2023-2024 Drink Local

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a guide to Kentucky Spirits

drink local

2023

ON THE COVER

Founded by the father-and-son team of Lincoln and Wes Henderson, Angel’s Envy Distillery produces bourbons and ryes with intriguing, complex flavor profiles. These spirits make a perfect base for creative cocktails. page 22

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Louisville’s Local Seltzery offers specialized cocktails and mixers

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Perfect your home bartending skills with these bourbon and rye cocktail recipes courtesy of Angel’s Envy

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A bourbon primer, the history of bourbon and more can be found in these reads

Publisher + Editor-in-Chief STEPHEN M. VEST Associate Editor PATRICIA RANFT Assistant Editor DEBORAH KOHL KREMER Contributing Editor TED SLOAN Creative Director REBECCA REDDING Business Manager BARBARA KAY VEST Senior Account Executive LINDSEY COLLINS Account Executive KELLEY BURCHELL Account Executive TERESA REVLETT KENTUCKY MONTHLY (ISSN 1542-0507) is published 10 times per year by Vested Interest Publications, Inc., 100 Consumer Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601. Periodicals Postage Paid at Frankfort, KY and at additional mailing offices. Kentucky Monthly is printed and distributed by Freeport Press, New Philadelphia, Ohio. kentuckymonthly.com ad@kentuckymonthly.com 1.888.329.0053
BOOKS, BREWS & BOURBON Maysville’s Kenton Stories with Spirit is a bookstore with more 8 BEYOND BOURBON
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What could be more inviting than a cozy bookstore in a charming town? How about one that serves coffee, wine and beer and is known for its bourbon slush?

Entering Maysville’s Kenton Stories with Spirit through the front door feels like receiving a warm hug from an old friend. A large selection of books, art by local artists, comfy leather furniture, a menu loaded with delicious food, and the warm boutique bar in the back are the are the components of a perfect day.

The shop is owned by Bruce Carlson of Carlson Software, the international headquarters of which are just down the street. But the idea of the shop

was the brainchild of Dee Werline, the store manager, and her husband James “Skip” Werline, a well-known local artist. The couple had owned a fine art gallery in Cincinnati and envisioned a community gathering place in Maysville that combined art, books and libations. They had long admired Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar in Asheville, North Carolina, so they took their friend Bruce to see this memorable bookstore, along with its champagne and wine bar.

“Bruce owns the building, and he liked the idea of an independent bookstore in Maysville,” Dee said. “He fell in love with Battery Park and said, ‘Let’s do this.’ ”

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They began working on the concept of the store and remodeling the building in 2020, but then COVID-19 hit, and Dee had some serious health problems that delayed the process. After weathering those setbacks, everything finally came together, and the bookstore opened in May 2021.

Maysville residents see the shop as a valuable addition to the downtown area.

“We have known Dee and Skip for a long time and have watched the store grow from the beginning, back when it was just an idea,” said Bob Hendrickson of Maysville. “And Bruce Carlson is a huge investor in town and has made Maysville what it is today.”

Anthony Chamblin not only is the director of marketing for Carlson Software and Kenton Stories with Spirit, he’s also a customer. He said

he really enjoys the atmosphere of the shop. “For our brand identity, we wanted a place of contemplation and connection,” he said. “And it really is a place for thought and friendship.”

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The shop’s interior features warm lighting and white wooden bookshelves running along both sides of the establishment. Above the bookcases are eye-catching pieces of framed art, and the shelves display locally made pottery between sections of crisp new books.

At the back of the store are cozy dining tables and a stunning wooden bar with dark shelves displaying a vast selection of bourbons and spirits. A beautiful stained-glass window that Skip made is beside the back door.

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bourbon slush

The menu includes the best-selling reuben, delicious ham and cheese sliders, and a shareable charcuterie board with cured meats and Kentucky Proud and imported cheeses. A variety of sandwiches, wraps, salads and shrimp cocktail, as well as swanky coffee drinks and a full bar, round out the offerings.

“You can roam all over the store with your food, glass of wine, bourbon or coffee,” Dee said. “We want you to feel comfortable.”

When the shop opened, Dee was quick to establish the hours as 10 a.m.-10 p.m., seven days a week—unusual for a small business in a small town. “In the beginning, we were not busy all those days, but we decided to bite the bullet and be open,” she said. “Some merchants say, ‘We don’t have business, so we’re not going tobe open,’ but we say, ‘If you are not open, you’re not going to have business.’”

Dee sees Maysville as a tourist town with an influx of travelers spending long weekends there, which results in visitors on Monday, a day many restaurants and shops are closed. She has seen Sundays and Mondays grow to become some of the shop’s best days.

Kenton Stories with Spirit caters to locals as well as tourists. The Werlines support other small businesses, and those businesses all work together on festivals and events around town.

The shop hosts happenings such as book clubs, mixology classes, late-night shopping, bourbon tastings and book signings.

events & more

Gather for book clubs, mixology classes, bourbon tastings and more. Visit their website to find upcoming events.

www.kenton.social 606.407.6037

yBob Hendrickson and his wife, Missy, are frequent patrons. “We see local friends and meet visitors from out of town,” Bob said. “Dee is very good at creating and hosting events.”

From sushi night to bridal showers to poetry readings on open-mic night, Kenton Stories with Spirit often draws a crowd. “We try to have a variety of events so people will want to come back,” Dee said. “I love all the people who come in. It makes every day different.” Q

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5 things to do in Maysville

Old Pogue Distillery

On the same grounds where their forefathers established a distillery in 1876, the current generation of Pogues reopened the facility in 2012, using the original family recipes for producing bourbon. The distillery is open for tours and tastings.

716 West Second Street, Maysville 503.402.2028 oldpogue.com

EAT Gallery

The full name of the gallery is Exquisite Art Treasures, which fits perfectly with the bright neon “EAT” sign left over from an iconic Maysville diner once located at the site. Inside, visitors can find beautifully handcrafted jewelry, mineral specimens, stone carvings and one-of-a kind gift ideas.

46 West Second Street, Maysville 606.564.5578

eatgallery.com

“great atmosphere. Very quaint ! will definitely go there again !”

Kentucky Gateway Museum Center

The museum is full of local history and the KSB Miniatures Collection, consisting of thousands of 1/12-scale miniatures (1 inch to 1 foot) displayed in houses and room boxes throughout the gallery.

215 Sutton Street, Maysville 606.564.5865 kygmc.org

Parc Café

Looking for a warm and friendly eatery for a fancy coffee or a hearty breakfast? Parc Café is your place. With menu offerings such as quiche, hash brown casserole and egg sandwiches, along with lunch-style options of dirty rice or a vegan curry bowl with tofu, the café is certain to provide the re-fueling you need. Open 7 a.m.-noon most days.

35 East Second Street, Maysville 606.564.9704

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This shop offers handcrafted soaps, notecards, T-shirts, home décor, and even decadent cookies and chocolates created by local artists, artisans and bakers. Shoppers can find items for lovers of all things Kentucky, including bourbon and horse racing-themed gifts.

15 West Second Street. Maysville 606.407.6055

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Beyond Bourbon

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IF THE AMBER SPIRIT ISN’T YOUR CUP OF TEA (OR EVEN IF IT IS), MANY KENTUCKY DISTILLERIES HAVE OTHER OPTIONS

When you hear the word “bourbon,” Kentucky naturally comes to mind. But there’s more to the Bluegrass State when it comes to making exquisite adult beverages.

“To reshape a line from Raising Arizona, ‘The sun don’t rise and set on Kentucky bourbon, y’all,’ ” said Steve Coomes, a Louisville-based food and drink writer. “Between its base London-dry style and biannual special seasonal releases, Castle & Key Distillery gins are some of the finest in the country, maybe even the planet.”

Coomes added that, even though

vodka is famously known as flavorless and odorless, Kentucky distillers have been known to produce a few that buck the “bad rap.”

“Neither character is in play with Castle & Key Vodka, whose base spirit is the distillery’s bourbon new make,” he said. “You’ll want to sip it neat! Same for the ultra-pricey CLIX Vodka made by Buffalo Trace. It’s the silky-smooth big sister to the subtler but still suitable Wheatley Vodka.”

Buffalo Trace began producing CLIX in 2007 as a hybrid small-still creation. The distillery had introduced its Rain organic and

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Platinum 7X vodkas in the 1990s but was eager to take things up a notch.

“We set out to make the best-tasting vodka we could,” said Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley. “It was such a small still that we had to use multiple batches and several iterations, and when it was all said and done, we were left with 159 separate distillations—hence the Roman numerals CLIX.”

CLIX eventually led to Wheatley Vodka.

“We wanted it to be a craft-style vodka made here at Buffalo Trace, and we think we achieved that. The taste is the way vodka is supposed to taste,” Wheatley said. “Similar to the demand for Buffalo Trace’s world-class bourbons, our vodkas have continued to see high demand in the last few years.”

Buffalo Trace is one of many bourbon distilleries in Kentucky that produce quality vodka for those who enjoy the clear spirit.

Kentucky offers plenty more options for those who may not appreciate bourbon or need a change of pace. Q

Cosmopolitan

1½ ounces  Castle & Key Sacred Spring Vodka

¾ ounce Cointreau (or Triple Sec)

¾ ounce lime juice

¾ ounce cranberry cocktail

Lime twist or orange twist garnish

Shake all ingredients with ice. Serve up with lime twist or orange twist.

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ShelbyKY is the perfect Kentucky getaway. Home to two distilleries, dozens of lodging options, one-of-a-kind dining, and fun-filled outdoor recreation, there’s no shortage of adventure to find in Shelbyville, Simpsonville, and Shelby County.

Learn more and start planning at visitshelbyky.com.

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Shelby County’s Jeptha Creed offers tours and experiences featuring their bourbon and other spirits. On the right, a photo that distracted us while researching… Learn more about The Bloody Mary Pitcher on Jeptha Creed’s Facebook page.

Barrel House Distillery Lexington 859.259.0159

barrelhousedistillery.com

Blue Rook Distillery Danville 859.209.2136

bluerookdistillery.com

Buffalo Trace Distillery Frankfort 1.800.654.8471

buffalotracedistillery.com

Casey Jones Hopkinsville 270.839.9987

caseyjonesdistillery.com

Castle & Key Frankfort 502.395.9070

castleandkey.com

Copper & Kings Louisville 502.561.0267

copperandkings.com

KENTUCKY SPIRITS

Below is a partial list of the Commonwealth’s distilleries and the spirits that broaden their product portfolios. Visit their respective websites for more information.

Hartfield & Company Paris 859.474.0345 hartfieldandcompany.com

Jeptha Creed Distillery Shelbyville 502.487.5007 jepthacreed.com

Limestone Branch Distillery Lebanon 270.699.9004

limestonebranch.com

MB Roland Pembroke 270.640.7744

mbroland.distilleryspirits.com

New Riff Distilling Newport 859.261.7433

newriffdistilling.com

Prohibition Craft Spirits Louisville 1.866.718.9320

prohibitioncraftspirits.com

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DIETZ TAVERN GLENCOE GENERAL STORE HAMMY’S RESTAURANT & BAR HEY TURTLE FOOD, SPORTS + ENTERTAINMENT HOMETOWN PIZZA JEWELL’S ON MAIN LONGOS BAR MR. T’S LIQUOR SUNSET GRILL WHERE TIME PASSES SLOWLY 859-380-0256 Discover Gallatin County Q NEELEY FAMILY DISTILLERY more to explore... experience... EAGLE CREEK VINEYARD TASTING ROOM taste... Dine on traditional favorites and seasonal Kentucky dishes steeped in tradition at The Trustees’ Table for breakfast, lunch and dinner. shakervillageky.org | 859.734.5411 | info@shakervillageky.org Discover Seed-to-Table Freshness

Meet your bartender

Cocktail Class

The classic Blood and Sand, a 1920s-style Scotch whiskey cocktail, is one of the hundreds of alcoholic drinks Jeremiah Cox can whip up with gusto. It’s his favorite.

Cox is a master mixologist who imparts his wisdom to bartendersto-be at the Lexington Bartending School he runs with Kasey Darling. One can become a bartender in this state known for its fine bourbon simply through work experience with another bartender. But Cox thinks it is better to get the gamut of training a bartender needs at a school like his, which is in a small building off Old Virginia Avenue near downtown Lexington.

“You see too many inconsistencies in the trade when you don’t see universal training,” Cox said. “Those inconsistencies can lead to friction on the job.”

The Lexington Bartending School,

which opened in 1994, trains about 200 bartenders a year. It is licensed by the Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education.

Most of the school’s students are in their 20s, 30s and 40s. Kentucky law requires a bartender to be at least 20 years old, although the Lexington school will accept students as young as 18 in its classes.

Persons with two or more alcohol convictions or two or more felony convictions in the last 24 months cannot work as a bartender in Kentucky.

Each class has 12 students, with two different classes a day. Classes meet Monday-Thursday, from noon-4 p.m. or from 6-10 p.m. Practice time is available from 4-6 p.m.

A typical student finishes training in three weeks to get a certificate. The current discounted price, Cox said, is $495.

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Lexington school teaches the fine art of mixing drinks PHOTO: JACK BRAMMER

Students must attend all classes to graduate. Make-up classes can be scheduled with an instructor. Any student failing to meet the minimum requirements for graduation is required to repeat as much of the class as necessary to gain the requisite skills. There is no additional charge for the extra time.

A good bartender can make $40$60 an hour working part time, Cox said, and a master mixologist with more training and experience can make six figures a year.

The school offers a job placement program for graduates. This assistance is free and available for as long as the student wants to work as a bartender.

Training at the 1,350-square-foot Lexington Bartending School is done at a 12-seat bar with about 300 real bottles filled with colored water.

The student is expected to memorize how to correctly mix and garnish more than 200 cocktails and to use correct procedures in following health codes.

The first class deals with highballs— drinks consisting of whiskey and a mixer such as soda or ginger ale, served with ice in a tall glass. Students write the recipes on index cards.

Sixty credit hours must be accumulated for course completion. Classes include bar setup and breakdown, bar

equipment, job prospecting and interviewing, health and sanitation, upselling, liquor fundamentals, customer service, alcohol awareness and mixology training.

Aside from getting an education in making cocktails, students at the Lexington school learn about customer relations. “The main goal is to provide the most enjoyable drink for the customer in a safe environment for all,” Cox said.

“Sometimes, you have to be a psychiatrist, making the customer feel comfortable. You want to keep everything easy-going but know how and when is the time to cut someone off and to fend back any romantic overtures.

“You want to be professional, respectful, at all times. That’s what makes for a good bartender.” Q

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The Lexington Bartending School has more than 200 graduates each year.
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Louisville’s Local Seltzery offers specialized cocktails and mixers

Fizzy Fun

Brothers Clay and Braxton Turner love a good seltzer, which led them to a perfect business opportunity.

“We are both from Kentucky, and we wanted to bring something new to Louisville,” Clay Turner said. “Of course, distilleries are huge, and breweries are also quite abundant, but there seemed to be a void of seltzer-focused locations, despite being extremely popular drinks for store purchase and even in-bar purchase.”

In January 2022, the brothers and a silent partner opened The Local Seltzery, the first seltzer bar in the region and only the fourth such establishment at the time in the United States.

They settled on East Main Street in the NuLu district near downtown Louisville, calling it a perfect fit for how they wanted to bring their concept of the fizzy libation to the public.

“We wanted to take that product we enjoy drinking ourselves and elevate it and bring it to consumers in a new and different way,” Turner said. “It allows the customers to enjoy the product in an environment that really embodies what people enjoy about drinking seltzers.”

Customers can choose vodka, gin or bourbon as

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The Local Seltzery 828 East Main Street, Louisville 502.653.7139 thelocalseltzery.com

a base, then add one of many flavorings to round out the drink. It’s best not to settle on just one favorite flavor, as the menu rotates to include blends such as cranberry-ginger, watermelon-kiwi and cotton candy.

Turner said they use only all-natural, “clean” ingredients for their seltzers, all of which are vegan and glutenfree, in addition to clocking in at 100 calories or less.

Patrons also may purchase 19.2ounce cans of their favorite seltzer to take home.

For non-seltzer fans, or for those wanting to switch things up, The Local Seltzery offers local craft beers, traditional cocktails and non-

alcoholic beverages.

The bar has a private mezzanine that patrons can book for special events. Local musicians and bands appear regularly.

Each Sunday, the bar holds a “Pups on the Patio” event in collaboration with the Kentucky Humane Society in which 10 percent of all sales is donated to assist with local pet adoptions.

The past 18 months have been bustling for the Turners—but worth it. “It’s been very well received,” Turner said, “and we’re continuing to expand and provide new and exciting offerings for customers.”

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kentucky’s wineries

As with bourbon and beer, the culture around the Kentucky wine industry has grown to offer festivals, live music and a variety of locally produced spirits for all you wine lovers out there.

TALON

WINERY

Choose from more than 20 locally created wines, stroll through the vineyard and enjoy live music every weekend. Come for the wine, stay for the atmosphere.

7086 TATES CREEK ROAD, LEXINGTON, KY talonwine.com 859.971.3214

DID YOU KNOW?

Kentucky has more than 65 vineyards and wineries.

GO EXPLORE

The official wine festival of Kentucky is celebrating their 20th year this summer in Jessamine County. Visit page 27 to learn more!

more to explore

Boucherie Vineyards & Winery

6523 Keyway Drive, Spottsville boucheriewinery.com

270.826.6192

Chenault Vineyards

2284 Barnes Mill Road, Richmond chenaultvineyards.com

859.328.7773

Equus Run Vineyards

1280 Moores Mill Road, Midway equusrunvineyards.com

859.846.9463

Farmer & Frenchman Winery 12522 HWY 41 S., Robards farmerandfrenchman.com

270.748.1856

Poca Terra Winery 633 Gatlin Road, Benton pocaterrawinery.com

270.493.2682

Purple Toad Winery

4275 Old US Hwy. 45 S, Paducah purpletoadwinery.com

270.554.0010

Springhill Plantation

Bed & Breakfast, Winery, Bistro 3205 Springfield Road, Bloomfield springhillwinery.com

502.252.9463

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ANGEL’S DECREE J

2 ounces Angel’s Envy

Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels

½ ounce Ruby Port

3 dashes

Angostura bitters

2 ounces Fever

Tree ginger ale

Sparkling water

Combine first three ingredients in a chilled highball glass.

Top with ginger ale and sparkling water. Add ice and lightly stir.

Heavenly Sipping

The late Lincoln Henderson was passionate about intriguing flavor profiles. Following a nearly 40-year career as master distiller at world-renowned BrownForman, Henderson retired, only to be coaxed out of retirement by his son, Wes, to collaborate on a new distillery. Named Angel’s Envy, the operation opted for secondary aging techniques to tease out custom flavors. Using port barrels to finish aging the whiskey provided another dimension to the spirit’s flavor. The product was a hit.

After the success of its first release, the team tried Caribbean rum casks to age its whiskey. This technique also proved successful.

The complex flavor profiles of Angel’s Envy make it enjoyable neat or as a base for cocktails.

IF YOU GO

Enjoy more than a bourbon tasting during a visit to Angel’s Envy Distillery on Louisville’s Whiskey Row. Choose from a varied selection of tours, bottle your own single-barrel bourbon, and learn how to concoct cocktails in a mixology class.

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500 E. Main Street Louisville, KY 40202 www.angelsenvy.com

IMAGINE THIS…

an experience centered around five Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® Distilleries: New Riff Distilling, Boone County Distilling Co., Neeley Family Distillery, The Old Pogue Distillery, and Second Sight Spirits.

Local bourbon-centric bars, all with a culture of their own, and all named to The Bourbon Review’s list of The Best Bourbon Bars in America. Finally, mix in amazing restaurants cultivating the freshest tastes in bourbon culinary delights and you’re on the The B Line®.

The Start of a Great Bourbon Adventure

CHICAGO SOUR

2 ounces Angel’s Envy

Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels

¾ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice

¾ ounce simple syrup

1 egg white

2 ounces fruity red wine

Orange peel garnish

LA NUEVA MODA

1½ ounces Angel’s Envy Bourbon

Finished in Port Wine Barrels

½ ounce Ilegal mezcal

½ ounce Solerno

2 dashes orange bitters

2 dashes cherry bitters

BOURBON COLLINS

2 ounces Angel’s Envy

Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels

1 ounce simple syrup

½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice

4 ounces chilled soda water

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass.

Stir for 20 seconds and strain over a large ice cube.

Express an orange peel over the glass and garnish.

WANT MORE FIZZ?

Use Lambrusco (sparkling red wine) to add slight fizziness.

Orange peel and cherry garnish

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir for 25 seconds.

Strain into a coupe glass.

Garnish with orange peel and cherry.

Lemon slice and cherry garnish

Add all ingredients to a highball glass.

Top with ice and stir.

Garnish with lemon slice and cherry.

SWITCH IT UP...

Swap out soda water for flavored seltzer or a crisp hard cider.

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Recipes + images courtesy of Angel’s Envy Distillery
Springhill Plantation BED & BREAKFAST Q WINERY & BISTRO named #1 for romantic getaways in Dream Vacation Magazine Located in Central Kentucky near the majestic town of Bardstown and historic Bloomfield, Springhill Plantation offers luxury suites, award-winning wines and endless sunsets. Enjoy award-winning wine and good music in the beauty of the vineyards. MAY 13 + 27 JUNE 10 + 24 JULY 8 + 23 AUGUST 5 + 19 SEPTEMBER 9 + 23 OCTOBER 7 + 21 Follow us on Facebook for updates and more information. $5 per person to enter. No outside alcohol permitted. Music in the Vineyard 3205 SPRINGFIELD ROAD, BLOOMFIELD, KY 40008 502.252.9463 SPRINGHILLWINERY.COM coming soon! o

KENTUCKY SPRITZ

1 ounce Angel’s Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels

1½ ounces

Martini Fiero

2 ounces

chilled Prosecco

2 ounces chilled

club soda

Orange slice garnish

Combine all ingredients into a large wine glass.

Add ice and stir lightly.

Garnish with orange slice.

THE SARATOGA

1 ounce Angel’s

Envy Rye Whiskey

Finished in Caribbean Rum Casks

1 ounce

D’ussé Cognac

1 ounce Noilly Prat

Sweet Vermouth

2 dashes

Angostura bitters

Lemon twist garnish

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass. Add ice and stir for 25 seconds.

Strain into a chilled coupe glass.

Garnish with lemon twist.

SAZERAC

2 ounces Angel’s Envy Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels

3 dashes

Peychaud’s bitters

2 dashes

Angostura bitters

1 barspoon simple syrup

1 barspoon absinthe to rinse

Lemon peel garnish

Pour absinthe into an old-fashioned glass.

Add all other ingredients into a mixing glass.

Add ice and stir.

Pour out absinthe and strain mixing glass contents into oldfashioned glass.

Garnish with large lemon peel.

MAY WE SUGGEST...

Try this over a large ice cube for a longer lasting drink with a little less heat.

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Start your adventure jessamine is full of beauty, charm, history... and wine! 1922 House Winery | First Vineyard Winery 859.354.5433 #JESSAMINELOVE Cheers to 20 years! #kentuckywine K Y W I N E F E S T . C O M JUNE 17, 2023 W I N E F O O D & M O R E

boozy books

BOURBON 101

Grab a bourbon and a good book. Here are a few of our favorites.

MAY WE RECOMMEND... BOURBON: THE STORY OF KENTUCKY WHISKEY

Stunning photography and well-researched text are the hallmarks of Clay Risen’s book on bourbon’s history, culture and evolution that includes profiles of distilleries. The boxed set features reproductions of antique bottle labels, distillery maps and historical photos.

Published by Ten Speed Press, the set retails for $100.

Arguably the most comprehensive yet approachable introduction to Kentucky’s worldfamous spirit, award-winning author Albert W.A. Schmid’s Bourbon 101 takes readers through a crash course in all things bourbon.

Beginning with instructions on assembling a tasting kit, Schmid progresses to bourbon terminology, the art and science of its production, the spirit’s rich history, a tasting tutorial, tips on ordering at restaurants and bars, cocktail recipes, food pairings, and information on the Urban Bourbon Trail, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and the American Whiskey Trail.

Referencing the college class nature of the book’s title, each chapter or “lesson” ends with a handy quiz.

While Schmid writes that the book is meant to start the reader on a bourbon journey, the richly illustrated Bourbon 101, with a foreword by Woodford Reserve Master Distiller Chris Morris, delves deeply into each topic covered and provides a bibliography for further reading.

Scheduled for a May 2 release, Bourbon 101 is published by the University Press of Kentucky. The hardcover book retails for $27.95.

BUFFALO, BARRELS, & BOURBON: THE STORY OF HOW BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY BECAME THE WORLD’S MOST AWARDED DISTILLERY

Sprits expert F. Paul Pacult treats readers to a historical journey from where the buffalo once roamed through the mid-19th century beginnings of a distillery to Buffalo Trace’s astounding worldwide success as a premier distiller of spirits.

Published by Wiley, the hardcover edition retails for $26.95.

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Bourbon on Main Capital Cellars Goodwood Brewery Locals Pizza Pub Mortimer Bibb’s Public House Patio Pub Serafini Sig Luscher Brewery The Cooperage Bar DRINK LOCAL in Historic Downtown Frankfort visitfrankfort.com

Drink and eat local.

BLUEGRASS REGION

Beaumont Inn, Old Owl Tavern & The Owl’s Nest

638 Beaumont Inn Drive Harrodsburg, 859.734.3381 beaumontinn.com

Blue Heron Steakhouse

185 Jefferson Street Lexington, 859.254.2491

blueheronsteakhouse.com

Carson’s Food & Drink 362 East Main Street Lexington, 859.309.3039

carsonsfoodanddrink.com

Epping’s on East Side

264 Walton Avenue Lexington, 859.971.0240

eppingsoneastside.com

Dudley’s on Short 259 West Short Street Lexington, 859.252.1010

dudleysonshort.com

Holly Hill Inn

426 North Winter Street Midway, 859.846.4732 hollyhillinn.com

Local Honey

The Still at Blue Rook Distillery 522 Techwood Drive Danville, 859.209.2136 thestillky.com

EASTERN REGION

The Butcher’s Pub (two locations)

112 Kentucky Avenue Pineville, 606.337.8299

401 Main Street Williamsburg, 606.515.6221 thebutcherspub.com

Local Honey 300 North Main Street London, 606.657.5964 localhoneylondonky.com

Red River Rockhouse 4000 KY Route 11 Campton, 606.668.6656 redriverrockhouse.com

The Winchester 1441 Winchester Avenue Ashland, 606.327.1125 winchester-usa.com

The Wrigley Taproom 207 South Main Street Corbin, 606.261.7344

thewrigley.com

LOUISVILLE AREA

610 Magnolia

610 West Magnolia Avenue Louisville, 502.636.0783

610magnolia.com

Bell House Restaurant 721 Main Street Shelbyville, 502.437.5678

bellhouserestaurant.com

The Fat Lamb

2011 Grinstead Drve Louisville, 502.409.7499

fatlamblouisville.com

Jack Fry’s 1007 Bardstown Road Louisville, 502.452.9244

jackfrys.com

Old Talbott Tavern 107 West Stephen Foster Avenue Bardstown, 502.348.3494

talbotttavern.com

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Drink and eat local.

Hometown Roots

Varanese

2106 Frankfort Aveue Louisville, 502.899.9904

varanese.com

Vincenzo’s 150 South Fifth Street Louisville, 502.580.1350 vincenzositalianrestaurant. com

NORTHERN REGION

Beehive Augusta Tavern

101 West Riverside Drive Augusta, 606.756.2137

beehiveaugustatavern. com

Coppin’s Restaurant & Bar 638 Madison Aveue Covington, 859.905.6800 hotelcovington.com

Greyhound Tavern 2500 Dixie Highway Fort Mitchell, 859.331.3767 greyhoundtavern.com

Kenton Stories with Spirit

11 West Second Street Maysville, 606.407.6037 www.kenton.social

Lisse Steakhuis

530 Main Street Covington, 859.360.7008 www. lisse.restaurant

Pompilio’s

600 Washington Avenue Newport, 859.581.3065 pompilios.com

Purple Poulet 846 York Street Newport, 859.916.5602 purplepoulet.com

Tousey House Tavern 5963 North Jefferson Steet Burlington, 859.586.9900 touseyhouse.com

SOUTHERN REGION

The Bistro

1129 College Street Bowling Green, 270.781.9646

thebistrobg.com

The Chalet 100 Chapel Drve Somerset, 606.451.9000

thechaletgourmet.com

Charred Oak Grill

305 East Mt. Vernon Street Somerset, 606.451.7935 charredoakgrill.com

Jesters Winery & Café

25 Arthur Mattingly Road Lebanon, 502.999.0069 jesterswinery.com

Gerard’s 1907 Tavern

935 College Street

Bowling Green, 270.904.8133

gerards1907tavern.com

440 Main/Micki’s on Main

440 East Main Avenue Bowling Green, 270.793.0450

440main.com

WESTERN REGION

Colby’s Fine Food & Spirits 204 West Third Street Owensboro, 270.685.4239

colbysfinefoodandspirits. com

Cynthia’s Ristorante 125 Market House Square Paducah, 270.443.3319

cynthiasristorante.com

The Crowded House

26 West Center Street Madisonville, 270.825.1178

thecrowdedhouseky.com

The Freight House 330 South Third Street Paducah, 270.908.0006

freighthousefood.com

Hometown Roots 136 Second Street Henderson, 270.212.3653

hometownrootsky.com

Lure Seafood & Grille 401 West Second Street

Owensboro, 270.240.4556

lureowensboro.com

The Miller House 301 East Fifth Street

Owensboro, 270.685.5878

themillerhouserestaurant. com

Patti’s 1880’s Settlement 1793 J.H. O’Bryan Avenue Grand Rivers, 270.362.8844

pattis1880s.com

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