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Review: Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength and I.W. Harper

We are full swing into September aka National Bourbon Heritage Month, and the Kentucky Bourbon Festival is just days away. This is the 10th anniversary of when the U.S. Senate declared September National Bourbon Heritage Month in honor of America's native spirit. National Bourbon Heritage Month lasts all month long and celebrates the history, cultural heritage, and legacy that the bourbon industry contributes to the United States. The Kentucky Bourbon Festival is held in Bardstown (and has been since 1992) from September 11-17, 2017. I received samples of Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength and I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey to try out. When tasting bourbon (this is different than drinking bourbon), you want to notice four things:

We are full swing into September aka National Bourbon Heritage Month, and the Kentucky Bourbon Festival is just days away. This is the 10th anniversary of when the U.S. Senate declared September National Bourbon Heritage Month in honor of America’s native spirit. National Bourbon Heritage Month lasts all month long and celebrates the history, cultural heritage, and legacy that the bourbon industry contributes to the United States. The Kentucky Bourbon Festival is held in Bardstown (and has been since 1992) from September 11-17, 2017.

I received samples of Bulleit Bourbon Barrel Strength and I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey to try out. When tasting bourbon (this is different than drinking bourbon), you want to notice four things:

  • Appearance
  • Aroma
  • Taste
  • Finish

Don’t know what those things are? Don’t know how to do the “Kentucky Chew?” You may need to start with my post, Bourbon 101: How to Properly Taste Bourbon – The Kentucky Chew. Also, good things come to those who wait… I have an awesome cocktail for you to try in spirit of Bourbon Heritage Month using one of the bourbons that I got to sample.
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Root Beer Float With a Kentucky Twist

You may remember me mentioning Buffalo Trace, when I visited the distillery a few weeks ago. To refresh your memory, Buffalo Trace is one of the many bourbon distilleries in Central Kentucky. Buffalo Trace is located in Frankfort, Kentucky, and has…

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Bourbon, Recipes

National Bourbon Day + Cocktail Recipe

Today is June 14. In Kentucky, it’s especially an important day. Why, may you ask? Today is National Bourbon Day. We are responsible for 95% of the world’s bourbon, so of course, we are going to celebrate it. It’s…