February 17, 2013 - 4:54pm
Maker’s Mark relents on plan to reduce alcohol content
Maker’s Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky will remain at 90 Proof, as creator T. W. Samuels, Sr., intended, more than 50 years ago.
Six days ago, we joined the chorus of Maker’s Mark fans who lamented the news that the producers of Kentucky’s most famous Straight Bourbon Whisky had decided to expand production by watering it down; thereby reducing its alcohol content.  The wailing and gnashing of teeth could be...
February 11, 2013 - 11:04pm
Why are they watering down my Maker’s Mark?
The producers of Kentucky’s venerable Maker’s Mark Straight Bourbon Whisky are planning to water it down.
The three things a Kentuckian is most serious about are politics, horse racing, and Bourbon Whisky; and not necessarily in that order.  So you can imagine the shock and dismay that is reverberating through the drinking community, upon learning that the producers of Kentucky’s venerable...
January 19, 2013 - 12:28pm
Fall in Love
Louisville Local Makes Ladies Swoon
For those of you who have not heard local favorite Butch Rice, be prepared to fall in love.  This singer song writer is a professional who has played all over the Louisville area.  I had the pleasure of seeing him again on Friday at Maker’s Mark on 4th St. in an intimate setting...
December 13, 2012 - 3:14pm
Photographer David Toczko brings the story of Maker’s Mark Bourbon to Barnes & N
I may not avidly drink it. I may be too much the wuss to do so. But, lord almighty, am I proud of this stuff called bourbon. You should be, too. Let’s talk about it with David Toczko in a chain bookstore – The Summit location of Barnes & Noble – this Saturday, December 15th, at 1pm.
Before I explain the wonders of David Toczko’s new and colorful book on bourbon, The Ambassadors of Bourbon: Maker’s Mark and the Rebirth of America’s Native Spirit, and talk about how he’ll be at The Summit area Barnes & Noble this Saturday at 1pm – I’d like...
December 6, 2012 - 12:00pm
$10.00 bottomless mimosas and bloody marys. Do you need to hear more?
Nothing makes me want to day drink like the holidays. Unfortunately our fair city has an law that you can't imbibe on Sunday morning before 1:00 pm, which is absolutely nonsensical if you think about it because everyone knows that Sunday is a prime day for brunch, and brunch in a prime excuse...