Bourbon History


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Images Of The Past: Steamboats And Bourbon

In the 1820s, steamboats revolutionized travel in America. They reduced the travel time from Kentucky to New Orleans drastically. A trip with goods to the New Orleans market in a flatboat would take from nine months to a year for... Continue Reading →

Maysville And Paducah: Two Kentucky River Towns Rich With Bourbon History

Maysville and Paducah are two river towns on the Ohio River that are rich in Bourbon History. Both are beginning to use that heritage to attract more tourism and both have some exciting plans on the table. I thought I... Continue Reading →

Steamboats And Bourbon

I received my contract to take the Bourbon Cruise on the American Queen the other day and Rosemary and I are excited to be doing this trip. We will be spending the Fourth of July on the American Queen and... Continue Reading →

How Transportation Shaped Whiskey Row

Louisville is talking a lot about Whiskey Row these days. It is being transformed into an actual distilling center along Louisville’s waterfront. The are several distilleries open and many more to come. At this time Copper & Kings, Angel’s Envy,... Continue Reading →

Life At Eight Miles Per Hour With Bourbon

The American Queen Steamboat Line offers an annual Bourbon Tour every year in early July. As a native Louisvillian I have been on the Belle of Louisville several times, but never been on an extended river cruise on a steamboat... Continue Reading →

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