Winter Storm Juno Bourbon Stockpile Advice

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To all of our friends in the path of Winter Storm Juno please stay safe, warm and well stocked with your favorite bourbon. Here’s a map from with the most recent snow predictions along with our stockpile recommendations. Based on year’s of liquor industry research we feel confident that these stock levels will get you through at least 24-48 hours of being stuck in your home due to snow and bad weather conditions.  Good luck!



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Bourbon Events – February 2015

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Looking for something to do in February related to bourbon?

At the end of each month we’ll be posting a  summary of what’s coming up the following month so you can begin planning your next bourbon adventure. But don’t be shy. You can come back anytime and visit the Bourbon Events calendar page to make sure you don’t miss a thing. We’ve just started asking folks to share their events with us so don’t worry if there’s only a few things listed this month–the list will grow.


Women Who Whiskey @ Gamlin Whiskey House
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm
Women Who Whiskey @ Gamlin Whiskey House | Saint Louis | Missouri | United States
Think whiskey is just a man’s drink? Think again! Join us February 4th in the Barrel Room at Gamlin Whiskey House for a Women & Whiskey dinner and pairing event. February’s event features Daniel Fort[...]
Feb 5 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
With its latest “Legends Series” event, the Kentucky Derby Museum features rare bourbons and Buffalo Trace Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley February 5, 5:30 – 7:30 P.M. Hosted by the museum’s “Bourbon Authority” and noted whiskey[...]
Bacon & Bourbon (2nd Annual) @ Memminger Auditorium
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm
Bacon & Bourbon (2nd Annual) @ Memminger Auditorium | Charleston | South Carolina | United States
   The 2nd annual Bacon and Bourbon, a celebration of two of America’s most sought after flavors. The event, which became an instant favorite among local foodies and bourbon lovers alike, is scheduled for Saturday,[...]
Chocolate & Whiskey Tasting @ Gamlin Whiskey House
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm
Chocolate & Whiskey Tasting @ Gamlin Whiskey House | Saint Louis | Missouri | United States
Join us for a chocolate and whiskey tasting. The evening will include 4 chocolate and whiskey pairings. Tuesday, February 10, 2015 7 pm $35 per person More info     
Feb 13 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Four Roses Bourbon will host its 8th annual Four Roses Flower Hour on Friday, February 13 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Nanz & Kraft Florist in St. Matthews (141 Breckenridge Lane). The special Valentine’s Day shopping[...]
Buffalo Love @ Buffalo Trace Distillery
Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Buffalo Love, a unique dinner featuring Buffalo Trace’s award-winning bourbons and sumptuous cuisine. We’ll delight your senses with food paired with our world-renowned spirits. 6:00 p.m. – Optional Tour. 7:00 p.m.[...]
Texas on the Rocks @ Austin Music Hall
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Texas on the Rocks @ Austin Music Hall | Austin | Texas | United States
It’s Valentine’s Day y’all! Get your boots on! and come get your drink on! Thanks to legendary Texas vodka maker Tito Beveridge, and the many who have followed in his bootprints, Texas has become a[...]
Bourbon Classic @ Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 20 – Feb 21 all-day
Our 2015 weekend-long event delivers education and entertainment exclusively focused on the Bourbon enthusiast. Hundreds of Bourbon enthusiasts will gather in Louisville, the gateway to all the heritage and innovation of Kentucky’s Bourbon Country, to[...]
Kentucky Derby Party @ Gamlin Whiskey House
May 2 all-day
Kentucky Derby Party @ Gamlin Whiskey House | Saint Louis | Missouri | United States
Join us for the Kentucky Derby! Mint Julep Specials! Hat Contest all day long. MORE INFO COMING SOON              



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Fighting Cock Bourbon Review

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Welcome to another installment of our tasting series on lower shelf bourbons. Bourbon & Banter contributor, Thomas Fondano, will be trying out and commenting on bourbons priced under $20. Knowing that not all sub-$20 bourbons will be great, Thomas will be adding a new category to our standard tasting notes – Straight, Old Fashioned or Manhattan  – to see whether a classic cocktail improves on a straight tasting. We hope you enjoy this new series of reviews and hope you’ll help us shape future reviews by letting us know in the comments what sub-$20 bourbon you’d like us to review next.

Today I’m reviewing “the bad boy of bourbon.” These are not my words. From the Heaven Hill website:

The bad boy of Bourbon is bottled at a robust 103 proof, but its 6 years of aging smooth out the feathers real well. Through award-winning packaging and point-of-sale, and a unique and irreverent marketing campaign, Fighting Cock appeals to both male Gen X-ers and serious Bourbon lovers alike.

The “kickin’ chicken” has been a favorite throughout the South for years.

As a male Gen-Xer, I think I’m supposed to hate being a target market. I’m also not a bloodsport enthusiast. But I suppose what’s in the bottle is more important than what’s on the label.


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Bourbon Desktop Wallpaper Collection

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Just a quick update to let you know that we’ve finally archived our complete collection of bourbon desktop wallpapers into a single file for easy download. Follow the link below to download all of the images for free. And if you like them, we’d love for you to share the word with other bourbon lovers in your life.

Bourbon Desktop Wallpaper Collection Vol. 1



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