In the midst of Derby week madness, a friend and I took a short trip east to the Jeptha Creed Distillery for a little rest and relaxation. Pulling up to the beautiful distillery building, we were greeted by a gorgeous old Ford and other vintage vehicles. The gleaming presentation continued as we entered the gift shop and lobby. Turning to the right, a beautiful bar called to us and we sampled some drinks while we waited for the tour to begin, although we skipped the paninis and small bites for fear we wouldn’t have time to finish them. I had a strawberry melon slushie (strawberry puree, melon liquor, Jeptha’s Ne Oublie bitters, Jeptha’s honey vodka), and my friend had a bloody mary with bacon salt on the glass as bartender Mackenzi Kyeoehlein told us how everything is made mostly from Jeptha Creed farm produce, but the few things that are outsourced come from local farmers.
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.
It was announced yesterday that Chef Edward Lee’s awaited third Louisville, KY restaurant, Whiskey Dry will open on February 10, 2018. The restaurant is Lee’s vision for his ideal bar, with a menu of creative and chef driven burgers and shareable comfort food paired with over 200 whiskeys from around the world. Whiskey Dry will debut at Fourth Street Live!, a dining and entertainment district on Fourth St. between Muhammad Ali and Liberty St. Whiskey Dry will be open seven-days-a-week from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (The bar will be open until 3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.) Be sure to check back next week when Food & Dining will be sharing a sneak peak through photography and an interview with Chef Lee. Continue reading Chef Edward Lee’s Whiskey Dry to Open February 10 on 4th Street Live!
Chef and restaurateur Edward Lee, who operates Milkwood and 610 Magnolia in Louisville and Succotash in Washington, D.C., is planning another restaurant, a casual dining spot, at Fourth Street Live. To be called Whiskey Dry, Lee’s new restaurant will be a casual burger and whiskey bar with a “chef-centric point of view.” Continue reading Edward Lee plans Whiskey Dry in Fourth Street Live