Today’s Reason To Drink


The final part of my Wide World of Whiskey series came out today, and I’m kinda both sad and happy all at once. And that’s without a Xanax.

I’m sad that it’s come to an end. I had fun talking, learning and sipping whiskeys from around the world. But I’m happy that I now know a lot more than when I started. And this thing can live on in cyberspace.

I could have written a book on the topic, and I kept all my notes in case I end up doing that at some point. But in order to write a book, I think I’d have to visit each country for myself. Don’t you think? Just need someone to foot that bill.

Wanted: Sugar Momma who likes to travel and doesn’t mind going on distillery tours. Must love bourbon.

Anyway, here’s a link the the entire series … in case you’re bored and “Jeopardy” is a rerun.

Wide World of Whiskey Part 1: Bourbon vs. Tennessee Whiskey

Wide World of Whiskey Part 2: Bourbon vs. Irish Whiskey

Wide World of Whiskey Part 3: Bourbon vs. Scotch Whisky

Wide World of Whiskey Part 4: Bourbon vs. Canadian Whisky


Today’s Reason To Drink

Perry is the man!

Went to a ceremony today honoring Stitzel-Weller’s longtime employee, Carroll Perry — or just Perry to most. He’s been working at the Shively distillery for 47 years and now is the gate keeper for the Bulleit Experience. He’s the first guy you’ll meet when you pull in to do a tour.

Here’s a quick write-up of the morning press conference.

I was so eager to get back and write the story, I didn’t even stay for a bourbon tasting. I think I should win something for that.

Today’s Reason To Drink

Fill that tub up with some bourbon!

Got a chance to check out the new Bourbon Pompeii tour at Buffalo Trace last night, and it is simply amazing. Definitely worth the trip — and best of all, tours are free!

Here’s a piece I wrote about it, including some photos.

I sipped some E.H. Taylor Small Batch as I walked around the space, making it an even more delightful experience. It’s what Taylor would have wanted … and expected.

Drinking bourbon before noon at Lux Row Distillers …

The Blood Oath is quite tasty.

Here’s the story I promised you about the brand new Lux Row Distillers in Bardstown. The distillery is slated to begin distilling by winter, and it’ll be open to the public hopefully before Derby.

I got a sneak peek of the construction site — and a few samples of the existing Luxco bourbon — Wednesday morning around 10 a.m. One might think it would be jarring to drink delicious bourbon so early, but it’s really not.

Read the story here.

Today’s Reason To Drink

I ordered the beer to make the photo look more authentic.

There’s a new pizza joint in town, and it goes by the name of Butchertown Pizza Hall. I took a quick trip there for lunch yesterday and loved what I saw and put in my mouth. The place is run by the guy who opened the now-closed Papalinos Pizza in the Highlands, so if you liked that type of New York-style pizza, you’ll like this.

Here’s more from my visit. The best part is, they have a full bar and pizza by the slice.

Pizza. It’s not just for breakfast anymore.