The Brown Hotel hosted Wild Turkey’s Master Distiller Jimmy Russel last Friday for a wonderful bourbon and bluegrass event on their roof garden patio.
Guests enjoyed a beautiful sunset with banjo music and cocktails from Wild Turkey alongside delicious hot browns, barbecue, and sides like sriracha coleslaw in addition to other tastes before headed inside to hear Russell speak about the Wild Turkey distilling process and guided tasting, including Matthew Mcconaughey’s small-batch line of bourbon, Longbranch — which was very smooth and my favorite. Kentucky Straight Ice added to the unique exerience with premium ice branded with the Wild Turkey logo (see photos below.)
You can see the Facebook Live Broadcast of most of Russel’s discussion and tasting here.
In the midst of all the Derby excitement, Fourth St Live! Brings back the annual PIg and Swig where families can descend on the entertainment district for a plethora of tastes and live music from Whiskey Bent Valley Boys, Southern Sirens, and Small Time Napoleon Band. The third-annual Pig and Swig features smoked meats, eats and many craft beers and bourbons to taste on Saturday, April 28, from noon to 8 p.m.
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April showers might drive you inside, but there’s plenty to do and taste at Westport Whiskey & Wine this month. Tastings from breweries and distilleries or classes provide an enjoyable refuge from the rain as you learn something new for prices ranging from $5 to $25. I’ll be learning to make the perfect Old Fashioned on April 11 with Maker’s Mark Distillery Diplomat Thomas Bolton , and you’re welcome to join me.
Tonight, Wednesday, April 4, 6 to 9 PM. is Bar Night. They will have special cocktails, discounts on flights, Conundrum wine by-the-glass and special beers. The rest of the month features special tastings and classes. Some require reservations, which can be made at Continue reading for April’s schedule. Continue reading April Showers Bring Tasting Hours: Whiskeys, Wines and Beers! Oh My!
Copper and Kings, 1211 E. Washington St, will present a showing of the 2000 comedy Chocolat Friday at 7 p.m. and mirror the protagonist’s intention to tempt you with chocolate delicacies by offering 3 tastings of Copper and Kings spirits paired with Art Eatables fine chocolates. The event is for 21 + and tickets are $15.
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Mint Julep Experiences announced yesterday that they have expanded to serve the growing Nashville, Tennessee tourism industry. Owners Sean and Lisa Higgins utilized their 10 years of experiential tourism expertise to create memorable experiences on the Tennessee Whiskey Trail® and beyond. Two distinct day-long Tennessee whiskey adventures will start this April departing from downtown Nashville, five days a week. Continue reading Mint Julep Tours Expanding to Nashville
Match’s Cigar Bar at 147 E. Main St. in New Albany will soon be a new bourbon bar and lounge called Double Barrel, owned by Michelle Ray and Courtney Cain. The two women will hire five new staff members in addition to keeping the current staff from their mobile bartending business “Naked by Sunday,” which they started last year to fill in at events. As required in Indiana, the brick and mortar building will allow their mobile bartending services to offer cash and open bars at events like weddings. They plan to open the brick and mortar by the end of March.
Continue reading Double Barrel opening in former Match’s Cigar Bar in New Albany
On Sunday, we reported that the Derby Festival Poster Unveiling and Four Roses Rose Julep Cocktail Competition will happen tomorrow, Thursday, at Mellwood Arts Center at 5 p.m. The floodwaters have claimed another event as victim, and this event has been rescheduled for March 15 at the Mellwood Arts Center – still at 5 p.m. with all other details remaining the same.
Get ready to watch chefs compete for the title of “Top Chef” with Louisville, Lexington and Lake Cumberland serving as the backdrop. Bravo network’s culinary show “Top Chef” will be filming season 16 right here in the Bluegrass State.
Continue reading Bravo’s “Top Chef” Coming to Kentucky for Season 16
Chef Edward Lee’s newest concept Whiskey Dry opens today on 4th St. Live! He said this bar has been two years in the making, and a lot of thought went into expanding the discussion from the obviously popular bourbon to a discussion about the world of whiskey.
Continue reading Whiskey Dry Opens: Chef Edward Lee and Stacie Stewart Describe the Journey
Jeptha Creed – a craft distillery founded by mother and daughter Joyce and Autumn Nethery and located in Shelbyville, Kentucky specializing in bourbon, whiskey, vodka and moonshine – announced on January 22 they are the official vodka of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Festival.
Continue reading Jeptha Creed Announced as the Official Vodka of the Kentucky Derby Festival