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.
It’s the magic season of Derby in Louisville – a time to enjoy entertainment of all sorts along with special eats and drinks. Why not do it in a roof garden? The Brown Hotel, 335 W Broadway, is offering an evening of Kentucky traditions during a Bourbon Bluegrass Picnic in the renovated roof garden at the Brown Hotel this Friday, April 27.
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We’re a little late on reporting it, but we still thought it was worth sharing. People traveling out of Louisville, Kentucky can now buy packaged bourbon (as of December 2017) at the airport beyond the security checkpoint and carry their purchase on board with them.
“We’re so excited to work with Paradies Lagardère to provide this carry-on option to travelers, especially those visiting to enjoy the state’s Bourbon craft,” said Karen Scott, Interim Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority in a press release. “Whether you’re arriving or departing – this allows visitors to have a taste of Kentucky.”
The following brands are currently available for purchase at the Distillery District Marketplace: Angel’s Envy, Bulleit, Evan Williams, Four Roses, Jim Beam, Knob Creek, Maker’s Mark, Old Crow and Wild Turkey. Additional selections are expected to be available in the coming months.
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
Our Fall 2016 issue of Food & Dining Magazine is now available on newsstands and online!
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The Urban Bourbon Trail (the origins of which Carla Carleton discusses in the Winter 2015 issue of Food & Dining, Louisville Edition, now on the newsstands for pickup) has a few requirements for membership: the restaurants and bars have to have been open at least one year, they must stock at least 50 different Bourbons, and they must use Bourbon in some of the dishes they serve. To push that last requirement a little bit further, several restaurants are having special Bourbon dinners in the near future. Continue reading Bourbon dinners abound in the next week
I. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Buck’s Restaurant & Bar, 425 W. Ormsby Ave., will host Willie Pratt of Michter’s Whiskey, for the September meeting of the Bourbon Brotherhood, a loose organization of people who like Bourbon and want to know more about it.
Pratt is a master distiller with 40 years of experience in the whiskey business. He is popularly known as “Dr. No” by the Michter’s salespeople for his insistence that his whiskey not be released until it is aged just right. Attendees can talk with Pratt over appetizers and food. Cost is $10 at the door. RSVP to email@example.com. Continue reading 3 Upcoming Dinners
Tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 13, Bourbons Bistro, 2255 Frankfort Ave., will host a four-course Wild Turkey Bourbon dinner to recognize Wild Turkey’s master distiller Jimmy Russell’s 60 years in the industry.
At the dinner, Russell will sign bottles of Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary commemorative Bourbon, which has been released in his honor. Bottles may be purchased at Liquor Barn St. Matthews, 4301 Shelbyville Rd. Continue reading Bourbons Bistro to fete distiller Jimmy Russell