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The Proof is in The Barrel: History of Kentucky Bourbon

Posted Apr 11, 2018

One of our area’s most notable products and industries is the manufacturing and distribution of Bourbon. While Bourbon can be made anywhere in the US, it is most commonly associated with Kentucky. It has been estimated that over 90% of all Bourbon produced originates in Kentucky. Only whiskey produced in the United States can carry the name Bourbon. Bourbon was named America’s native spirit by an act of Congress in 1964.

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Experience the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre in Louisville

Experience the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre in Louisville

Updated Apr 11, 2018

The Humana Festival is the premiere event of its kind in the nation, drawing theatre lovers, journalists, and lm and stage producers from around the world.

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John Varanese: A Unique Culinary Talent on the Louisville Restaurant Scene

John Varanese: A Unique Culinary Talent on the Louisville Restaurant Scene

Posted Apr 11, 2018

John Varanese relocated to Louisville, Kentucky, from Charleston, South Carolina, in 1998 when he was hired by local favorite Azalea to be the Executive Chef. By 2008, he was opening his namesake restaurant Varanese on historic Frankfort Avenue. He is currently one of the area’s premier chefs, and his restaurants have become dining destinations that have drawn huge crowds each year.

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Enjoy the Frankfort Avenue Bourbon Experience

Enjoy the Frankfort Avenue Bourbon Experience

Posted Apr 11, 2018

The combination of The Wine Rack and Bourbons Bistro, both located within a few steps of each other on Louisville’s Historic Frankfort Avenue, offer a very up close, thorough and personal bourbon experience. John Johnson, owner of the Wine Rack and Jason Brauner, owner of Bourbons Bistro both have extensive expertise in the various complexities of bourbon and are glad to share that knowledge with their customers.

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Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Updated Apr 9, 2018

In 1999, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association formed the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour to give visitors a firsthand look at the art and science of crafting Bourbon, and to educate them about the rich history and proud tradition of their signature spirit.

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Kentucky Oaks 2018 Puts the Focus on the Fillies

Kentucky Oaks 2018 Puts the Focus on the Fillies

Updated Mar 27, 2018

Often called the “Race for the Lilies,” the stargazer lily is the official flower of the Longines Kentucky Oaks, making pink the preferred color in both men’s and women’s fashion. 

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Humana Festival of New American Plays

Humana Festival of New American Plays

Updated Mar 21, 2018

The 41st Humana Festival of New American Plays runs March 1 – April 9, 2017. Single tickets and weekend packages go on sale November 2016.

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Experience the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky

Experience the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky

Posted Mar 20, 2018

The Kentucky Derby is often referred to as the “Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” or the “Run for the Roses,” signifying the famous blanket of roses that is always draped over the winning horse. The Derby is also the first leg of the United States Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, with the Preakness and then the Belmont Stakes to follow.

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Forecastle Festival Dates, Schedule and Tickets

Forecastle Festival Dates, Schedule and Tickets

Updated Mar 20, 2018

by Joey Yazell

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