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.
Churchill Downs of Louisville, Kentucky, and Woodford Reserve are helping Kentucky Derby fans celebrate Derby at home on May 2, 2020, with a virtual horse race, Bourbon whiskey presentations, and NBC is re-airing past Kentucky Derby race runs. While the rescheduling of Kentucky Derby 146 will still be in September, this will be a fun way to start the celebration!
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.
Sonoma-Cutrer introduces the Vintage 2018 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir with Woodford Reserve®Barrel Finish as part of its acclaimed Winemaker’s Release series.
To keep sharing the stories of Bourbon and all things spirited during COVID-19, we are bringing friends together in our new series called “Quarantine Drinking Team” on our BourbonBlog Instagram channel.
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.
Lexington, Kentucky’s Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co, makers of Kentucky Bourbon Ale beer and Town Branch Whiskeys, are using their own alcohol supply to produce hand sanitizer and provide it free of charge during the Coronavirus crisis.