Ignore the stats, you’re not drinking too much

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear gives daily 5 p.m. updates on the state's COVID-19 news.

Are you thinking what I’ve been thinking, that we’re all drinking too much alcohol since this whole stay-at-home-order came down? I know your thoughts because I’ve heard you share them—from proper social distances, of course—and I’ve read them on social media. Many claim they’re drinking lots more than usual because of the ennui creeping into […]

Old but so good: Four Roses 2019 LESB dazzles

Four batches of mingled Four Roses bourbon in line, and the final result, the 2019 Limited Edition Small Batch, at the top.

I’ve heard more than a few prominent master distillers say they don’t like bourbon aged much past 9 years. They say it gets too bitter, oaky, tannic, etc., that the bloom of youth—those terrific fruit notes our noses and palates crave—disappear; that at that age, the barrel becomes a sarcophagus for the whiskey, no longer […]

Pu shows fusion, pairing chops with Taiwanese and American whiskey dinner

Fried Chicken

I don’t write much about Louisville restaurants much anymore, but when invited to a Taiwanese dinner paired with American whiskey, I’m not saying no. I knew this was too good to pass up. Ming Pu, executive chef at The 502 Bar & Bistro in Prospect knows a thing or two about both subjects. When war […]

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