Exploring Nelson County’s abandoned T.W. Samuels Distillery

Exploring Nelson County’s abandoned T.W. Samuels Distillery At the end of the 19th century, Kentucky’s Nelson County was the undisputed bourbon capital of the world. No other region even came close. By 1896, roughly 26 distilleries spread throughout the county were actively distilling, aging, bottling and distributing whiskey for national consumption. But over the decades,…

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Welcoming Louisville’s Angel’s Envy Distillery to The Kentucky Bourbon Trail ®

Welcoming Louisville’s Angel’s Envy Distillery to The Kentucky Bourbon Trail ® On a recent Monday afternoon, reporters, camera crews, politicians and members of Kentucky’s bourbon industry all gathered on Main Street in downtown Louisville across the street from Slugger Field to celebrate another bourbon milestone. The excitement was palpable. For many, this was the first…

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Buffalo Trace unearths ‘bourbon Pompeii’ of 1873 distillery on Kentucky River

During some recent renovation at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, KY a discovery was made of huge historical significance. What the workers unearthed were the foundations of an old bourbon distillery dating back to the 1800s. It began earlier this year in April when they found brick pillars and remnants of walls, and then in…

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Bourbon’s Best Ambassador – Wild Turkey’s Jimmy Russell

Bourbon’s Best Ambassador – Wild Turkey’s Jimmy Russell On a recent sunny afternoon at the Wild Turkey Visitor’s center, a guest and bourbon enthusiast was idly browsing the gift shop when he suddenly spotted Jimmy Russell. One of bourbon’s most recognizable faces was quietly perched in his usual spot – a tall stool right next…

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Toasting to Bourbon Pioneer George Garvin Brown on his Birthday

  Toasting to Bourbon Pioneer George Garvin Brown on his Birthday You probably won’t find too many parents who settle on “Garvin” when naming their children, but that name has a long history and a deep connection with bourbon lore. If you’ve ever enjoyed a single drop of straight bourbon whiskey in your life, you…

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Kentucky’s Exploding Culinary Scene

Kentucky’s Exploding Culinary Scene For years, Kentucky’s best known restaurant was a charming little place called The Beaumont Inn. Located in historic Harrodsburg, The Beaumont lays claim to being the state’s oldest family-operated bed & breakfast. The quaint main dining room has been serving timeless Bluegrass classics liked fried chicken and country ham since 1845.…

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