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The Bar At Willett Distillery

Join us December 5th for Repeal Day at Oxmoor Farm! Rosemary and I decided to go to Willett Distillery for lunch. We were in Bardstown and we knew that they had recently opened a restaurant at the bar. The bar and... Continue Reading →

The Crunkleton, Charlotte, North Carolina

Gary Crunkleton is one of my heroes in the service industry. He is very knowledgeable about spirits and makes sure his staff is well trained as well. When a customer comes into his bar, that customer is going to leave... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Bourbon Bars

There are many lists of the best Whiskey Bars in the United States. I always take them with a grain of salt because bars, like Bourbon, are all a matter of personal tastes. However, many people have asked me about... Continue Reading →

Bottle & Bond Kitchen And Bar: Bardstown’s Latest Restaurant

Rosemary and I were invited out to the Bardstown Bourbon Company to have lunch at their new restaurant – Bottle & Bond Kitchen and Bar. The invitation included a tour of the distillery with Steve Nally and a chance to... Continue Reading →

Beaumont Inn – A Place Steeped In Bourbon Heritage

In the 19th century the Dedman family entered the Bourbon business in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The C.M. Dedman Distillery, DSP 16, 8th District, was not a large distillery. The Mida’s Financial Index of 1909 gave the distillery an “F” ranking with... Continue Reading →

Lilly’s Bistro – A Bourbon Bar With Real Bourbon Heritage

Lilly’s Bistro is a great restaurant with a Bourbon Bar. They are on the Urban Bourbon Trail which means they have over 50 Bourbons on their menu, a knowledgeable staff and Bourbon incorporated into their menu. They are a farm... Continue Reading →

Minneapolis Bourbon Scene

Recently I flew into Minneapolis for a few days to lead a panel at the Fourth Annual Whiskey on Ice festival. Sadly local laws don’t allow for the sale of alcohol and tobacco at the same place, so there were... Continue Reading →

Bourbon’s Unsung Heroes: Jason Brauner

Thursday April 26th Bourbons Bistro will celebrate its 13th birthday! I first met Jason Brauner and his business partner John Morrison at a class I was teaching as part of an adult education program at Bellarmine University in 2004. They... Continue Reading →

An Impromptu Bourbon Date Night

Rosemary has decided that with new members on the Urban Bourbon Trail and several members leaving the trail, she needed to do the trail again. Not all in one month this time and not having a Manhattan at every stop... Continue Reading →

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