled to be held during Kentucky Derby 2011, but due to high water is being rescheduled for this Wednesday, June 29, 2011. Tickets are still available for purchase, call direct at 1-866-636-0068. Ride the Belle of Louisville cost $130 and include food… Read more »

Early Times Bottle Artist Search for 2012 and interview with Marita Walizer

× 2011 marked the first year Early Times held a nationwide contest where artists submitted their original artwork for consideration to be featured on the Early Times Mint Julep commemorative bottle (pictured LEFT). Marita Walizer of Oklahoma City, OK was chosen as the winner for her artwork entitled “Derby Cheers.” BourbonBlog.com interviews Marita the video… Read more »

Maker’s Mark Caricature Bottles at The Julep Ball with Rob Samuels

× Have you ever seen a blank label on a Maker’s Mark Bottle? Maker’s Mark Bourbon COO Rob Samuels tells BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Fischer how Maker’s Mark is using raising money for James Graham Brown Cancer Center with caricatures being drawn on Makers bottles at The Julep Ball. Rob also shares the story of Maker’s Mark… Read more »

Urban Bourbon Trail Cocktail Contest at Maker’s Mark Bourbon House & Lounge

× BourbonBlog.com at Maker’s Mark Bourbon House and Lounge for the Urban Bourbon Trail Cocktail Contest in Louisville Kentucky featuring mixologists/bartenders from all the Urban Bourbon Trail destinations who are competing to win. As Maker’s Mark Lounge hosts this inaugural contest, they invite BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Fischer to be a judge. After tasting around 10 brilliant… Read more »

Four Roses “Social at the Silks”

× BourbonBlog.com joins Four Roses Bourbon and Master Distiller Jim Rutledge at Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar & Lounge, Galt House in Louisville for “Social at the Silks.” Jim tells us that due to the rain and serious high water, the annual Great Steamboat Race has been rescheduled for June 29, 2011. Thus, for this night,… Read more »

Taste of Derby

× BourbonBlog.com at Taste of Derby, on the eve of the Kentucky Oaks 137. The evening celebrates and showcases cuisine of popular horse racing destinations across the country, where masterful chefs from these cities serve samples of their signature dishes, while guests also enjoy unique wines paired with the chefs’ regional offerings, and mix and… Read more »

Bobby Flay brings expertise of Bobby’s Burger Palace to Taste of Derby

× Chef Bobby Flay knows how to make a tasty “Bobby Flay Burger.” Bobby’s Burger Palace is proof of this, so he’s joining us at the Taste of Derby 2011 to judge competing restaurants and their burger recipes this Derby event in Louisville, Kentucky.

Kentucky Oaks 2011

× BourbonBlog.com at the Kentucky Oaks, Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky. On the eve of Kentucky Derby 137, we watch the Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbred fillies. While Tom puts his money on Bobby Flay’s “Her Smile,” it turns out that Plum Pretty wins Kentucky Oaks 2011. Plum Pretty’s Jockey was Martin Garcia, trained… Read more »

Barnstable Brown Gala 2011

× BourbonBlog.com returns to Barnstable Brown Derby Eve Gala and interviews with Wynonna Judd of The Judds, Larry Birkhead, Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn, supermodel Nikki Taylor, Taylor Dayne, Chilli of TLC, and Fred Thompson. The Barnstable Brown Gala benefits the Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes and Obesity Center. Filmed by Allan Ramsey.