I am forever grateful for the day I learned of mint julep (crushed ice, mellow Bourbon, simple syrup and fresh mint, all muddled together in a silver julep cup) variations thanks to the annual Four Roses Rose Julep Cocktail Competition, which returns for its 15th running this Thursday, March 1 at Mellwood Arts Center. I was not a fan of the classic drink until I tried one of the variations with chocolate. Four Roses and the Kentucky Derby Festival have partnered together again this year to find out which of eight Louisville bartenders will deliver the best twist at the Kentucky Derby Festival’s “Festival Unveiled” event, beginning at 5 p.m.
Enjoy three favorites with B3 Bash: A Celebration of Bacon, Bourbon, & Beer which will benefit Kosair Charities, on Saturday January 20 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave. Guests will enjoy bacon creations by 15 local chefs and restaurants, signature cocktails from Four Roses Bourbon and Woodford Reserve, a variety of craft beer from West Sixth Brewing, and wine from Old 502 winery.
Master distillers’ decades-long experience lays foundation for Bourbon industry’s future.
Making good Bourbon takes a long time. So does making a master distiller. These artisans of alcohol must learn every aspect of the Bourbon business, and once they rise to the top, they tend to stay there — often for decades. Continue reading Bourbon in Transition
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Bars and restaurants along Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue are mixing up holiday-inspired cocktails for the chance of being named champion in fourth-annual Four Roses Holiday Bourbon Battle. Continue reading Choose your favorite cocktail in annual B-town Road Aglow Bourbon Battle competition
The Louisville Visual Arts Association’s third-annual Bacon Ball is leaving the Louisville Water Tower site for more a spacious pen at Oxmoor Farm, located just behind Oxmoor Mall.
Last year’s event drew 1,200 bacon lovers, requiring the switch to a larger venue. Continue reading May 18 Bacon Ball moves to Oxmoor Farm to handle swelling crowd
Four Roses Bourbon cocktail battle kicks off holiday season (Nov 23 – Dec 2)
Bars and restaurants along Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue are mixing up holiday-inspired cocktails for the chance of being named champion in Four Roses’ third annual Holiday Bourbon Battle.
Continue reading Kickoff the holiday season: bourbon cocktail battle