’18 Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame Class Includes a ‘Beloved Tour Guide’

This year’s Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame includes a “beloved tour guide,” according to a joint press release from The Kentucky Distillers’ Association and the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. The organizations did not release the names of this year’s inductees. The release hinted one is a … Continue reading’18 Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame Class Includes a ‘Beloved Tour Guide’

Tennessee Senator: Bourbon ‘Sucks’

Kentucky Bourbon history “sucks,” according to one Tennessee state senator. Speaking at the Tennessee Whiskey Trail launch party, Sen. Bill Ketron declared Tennessee whiskey history is “deeper” than Kentucky bourbon, whose history, Ketron said, is “barrels on a wagon and the whiskey changing color.” That’s … Continue readingTennessee Senator: Bourbon ‘Sucks’

One Proud Author: Maker’s Mark’s First Lady Enters the Bourbon Hall of Fame

When the Kentucky Distillers Association announced its only 2014 member of the Bourbon Hall-of-Fame, I received several texts, emails and phone calls congratulating me. No, I wasn’t inducted into the HOF. The lone inductee this year is Marjorie Mattingly Samuels, the woman behind the naming … Continue readingOne Proud Author: Maker’s Mark’s First Lady Enters the Bourbon Hall of Fame