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Bourbon Cruise 2021

When I was asked to be on the American Duchess Bourbon Cruise this year, I admit Rosemary and I were apprehensive about doing the cruise. Covid 19 is still out there and at this time it Is as strong as... Continue Reading →

Bourbon Destination Louisville

Back in the 1990s, no one thought of Louisville as a Bourbon tourism destination. When the Courier-Journal published an article on the best Bourbon bar in America in the mid-1990s, the bar was Delilah’s in Chicago. Even when Bourbon tourism... Continue Reading →

North Carolina Artisan Distilleries

This past November, I was invited by Ken Bernardo to be part of a fundraising event in the memory of his father who died of heart disease, for the American Heart Association in Charlotte, North Carolina. I flew in early... Continue Reading →

Chattanooga Whiskey Distilleries

Rosemary and I recently took an American Queen Steamboat cruise that started in Chattanooga. We arrived on Sunday afternoon to check-in for the trip and found we had an afternoon free to explore the city. We decided to visit two... Continue Reading →

Manhattans Across Manhattan

Recently Rosemary, Maggie and I made a trip to New York City to do some research. I decided that I was going to have a Manhattan cocktail at every bar I went to and find the best Manhattan in Manhattan.... Continue Reading →

New York City Cigar Scene

There’s no shortage of things to do in New York City - unless you are planning to smoke a cigar. Existing cigar lounges are grandfathered in to the smoking ban there - unlike in Louisville - so the few cigar... 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 →

Life At 12 Miles An Hour With Bourbon 2018

The American Queen Steamboat Company has a new riverboat – The American Duchess. In May she made her first Bourbon cruise from Cincinnati to Memphis. This cruise was different from the one in July for several reasons. First we travelled... 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 →

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