Today’s Reason To Drink

Hey y’all. If you’ve been living under a rock, the new Old Forester Distillery is now open downtown! It’s a pretty cool tour that also features samples — of course it features samples, what kind of a bourbon tour would it be if it didn’t? Anyway, I got to check it out last week and […]

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For all you gin drinkers out there, remember there’s the Kentucky Craft Gin Festival on Friday, June 1, at Copper & Kings Distillery. It’s free to get in … and you can get samples with a punch card for around $10. Four other Kentucky distilleries that also make gin will be there as well, including […]

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Last week I was terribly busy (drinking), so I was unable to re-post the stories I wrote about bourbon. Anyway, here was one story I enjoyed writing — finding the five best bourbons for around $20. I stand by each of these, although I’d rather stand under them … if the caps are off.

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So we are knee-deep in Derby shenanigans, but I chose to write about margaritas. I blame it on the warm weather that finally made its way to Louisville. Plus, Derby Day is actually Cinco de Mayo — so we’ve got two reasons to celebrate! Here are Louisville’s best margaritas, and if you disagree, I’d like […]

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It’s been a week, which is why I didn’t post that much. Too busy to even get on here and say something stupid. I’ve been to two distilleries just this week, and you can read about that here and here. Right a this very moment I have to pee, and I’m too busy to even […]

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So yesterday I was out most of the afternoon at the grand opening ceremony of Lux Row Distillers in Bardstown. Along with tours and bourbon, they had a whole barbecue spread — hot dogs, hamburgers, pulled pork. I thought I died and went to bourbon heaven. Of course I stayed as long as I could, […]

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In this neighborhood edition of The Bar Belle, I staked out the bars on the upper edge of the Highlands — bars that have been around for decades and generations. Take a look at my journey to Air Devil’s Inn, Bambi Bar, Kern’s Korner and Left Field Lounge … “These four little taverns have been […]

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