To celebrate the spirit of crafting the ultimate cocktail during the Manhattan Experience and Craft of the Ultimate Manhattan Contest with Woodford Reserve and Esquire magazine, Esquire magazine’s resident mixologist David Wondrich has developed the Esquire Manhattan featuring Woodford Reserve. The cocktail recipe is as follows: 2 oz. Woodford Reserve bourbon 1 oz. Cinzano red… Read more »

Bourbon Whiskey and Boston Water, a Curious Story by Chris Middleton

Water is the alpha and omega in whiskey making. From fermentation to bottling, its ubiquity persists to the moment of consumption, sweetening and diluting whiskey in soft drinks and ice. Occasionally this symbiotic relationship can produce a fascinating story. One hundred and fifty years ago such an occurrence happened between Bourbon whiskey and Boston water… Read more »

Cider Manhattan by Jeromy Edwards

Jeromy Edwards of Back Stage at Theater Square Marketplace was the top winner with this Cider Manhattan for the Kentucky competition of Manhattan Experience by Woodford Reserve and Esquire Magazine. To learn more about the event in Louisville and the Manhattan Experience, click here. Recipe follows below 2 oz. Woodford Reserve .5 oz. Antica Vermouth… Read more »

A Visit to The Knob Creek House during the Knob Creek Drought

Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe invites to the Knob Creek House in Clermont, Kentucky for some Knob Creek Bourbon Whiskey. Whiskey Professor Bernie Lubbers stops by and we all ponder how much longer we can survive the Knob Creek Drought? × According to Jim Beam, the new batch of Knob Creek Bourbon Whiskey… Read more »

Woodford Reserve and Esquire Magazine’s Manhattan Experience

Woodford Reserve bourbon and Esquire magazine have teamed up to give bartenders and people across the country the chance to become the master of the Manhattan by submitting their recipes on Tonight at 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, the Manhattan Experience discovered the best Manhattan in Kentucky by voting Jeromy Edwards (in photo below)… Read more »

Bourbon, Cigars and Jazz with Heaven Hill at Kentucky Bourbon Festival 2009

There is no night like this one with Heaven Hill Bourbons and Camacho Cigars at The Kentucky Bourbon Festival 2009. We’re enjoying the night with our friends Heaven Hill Master Distillers Craig and Parker Beam in the video below. × Special thanks to Larry Kass, Joshua Hafer, Craig Beam and Parker Beam.

Celebrating Tom Bulleit’s induction to the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame 2009 is invited to a celebration of Tom Bulleit’s induction to the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame at Spalding Hall in Bardstown, Kentucky in the video below. × Special thanks to The Bulleit Family, Diageo, Mike Manning and Proof Media Mix, Spalding Hall,  and Joshua Durr. Filmed during Kentucky Bourbon Festival 2009.

The Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame 2009

The Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame honors seven new inductees for their service to the bourbon industry in a ceremony during the Kentucky Bourbon Festival 2009. joins the Kentucky Distillers’ Association at the historic Wickland Mansion for the ceremony in the video below. × This year’s inductees are: * David M. Beam, Jim Beam… Read more »

Distillery Live 2009 with Laphroaig and Maker’s Mark watch it now on

Watch the rebroadcast of Distillery Live 2009 below with Laphroaig Distillery Manager John Campbell, Maker’s Mark Master Distiller Kevin Smith and special guest John Hansell of Malt Advocate. Distillery Live 2009 was held this year at Maker’s Mark in Loretto, KY and celebrated the intrinsic relationship between Laphroaig and Maker’s Mark – specifically the maturation… Read more »

Governor Steve Beshear Visits The Great Kentucky Kentucky Bourbon Tasting and Gala at the 2009 Kentucky Bourbon Festival interviews Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear on his visit to The Great Kentucky Kentucky Bourbon Tasting and Gala at the 2009 Kentucky Bourbon Festival. Tonight, Gov. Beshear is honoring First Lieutenant Clint Hooker, who became the 1,000th person to complete the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Watch our interview with this Fort Campbell pilot and the Governor… Read more »