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Time Is Running Out

In Banter by Patrick "Pops" GarrettLeave a Comment

Time is running out. Tomorrow is the final day of National Bourbon Heritage Month (“BHM”). The end of BHM means that our “30 Days of Bourbon, Banter & Giveaways” is also coming to a close. While we’ll continue to bring you plenty of bourbon and banter themed content every day of the week, our month long giveaway will be over. You need to act fast.

Act quickly to make sure you’ve entered for a chance to win our mega-bourbon schwag pack which we’ll select a winner for on Sunday, October 2nd at 5 PM CST. If you’ve already entered, there’s no need to register again. But we do encourage you to spread the word and invite your family and friends to enter before Sunday.


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Bourbon and Coke (Shakespeare Forgive Me)

In Banter by Lee StangLeave a Comment

Bourbon and coke. My Dad drank bourbon and coke. Every night when he came home from work. In a small juice glass. Ancient Age with coke. I remember as a kid when Dad would take me up town to the liquor store and he would get his bottle of Ancient Age. I still remember what the bottle looked like. Dad had stomach issues so he added some coke to his bourbon.

I also remember as an eight-year-old coming into the house one evening in search of a little left over iced tea in the kitchen. There it was, on the counter, a glass with some left in it. A small juice glass. I took a good long pull. Oops!! That wasn’t iced tea. Dad hadn’t finished his bourbon and coke. And that was my first taste of bourbon. My throat was burning and my eyes almost popped out of my head.


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Barbies to Bourbon

In Banter by Erin PetreyLeave a Comment

As a child, I grew up on a 90-acre farm in Anderson County, Kentucky (you all likely know it as the home of Four Roses and Wild Turkey). Our house was in the middle of a large wood, we had a handful of horses (6am barn mucking was an unfortunate daily ritual), and there were plenty of outdoorsy opportunities. Alas, even though I did enjoy the occasional splash in the creek or jaunt into the woods, I was always more interested in less messy forays. I loved books and learning but more than anything, I loved my Barbies.


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Simple, Simple Syrups & Cocktail Recipes

In Cocktails by Chrissy MartinLeave a Comment

We all feel it; those last few sad moments when you are about to finish that bottle of bourbon or whiskey. It’s always so hard to say goodbye to that delicious water of life! Especially when it could be a bottle that you really enjoy and may not be able to get your hands on for a while.

So what do you do with your empty bottles? Do you trash them, recycle them or re-use them? For me, it will depend on the bottle, some of the bottles for me aren’t worth saving, but a few are. I’ve used many of my old bottles as olive oil bottles, hand soap dispensers and most recently for my simple syrups.


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Buffalo Trace Distillery Introduces O.F.C. Range of Very Rare and Collectible Vintage-Dated Bourbons

In New Brand Releases by Patrick "Pops" GarrettLeave a Comment

FRANKFORT, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KY (September 21, 2016) – This fall, Buffalo Trace Distillery will release three unique vintage-dated bourbons honoring the National Historic Landmark’s original name – the O.F.C. Distillery. During Colonel E. H. Taylor, Jr’s tenure, the O.F.C. Distillery was renowned for producing top class whiskey. The first vintages of O.F.C. Bourbon Whiskey coming in November are sure to be collector’s items and will be offered exclusively to non-profit organizations at no charge to raise money for their causes. Although these rare whiskeys will not be available in stores or bars and restaurants, later vintages will be released to the overall market starting in the Spring of 2017.


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The Manhattan: The Story of the First Modern Cocktail Book Review

In Book Reviews by Thomas FondanoLeave a Comment

The Manhattan: The Story of the First Modern Cocktail by Philip Greene offers a richly detailed history of the ingredients and the evolution of the cocktail itself. Greene takes the reader through the myriad origin stories (spoiler alert: most of them aren’t true!) and beyond to the descendants of the Manhattan such as the Brooklyn. One of my favorite stories in the book details how the Manhattan exposed a politician’s hypocrisy and destroyed his career.