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. ×

 
The Temptations Honor Muhammad Ali on His Birthday

The Temptations honor Muhammad Ali on his 67th birthday at the Bluegrass Ball in Washington, DC the night before Barack Obama’s Presidential Inauguration. The Temptations sing “Happy Birthday” and “My Girl” in the video below × Lonnie and Muhammad AliThe Temptations Honor Muhammad Ali On His Birthday BourbonBlog.com’s Tom Fischer and Lonnie Ali

 
Bluegrass Ball, Presidential Inauguration 2009 Coverage

BourbonBlog.comand The Bourbon Review travel to Washington DC for The Kentucky Bluegrass Ball hosted by the The Kentucky Society of Washington, the night before the Presidential Inauguration. We interview Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and others as we take a “Walk Along the Bourbon Trail” with Kentucky Bourbon Distillers’ Association.

 
Bourbon Oatmeal

× Bourbon whiskey will bring depth to your morning bowl of oatmeal. In this video, BourbonBlog.com‘s Tom Fischer shows how he makes his original creation of Bourbon Oatmeal. For more original recipe ideas that use whiskey, subscribe to our free email newsletter on this link. Bourbon Oatmeal Recipe – Oatmeal (either instant or real and… Read more »