Root Beer Float With a Kentucky Twist

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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 historically been known by other names, such as the George T. Stagg Distillery and the O.F.C. Distillery. Buffalo Trace claims the distillery is the oldest continuously-operating distillery in the United States.

At the end of our tour that we had at Buffalo Trace, we had a tasting, as there is at all distilleries once the tours are finished. During the tasting, we tried Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, and Bourbon Cream. I’m usually not a fan of cream-based and milk-based alcoholic beverages, but since the opportunity presented itself for me to try it, I wasn’t going to turn it down. That just would’ve been silly. While at Buffalo Trace, we got to try it straight, plus they had root beer for us to mix in with our Bourbon Cream. Well, once I tried it, I was pleasantly surprised. So much so, that when we went to Liquor Barn that night we bought a bottle. So later, we made a root beer float with a Kentucky twist!

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National Bourbon Day + Cocktail Recipe

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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 to celebrate America’s native spirit. There’s actually a whole month dedicated to bourbon; Bourbon Heritage Month, but it’s in September.

Something important to remember: All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon.

I’m not going to make this a history lesson or an informative session on the differences. Instead, I’m going to show you how to make a yummy bourbon cocktail, as well as give other suggestions for some very popular drinks. Drink one of these, and you’ll feel like a true Kentuckian.

I’m going to teach you how to make a Chucktown Sunrise. It’s very similar to the Kentucky Mule, except the Kentucky

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