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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

  Join us Wednesday at The Silver Dollar for Historic Flights! 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... 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 →

Washington D.C. Bars And Cigars

Rosemary and I recently spent a few days in our capital city and explored some of the great bars and cigar shops during our visit. It is a great city for both of these pleasures. We stayed at the Mayflower... Continue Reading →

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