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Jefferson’s Bourbon | A St. Louis Bourbon Dinner & Tasting

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Update: Here’s a recap of our dinner with Trey Zoeller of Jefferson’s Bourbon. Bourbon & Banter is excited to announce our next St. Louis Bourbon Dinner & Tasting will be held on Thursday, November 15th at the historic Glen Echo Country Club.  The dinner will consist of a gourmet 4-course meal tailored to the evening’s selections from Jefferson’s Bourbon portfolio of whiskeys. First Course: Smoked rainbow trout on marble rye crostini with horseradish mousse and capers. Second Course: Baby spinach salad with warm bacon dressing, accompanied by sweet potato haystack, crumbled gorgonzola, dried cranberry and spiced walnut. Third Course: Duet plate with …

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Winners, Winner & A Bourbon Dinner

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Good Monday morning to everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. It was a busy one for us at Bourbon & Banter HQ. We spent a lot of time putting the final touches on the Bourbon Pilgrimage for this Thursday and couldn’t be happier with how it’s all coming together. And of course we continued to celebrate reaching 1,000 fans on Facebook. (Quick shout out to Nicole Morris for being fan 1,000!) We also drew the 5 winners of the Kentucky Bourbons poster giveaway. It’s our pleasure to send a copy of the poster to each of the …

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2012 Bourbon Heritage Month Events In Louisville

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For those of you looking for even more ways to celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month here’s a roundup of some things going on around Louisville in the month of September. Corbett’s: An American Place is hosting a four-course meal inspired by Disney’s Beauty and the Beastmusical and infused with Four Roses bourbon on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Guests will meet Four Roses Brand Ambassador Al Young and have a chance to win tickets to see The Beauty and the Beastat the Kentucky Center in October. The dinner is $75 per person plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, call (502) 327-5058. Equus and Jack’s Lounge will celebrate Monday, Sept. 24 …

2012 Bourbon & Banter Pilgrimage Official Tour T-Shirt

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The final design of the 2012 Bourbon & Banter Pilgrimage t-shirt is here. Everyone who joins us on the tour in October gets one of these in their VIP Gift Bag. There’s an ever growing list of really cool things that are going into the VIP Gift Bag but I think these shirts are going to be one of the highlights. If you’re joining us in October I hope you like what you see. And if you like what you see but haven’t signed up for the tour I have only one question: What are you waiting for? Check out …

Hey Louisville, why don’t you join us for a bourbon dinner?

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As you know the Bourbon & Banter Pilgrimage will be arriving in Louisville on Thursday, October 11th in anticipation of our official tour on Friday the 12th.  While the tour is going to be unbelievable I know that many of our friends already live in the Louisville and aren’t interested in joining us for the full tour. To allow everyone a chance to partake in the Bourbon & Banter festivities I’m happy to offer a select number of tickets for purchase to each of the tour’s VIP dinners. Here’s a quick run down of the dinner details. Bourbon’s Bistro (SOLD OUT)Friday, …

2012 Bourbon Pilgrimage Schedule Changes

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As of today we are just over two months out from the 2012 Bourbon & Banter Pilgrimage to Bourbon Country. As I continue to finalize some additional details I can’t beging to tell you how excited I am about the tour we’ve got planned for everyone. Whether your a newbie to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail or an experience veteran there’s something for everyone. I’d like to let everyone know that we recently made some changes to our tour schedule and the distilleries that we will be visiting. We’re super excited to announce a visit to Jim Beam’s new multi-million dollar …

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Bourbon Across America

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Today I’m excited to announce a new project I’m under taking here at Bourbon & Banter. I’m calling it Bourbon Across America. The project’s goal is to explore how people across the country are experiencing bourbon in their daily lives both personally and professionally. As part of the exploration I plan on featuring bourbon bars across the country as well as photos and stories by bourbon lovers themselves.   Bourbon is America’s spirit and I’m looking forward to what a closer look at it will show us about ourselves. I hope that you’ll enjoy the journey and get involved as …

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Every Bourbon Pilgrimage Deserves A Bourbon Barrel

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With the 2012 Bourbon & Banter Pilgrimage open for registration I thought I’d give you a sneak peak into some of the trip details over the next few months. To kick things off I thought I’d share a photo of this kick-ass mini bourbon barrel that I received from our good friends over at Bluegrass Barrels.  They were kind enough to provide me with the barrel so I could test it out and provide my readers with an in-depth review of their product. That review will be done over the next several weeks and I can’t wait to share with …