OUTFIT YOUR BOURBON BAR FOR $135

Looking to stock (or restock) your home bar doesn’t mean you have to take out a second mortgage. Here are 5 bottles you should have on hand to give a broad flavor profile, suitable for drinking neat or in a cocktail, and that won’t break the bank. Maker’s Mark 46 $28.99 750mlI splurged here over … Continue reading OUTFIT YOUR BOURBON BAR FOR $135

MAKER’S MARK AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

A few years ago, I received probably one of the best FREE gifts ever – a membership in the Maker’s Mark Ambassador Program. Oftentimes in life, “you get what you pay for”. This program is an exception to that motto. What’s in it for you? You’ll get insider news and invitations to events. For example, … Continue reading MAKER’S MARK AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

TOUR AND TASTING: MAKER’S MARK

A few years back, my youngest daughter turned 21. As her birthday drew near, I asked, “Are you planning on getting together to celebrate with your friends? Perhaps a fishbowl?”  She replied, “actually, I was hoping we could celebrate as a family – in Kentucky – and take in a distillery or two? After beginning … Continue reading TOUR AND TASTING: MAKER’S MARK

SPRINGTIME. DERBY TIME. JULEP TIME. 

Nothing ushers in the advent of springtime more than the start of horse racing's triple crown - The Kentucky Derby. And there is no better cocktail to usher in the spring racing calendar than its classic cocktail - the Mint Julep.    Official Bourbon and Drink of the Kentucky Derby Brown-Forman has held the keys … Continue reading SPRINGTIME. DERBY TIME. JULEP TIME.