8 Fun Facts About the New Copper & Kings Distillery

There’s the new car smell, new shoe smell and the new distillery smell—a lovely aroma of fresh wood, copper and sweet alcohol dripping off the shimmering still. At Copper & Kings Distillery, near a slaughterhouse in the Butchertown District of Louisville, I picked up a … Continue reading8 Fun Facts About the New Copper & Kings Distillery

Bourbon Heritage Month: Q&A with America’s Bourbon Mayor

When I listened to Greg Fischer during a 2010 mayoral debate, bourbon didn’t come up. But, little did he or anybody else know that the whiskey would become one of his most-successful platforms. Since taking office, Fischer has done more for the bourbon industry than … Continue readingBourbon Heritage Month: Q&A with America’s Bourbon Mayor

Forecastle Just Became Bourbon’s Most Important Festival for New Consumers

Sometimes, it’s a bad idea to go into a story with it already written in your head. Such was the case with the Forecastle Music Festival and its new highly anticipated Bourbon Lounge, showcasing 12 distilleries’ whiskeys. I envisioned a story of “Distillers vs. Rock … Continue readingForecastle Just Became Bourbon’s Most Important Festival for New Consumers

Top Louisville Bartender Leaves for Southern Wine & Spirits

Gary Gruver was cut from the cloth of old school bartenders. As a managing partner and head mixologist of Louisville’s popular Martini’s Italian Bistro, Gruver made a name for himself winning cocktail contests around the country, including the Bombay Sapphire competition that landed him in … Continue readingTop Louisville Bartender Leaves for Southern Wine & Spirits