Buffalo Trace Distillery, Frankfort, Kentucky – photo courtesy Buffalo Trace 1792 Ridgemont Reserve and Buffalo Trace were once bourbon drinking buddies, but not exactly cousins or brothers. Now after a $334 million dollar transaction between Sazerac and Constellation Brands Inc., these two bourbons are little closer. The New Orleans-based Sazerac Company is the parent company… Read more »

Jim Beam Jule-Up

Jim Beam Jule-Up Recipe(1 part = ½ oz.) 4 parts – Jim Beam 3 parts Simple Syrup 3 parts Fresh Lime Juice 6 each Fresh Mint leaves (Medium size)

New bourbon on the block is CMDK of Owensboro, Kentucky

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. ×