Tag: Kentucky

10 Top Louisville Bars + Interviews with Steve Beam at Limestone Branch & Jeremy Johnson & Hannah Kandle at Meta

My Winter 2014-2015 feature for Distiller Magazine on Louisville, KY, with a 11-page print spread, my photos and three articles: My article on 10 of Louisville’s great bars An interview with Steve Beam at Limestone Branch Distillery An interview with Jeremy Johnson and Hannah Kandle at Meta All three articles here. More of my Kentucky food and drink recommends here.… Read more →

On the Road in Kentucky Visiting Bardstown, Frankfort & Lexington Distillers

Recently catching up on new restaurants, bars, and breakfast spots in Louisville during my second visit in two years, I also trekked to eight distilleries from Bardstown to Lexington, a mixture of “the big guys” (Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace) alongside small batch, craft distillers, including Kentucky Bourbon Distillers/Willet, Limestone Branch, Town Branch, and Barrel House Distilling Co. Here’s a photo journey through my two days… Read more →

4 Top Dining & Cocktail Spots in Louisville

Bourbon. Baseball. Bluegrass. The Derby. These all immediately come to mind when thinking of Kentucky. After my return visit this snowy, grey March, I also think of rolling hills in the historic town of Bardstown – home of Stephen Foster, of burgeoning, small distilleries popping up all over the countryside, of bluegrass families singing around the Galt House for the Itchin’… Read more →

The Charming KY Town of Frankfort + Breakfast-ing in Louisville

Back again in Bourbon Country, catching up on new restaurants and bars since my visit one year before. While visiting eight distilleries from Bardstown to Lexington, I particularly enjoyed a lunch in the historic town of Frankfort (home to Buffalo Trace Distillery) and fueled up on breakfast and coffee in Louisville before long days of spirits judging/tasting. RICK’S WHITE LIGHT… Read more →

Louisville Adventures in Beer, Tea, Cocktails, Coffee, Whiskey, Chocolate & Food

Kentucky: land of bourbon, the Derby and Mint Juleps. I’m ever delighted to return to the South, even as I’m connected to some areas more than others (ah, New Orleans, my love). I recently spent a week in Louisville, on the judging panel for ADI’s (American Distilling Institute) annual awards. It was an honor to judge with key spirits and… Read more →