Danielson leaves Churchill Downs for exec chef post at Dant Crossing and Log Still Distillery

Chef David Danielson and Tim Laird, showing off their 2019 food and drink book, "Bourbon Country Cookbook."

The micro-niche of distillery restaurants just got a little bigger, but much more significant. Longtime Churchill Downs executive chef, David Danielson, was chosen to head up food and beverage operations at Dant Crossing and Log Still Distillery in Gethsemane, Ky. The young bourbon tourism hot spot’s assets include three separate cushy bed-and-breakfast facilities, The Amp […]

2021 Maker’s Mark CommUNITY Batch is a bottle you want this holiday season

Maker's Mark 21 Community bottle

For the second year running, Maker’s Mark has partnered with the LEE Initiative to release its second CommUNITY Batch Bourbon. Born of Maker’s Private Selection custom barrel program, this bottle features a mingling of 40 specific Private Selection recipes created by 40 whiskey groups from across the U.S. and the United Kingdom. This isn’t a […]

Like bourbon and Bardstown? You’ll like this new book I wrote on both

Rebirth Bourbon Book cover

The bourbon boom has been good to Kentucky, but especially to Nelson County., home to more than a third of the state’s whiskey production. As bourbon’s popularity has soared, the quaint city of Bardstown (pop. 13,500) has witnessed a tourism explosion. Or, perhaps better put, it’s enduring one. Bardstown has loved and welcomed tourists for […]

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