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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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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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