September 2015

Review: Bulleit Bourbon

September 21, 2015
Review: Bulleit Bourbon

If you’ve ever met Tom Bulleit, the man behind his namesake bourbon and rye whiskies, you know he personifies the classic Southern gentleman: genteel, charming, funny, engaging and smart. A visit to his office at Louisville’s legendary Stitzel-Weller Distillery is akin to a back porch session with an old friend, even when you’re one of […]

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For Four Roses’ new master distiller, it’s all about quality control

September 8, 2015
For Four Roses’ new master distiller, it’s all about quality control

From my story in Business Lexington … When Brent Elliott learned in June that he’d be the next master distiller at Four Roses Bourbon, the news was delivered with about as much ceremony as a dictated memo. His bosses called him to a meeting in which he was told the brand’s veteran master distiller, Jim […]

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A Day at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival

September 3, 2015
A Day at the Kentucky Bourbon Festival

One has to be a misanthrope not to like a good festival. Whether the crowd is blue-collar, blue-blooded or both, assembling a large slice of humanity for the consumption of food and drink as well as socializing is about as good as it gets. Soak it all in something as beloved as bourbon, and you […]

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