We welcome in Bryan Smith (2:45 mark), master distiller for Hard Truth Distillery in Nashville, Indiana, for our Q&A and second stop on the Road Trip Series 2023. He talks about how trips to Evansville (IN) helped prepare him for his role, growing up in a culinary family, finding his way to Hard Truth, why they do a sweet mash and how it differs from sour mash, the praise they’ve received recently, upcoming releases, what to expect when visiting and more.
What’s Pouring Kentucky (0:30 mark): Marigold Catering is expanding with The House of Marigold restaurant in Louisville while Oldham Brewing is changing its name to Inside Job Brewing and moving to Old Louisville. Dewey’s Pizza is officially open inside Braxton Brewery’s Covington taproom. Plus Sam Fore is among five finalists for the James Beard Best Chef: Southeast award — and the only chef representing Kentucky on the list. TastingTable has named Lexington’s Bluegrass Tavern as one of the 15 best bourbon bars in the U.S.