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Heads & Tails: The Bourbon & Rye 2016 Edition

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Welcome to this week’s installment of Heads & Tails – The Bourbon & Rye 2016 Edition.

It’s been a while since we’ve shared a Heads & Tails post since putting them on hold during Bourbon Heritage Month. Now that we’re almost recovered from that party, we thought we’d give it a shot and return them to their rightful home on Fridays. We hope you enjoy this addition and find a few things of interest to share across the web and help us spread the #bourbongospel.

And if you’re up for paying a visit to St. Louis we’d love for you to join us for Whiskey In The Winter on November 12th. Several members of the Bourbon & Banter team will be attending and we would be honored to meet you and share a glass during the event. You can get more information via the feature spot below and also enter to win a pair of VIP tickets.

Have a great weekend everyone and make sure to tag us on Twitter and Instagram as you enjoy some whiskey this weekend. Cheers!

Win VIP Tickets to Whiskey In The Winter

Whiskey In The Winter is a whiskey lover’s dream. Each year there’s 300+ whiskeys available for sampling along with whiskey cocktails, whiskey-inspired food stations, and educational seminars from whiskey industry experts.

Bourbon & Banter is proud to be an event sponsor again this year and to celebrate we’re giving away two pairs of VIP tickets to this year’s event.
Learn more and enter to win a pair of VIP tickets

The Best Ticket On The Ballot

We’re not very political here at Bourbon & Banter. But sometimes you have to say enough, is enough. This year’s elections have gotten out of control, and we’re pretty darn sure there’s only one way we’re going to survive the elections. Help support the Bourbon & Rye party in 2016 by downloading our social graphics and sharing them online. Together, we can drink way through this political nightmare.
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WHISKYFEST 2017 – MARK YOUR CALENDARS

We are proud to announce the addition of Washington, DC to our line-up of events in 2016!

WhiskyFest offers you the opportunity to taste from a selection of more than 350 whiskies from around the world; many of them rare and exclusive. Meet the whisky distillers, master blenders, and other whisky experts who will be in attendance. Want to learn more about whisky? Attend free seminars conducted by distillery managers and brand ambassadors.
Learn more at WhiskeyAdvocate.com

What I've Learned About Bourbon HeaderI do not fancy myself a bourbon expert, but I realize I have accumulated a fair amount of experience buying, drinking, selling and trading them. I once heard that “intelligence is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, but wisdom is knowing that you don’t put it in a fruit salad.” I have made plenty of mistakes on my bourbon journey (and will make plenty more), but those have taught me more about the field than anything else. It’s called Bourbon & Banter for a reason, and I rarely skip an opportunity to learn from someone more knowledgeable than myself, or to be a sounding board for someone looking for advice. Some of my terrific recent conversations led to my writing this blog post, which I thought might be a helpful roadmap for those newer to the whiskey world. As I mentioned, reading something is not the same as living it, but I do believe these to be tried-and-true lessons I wish I had learned sooner. Read more…

Booze Reviews You Can Use

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” The same can be said about booze reviews. Here’s a recap of our most recent booze reviews for your reading pleasure. If you like what we’ve got to say we sure would appreciate you sharing the link with your booze loving friends.

Industry News & Updates


As the Lexington Herald-Leader reported Sunday, the Commonwealth of Kentucky used to prohibit alcohol sales in most of its 120 counties, but that has changed. The recently-compiled map shown above is already out-of-date. In elections last week, voters approved legal alcohol sales in Cumberland and Metcalfe counties, while Williamsburg and Mayfield residents voted for expanded sales.

Read more over at The Chuck Cowdery Blog.

 

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy whiskey. And that’s pretty close.

WIN A PAIR OF VIP TICKETS TO WHISKEY IN THE WINTER


Whiskey in the Winter 2016 Enter To Win HeaderNational Bourbon Heritage Month has come and gone. It’s time to give your liver a quick rest and get ready to head into our second favorite month of the year – November. Why November? Because November is when our favorite whiskey festival is held each year – Whiskey In The Winter.

Whiskey In The Winter is a whiskey lover’s dream. Each year there’s 300+ whiskeys available for sampling along with whiskey cocktails, whiskey-inspired food stations, and educational seminars from whiskey industry experts. Now in its 4th year, Whiskey In The Winter has become one of the countries premier whiskey festivals drawing whiskey lovers from across the country.

Bourbon & Banter is proud to be an event sponsor again this year and to celebrate we’re giving away two pairs of VIP tickets to this year’s event. Even if you’ve already purchased your tickets, you can still enter to win.

About the Author
Patrick

Patrick "Pops" Garrett

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Patrick Garrett, "Pops" as he's known to his friends, is the founder of Bourbon & Banter, LLC and claims the title of Chief Drinking Officer (CDO). A long-time marketing professional and photographer, Pops hopes to use his professional experience and love of Bourbon to spread the Bourbon Gospel and help everyone realize the therapeutic power of having a good drink with friends. Read Patrick's full profile.

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