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Kentucky Owl Enters the Premium Rye Market

November 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

November 2017 By Michael Pendley | Photography Cheryl Pendley Fresh on the heels of the recently announced expanded release area for Kentucky Owl Bourbon, the Harrodsburg, KY based company has again surprised the whiskey world with the recent release of its first ever [...]

Kentucky Bourbon Festival 2017

September 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

September 2017 by Michael Pendley September is Bourbon Heritage Month. To celebrate, the city of Bardstown, KY throws a week-long, bourbon centric party for the entire world. Last year’s Kentucky Bourbon Festival saw approximately 53,000 attendees hailing from 44 States [...]

Basil & Salt’s Pecan Pie Old Fashioned

August 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

August 2017 by Michael Pendley You would be hard pressed to find a more traditional Southern classic dessert than the pecan pie. Around here, we like to add a splash of bourbon to our recipe for extra flavor. So why not combine a classic dessert with a classic cocktail? [...]

Around the world with Blanton’s Bourbon

July 13, 2017 // 3 Comments

July 2017 by Michael Pendley Even the occasional whiskey drinker is probably familiar with Blanton’s bourbon. Since Elmer T. Lee bottled those first three barrels back in 1984 and named them in honor of his long time boss Col. Albert Blanton, the familiar faceted round [...]

Absinthe of ‘Alice’

March 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Bernard Black (proprietor of Black Books) referred to it as ‘the drink that makes you want to kill yourself.’ Oscar Wilde claimed, ‘After the first glass of absinthe you see things as you wish they were…’, by which he may or may not have meant, ‘that women had [...]

Villa Massa Limoncello from Sorrento, Italy

February 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Sorrento is famous for the production of limoncello, a digestif made from lemon rinds, alcohol, water and sugar. Limoncello of Sorrento is one of the typical products of the local culture. Tradition has it that, in the early twentieth century, the great families of [...]