Heaven Hill Distillery releases ‘pre-fire’ 27-Year-Old Barrel Proof Bourbon


Start stroking your whiskey retailer connections now, because you may want this. Heaven Hill Distillery announced the late fall release of a 27-Year-Old Barrel Proof Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. If you know the story of the Heaven Hill Springs Distillery fire in 1996, you’ve likely done the math to calculate that this whiskey […]

Copper & Kings’ new brandy cookbook features works of McGarity, Chavez-Graziano


In May, Copper & Kings Distillery hired me to manage the making of a modest cookbook of recipes and pairings using its excellent grape and apple brandies. C&K co-owner Joe Heron’s cool idea needed a great team, and, lucky me, I got one: chef Dallas McGarity (Fat Lamb, Portage House), Erika Chavez-Graziano (Cellar Door Chocolates) […]

Old Forester Distilling Co. opens remarkable Whiskey Row distillery


If you stand on the Main St. sidewalk with your back to the new Old Forester Distilling Co., you’ll see George Garvin Brown’s picture painted on the east-facing wall of Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen. From that angle, Brown’s fixed gaze peers over your head and at the 19th Century brick edifice behind you, which long-ago housed […]

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