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49 min ago | Post-gazette.com
Don McGinnis traces his finger along the top edge of a wooden barrel on the factory floor while a sea of workers around him cut planks of oak, position staves to form a circle, and char the insides of the liquid-tight containers. As he and family members have done for decades, Mr. McGinnis' inspection of the 600 wooden barrels that are produced daily at the facility is a critical part of the quality control process that's made McGinnis Wood Products a highly sought-after supplier of wooden barrels for alcohol producers worldwide.
3 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com
The Centennial Festival of Riverboats, a commemoration of the 100th birthday of the Belle of Louisville, will feature a variety of musical and performing acts, powered by Louisville Gas and Electric Company. The Kentucky Center curated the musical lineup with a close eye on authentic, river-inspired genres -- carefully orchestrating the music roster to set the tone for the event.
8 hrs ago | WAVE-TV Louisville
Nationally and internationally, the Bluegrass is known for its bourbon. Tuesday a celebration began in the self-proclaimed Bourbon Capital of the World in Bardstown, Kentucky in honor of the Commonwealth's rich bourbon history.
12 hrs ago | Examiner.com
1792 is a smooth, deep honey-colored, handcrafted spirit, which is distilled in Bardstown. Finally, it is aged for eight years in new charred oak barrels, before it hits the stores.
13 hrs ago | WGBH
Ian Glomski outside his home in Charlottesville, Va., where hops grow in his garden. He quit an academic career in microbiology to start a liquor distillery.
Wild Turkey master distiller Jimmy Russell takes a sip of bourbon drawn from the barrel at a warehouse near Lawrenceburg, Ky. on Aug. 22, 2014.
Need proof? As holiday gifts a couple years ago, I made a variation of Alexandra Wentworth's recipe for Binky's Bourbon Nips.We served bourbon balls as wedding favors and organized a visit to Buffalo Trace distillery for our wedding guests. Not that I even need an excuse to talk about bourbon, it just so happens that September is National Bourbon Heritage Month , and I thought it would be appropriate to share a few fun facts about the "Official Spirit of America."
The ninth and newest stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail includes a new visitors center on Fitzgerald Road in Shively. It is called the Bulleit Frontier Whiskey Experience.
Any type of fermented grain, in fact, can be used to make whiskey, and the practice of aging whiskey for better flavor has been practiced for centuries. Whiskey is made in Ireland and Canada too, but if American whiskey is made primarily with corn - at least 51 percent corn - then it can be legally classified as Bourbon.
Jimmy Russell, left, Wild Turkey's master distiller, pours a sample of the bourbon Aug. 22 for a visitor at the distillery near Lawrenceburg, Ky. During his 60 years in the bourbon-making business, Russell has seen his duties expand to become brand ambassador for Wild Turkey.
Don McGinnis traces his finger along the top edge of a wooden barrel on the factory floor while a sea of workers around him cut planks of oak, position staves to form a circle, and char the insides of the liquid-tight containers. As he and family members have done for decades, McGinnis' inspection of the 600 wooden barrels that are produced daily at the facility is a critical part of the quality control process that's made McGinnis Wood Products a highly sought-after supplier of wooden barrels for alcohol producers worldwide.
Sometimes our government gets it right. On August 2, 2007 the U.S. Senate declared September as National Bourbon Heritage Month in a unanimous decision.
One of the festival's supporters for over a decade, Bulleit will again provide free safe rides home for attendees 21 and over. As part of a focus to bring awareness to the importance of responsible drinking, the safe rides home program reminds guests to always designate a sober driver and drink in moderation.
Officials with Louisville Distilling Co., maker of Angel's Envy bourbon, say they'll soon begin construction of a long-planned urban distillery on Main Street. "All I can tell you it is moving forward; we closed on the property permitting is underway," he told WDRB in a phone interview Thursday.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:09 pm
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