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Bourbon & Banter Pilgrimage Update

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As many of you know, last year we held our first-ever Bourbon & Banter Pilgrimage to the Bourbon Trail. The trip was a huge success and coming out of the trip I was dead set on doing it again this October. I began the planning process back in April and had some great ideas on to improve the trip this year and accommodate more people. We were even looking at doing a barrel selection as part of our trip. I have to admit that my target agenda was looking pretty good. But as with the best-laid plans reality decided to …

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Woodford Reserve Livestream Series

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Receive this even notice from Woodford Reserve this past week. They’re kicking off their Livestream Series with an episode titled “An Introduction to Bourbon”. Might be a bit rudimentary for most of you but I think I’m going to watch it. I’m curious to see how Chris Morris approaches the topic in a “live” format and responds to questions from viewers.  Click on the image below and it will take you to the Woodford Reserve Facebook page where you can tune into the video stream Tuesday night.  Let us know on Wednesday what you thought of the video.     …

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Mike Veach’s American Whiskey Class In Chicago

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This post is a public service announcement for all of my whiskey loving friends living in the Chicago area. Make sure to read the detail, mark your calendar and order your tickets ASAP. You don’t want to miss an opportunity to spend the day with Mike. Be prepared to have your whiskey IQ upgraded to way the hell past 11. [hr] THE AMERICAN WHISKEY CLASS with author & historian Michael Veach Tuesday, September 24th, 9-5pm at the Columbia Yacht Club, Chicago The American Whiskey Class answers every question you ever had about the native spirit of the United States, but was …

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This is How You Survive a Food & Drink Festival

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Today’s blog post is from Caitlin Van Horn from Allentown, NJ. She’s hoping that her article about surviving a food & drink festival will save countless lives and help Bourbon & Banter readers get home safely. If you would like to read more from Caitlin please let us know in the comments and make sure to share her post with your friends. If we get enough positive feedback we might just make her a regular contributor here on Bourbon & Banter. elcome to summer, sweltering season of The Festival. You’ve probably got how to survive summer musical festivals down (yes to …

Bourbon in the Blind Dinner Recap

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Thanks to everyone who came out and joined us this past Saturday for our “Bourbon in the Blind” tasting dinner. We hope you had as much fun as we did. For those of you unable to join us, here’s a quick run down of the event. The evening began with guests in the “bourbon lounge” where they had an opportunity to meet and mingle while sipping on classic Manhattan cocktails crafted from one of the evening’s featured “blind” bourbons. After everyone had time to meet each other and engage in some banter everyone was ushered into the dining room for the …

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Heading to WhiskyFest Chicago

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I’m super excited about heading to Chicago tomorrow for WhiskyFest. This will be my first time attending WhiskyFest and I’m very much looking forward to tasting a variety of whiskys – some old friends and some new. If you’re going to be attending as well please drop me a line and let’s connect at the event. If you’re not attending the event but are going to be in Chicago let me know as well. I’m always up for grabbing some drinks with fellow bourbon lovers. Those of you interested in hearing what’s going on at the event can monitor my …

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Bourbon in the Blind | A St. Louis Bourbon Tasting & Dinner

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  Bourbon & Banter is hosting a St. Louis bourbon tasting dinner on Saturday, May11th at the historic Glen Echo Country Club.  The evening will consist of a tasting of six (6) bourbons in a blind format and a bourbon-inspired gourmet buffet and dessert. Bring your friends and spend the evening learning more about America’s Native Spirit from Bourbon & Banter founder, Patrick “Pops” Garrett, and the Century Bar’s head bartender, Joe Head. The blind tasting format strips away brand label prejudice and is the perfect way for bourbon novices and aficionados to experience a wide variety of bourbons. And since …

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Blind Bourbon Tasting & Dinner – May 11, 2013

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We hope you can join us on Saturday, May 11th for our Blind Bourbon Tasting & Dinner to be held at Glen Echo Country Club in St. Louis, MO. Full details and tickets are available by clicking on the poster image below or via this link.. Purchase your tickets before April 21st and take advantage of early bird pricing. Surprise your mother with tickets for Mother’s Day or get your Father’s Day shopping done early.           

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Bourbon Across America Visits the Century Bar

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A few weeks ago we traveled up to Dayton, OH to visit the Century Bar as part of our Bourbon Across America travels.  While we’re still working on a full write-up of our visit to the bar, we thought we’d share with you a video we put together of our adventures so you could learn a little bit more about the Century Bar and why we selected them to kick off our Bourbon Across America series. Special thanks go out to Joe, Tim and George for taking time to appear in the video as well as te Century Bar owner, …