Tag Archives: Kentucky Bourbon

The Man Who Brought Bourbon Back

If you’re a bourbon lover who’s reveling in the currently thriving whiskey market, we’d like to suggest that you pour a tipple out for Elmer T. Lee next time you imbibe. It’s a fact that not too long ago the bourbon industry was in deep trouble. Lee is the man who turned it all around. Looking around […]

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Treat Bourbon Right, Or Else

  We all have that one friend, the one who insists on mixing expensive, high-end bourbon with Coke. As purists it’s hard not to get offended by such behavior. Just think of all the years a premium whiskey has to wait – patiently cradled in American oak. All those skilled hands that lovingly craft and […]

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Teach Your Friends to Respect Bourbon

  We all have that one friend, the one who insists on mixing expensive, high-end bourbon with Coke. As purists it’s hard not to get offended by such behavior. Just think of all the years a premium whiskey has to wait – patiently cradled in American oak. All those skilled hands that lovingly craft and […]

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Take this test and see how you rate. True or False: Bourbon County gets its name from the numerous bourbon distilleries located there. True or False: “Straight” bourbon must be aged in American oak for a minimum of four years. True or False: The main difference between Kentucky bourbon and Tennessee whiskey is the type […]

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Bourbon Marshmallow S’mores

Make your own S’mores with Homemade Bourbon Marshmallows. Nothing will take you back to your childhood faster than a warm gooey marshmallow. As kids we’d layer them on expertly built S’mores while surrounding a campfire. And sometimes, we’d stuff them into our mouths straight from the bag. Nobody cared that those lovely, sticky treats were […]

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The Dependable Delectable Boilermaker

Only two things make whiskey better: More of it, or chasing it with beer. A whiskey, beer back, is hardly the highlight of creative bar-tending. But as many of us know, not every beer-and-booze pairing works. Finding a perfect pairing takes a little thought. You have to be careful not to overpower the flavors in any […]

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Kentucky Watermelon

Everybody enjoys watermelon when summertime rolls around, here’s a fun and easy way to make your favorite Kentucky straight bourbon and watermelon become fast friends.   INGREDIENTS: 1 medium-sized watermelon 1 pint and a half of good Kentucky straight bourbon   PREPARATION: Place watermelon on a rimmed tray, carefully score diagonal gashes several inches apart […]

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80-Proof Amp Made of Whiskey Barrels

Whiskey and great music have always been inextricably linked. Fender continues to solidify that relationship with its limited release of the “80 Proof” Blues Junior Amplifier. Beautifully encased in repurposed whiskey barrels, the amplifier sports brass knobs and a brass control plate, plus a gorgeous leather handle. And to top it all off, the Fender […]

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Summer’s coming. You’re gonna need this frozen bourbon treat.

Hammerstone’s Bourbon Slush Meteorological signs favor a historically hot summer for 2015. Experts are predicting that there’s a strong chance of breaking into the top 25 hottest on record. With this news in mind, it’s evident that a plan is needed. A plan on how to beat the impending summer heat. Success begins with preparation; […]

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The Great Bourbon Heist – Case Solved

The case of the great Kentucky bourbon heist has at last been solved. In October of 2013, more than 200 bottles of the highly sought-after Pappy Van Winkle brand of bourbon went missing from a securely locked area of the Buffalo Trace distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky. Even before the robbery, bottles of the bourbon were hard to […]

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