Bourbon with Heart’s latest exhibit on display through March 30 in Louisville at the Frazier History Museum. Plus, Yellowstone Bourbon renews partnership with National Parks Conservation Association, Buffalo Trace announces expanded tours and Crown Royal celebrates the rodeo community.
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Happy Hour Q&A with Stowloch Whiskey’s Mark Sutherland
This week’s spotlight is on Stowloch Whiskey from Stone Ledge Spirits. We talk with CEO Mark Sutherland about their first aged whiskey, the company and more. Stone Ledge Spirits Company is headquartered in Missouri. Its production facility is in the Ozark Highlands, allowing the company to utilize the naturally filtered water due to the limestone foundation of the region, along with high-quality Missouri barrels, and a 200-year legacy of Ozark Highlands distilling.
What’s Pouring: Yellowstone launches Single Malt Whiskey plus Sagamore Spirit, Bluegrass Distillers and The Quiet Man Irish Whiskey
Yellowstone American Single Malt Whiskey set to launch this spring as new full-time offering from Limestone Branch Distillery plus Sagamore 8-Year Rye to hit the shelves, Bluegrass Distillers breaks ground on new Kentucky home, and The Quiet Man Irish Whiskey helps consumers get home safely this St. Patrick’s Day.
Happy Hour Q&A with Cycling Frog THC Seltzers
This week’s spotlight is on Cycling Frog as we talk with Head of Brand Jason Peterson and VP of Business Development Art Massolo. Cycling Frog focuses on creating THC & CBD products, such as its unique THC seltzers and THC and CBD gummies, softgels and mints. Using domestically sourced hemp from non-GMO farms, they make their THC & CBD extracts in-house. All their products are third-party tested to ensure the quality is consistent, and free of heavy metals and pesticides.
What’s Pouring: Woodford Reserve announces new master distiller plus news from Uncle Nearest and Switchback Brewing
Woodford Reserve recently named Elizabeth McCall as Master Distiller, the third in the bourbon brand’s 26-year history, succeeding Chris Morris, who will assume the role of Master Distiller Emeritus. Plus Uncle Nearest launches HBCU initiative and Wai-iti Cat Joins Switchback’s DIPA Lineup.
Happy Hour with Well Told & Neil Angis
This week’s spotlight is Neil Angis, the co-founder, marketing and design of Well Told. Originally sold under Uncommon Green, a passion project by Brian turned into a fledgling business when he brought on friends Dave, Neil and Colin. In the fall of 2012, they created Maps Barware—classic glassware and bar accessories decorated with detailed wraparound city maps—and the rest is history. The company changed its name to Well Told in 2019.
What’s Pouring: Dos Primos adds super-premium Añejo tequila to brand plus Daviess County Bourbon and Ducks Unlimited and Sazerac
Thomas Rhett and Jeff Worn add third release to the Dos Primos Tequila brand with super-premium Añejo tequila plus Daviess County Bourbon and Ducks Unlimited announce three-year partnership and Sazerac announces expansion at Indiana facility.
Happy Hour with Social Hour Cocktails co-founder Tom Macy
This week’s spotlight is Social Hour Cocktails and its co-founder/CEO Tom Macy. Co-founder Julie Reiner hired Tom back in 2009 Tom at Clover Club as a barback in 2009 and the two have been making delicious cocktails together ever since. As Tom worked his way up to bartender, head bartender, and eventually partner, he developed a particular interest in meticulously perfecting classic cocktails, which earned him several awards in Punch’s Ultimate Cocktail Tastings.
What’s Pouring: Pernod Ricard USA to build new Kentucky distillery plus news from Playboy Spirits and Partake Brewing
Pernod Ricard USA, home to Jefferson’s and Jameson Irish Whiskey, is building a nearly $200 million distillery in Marion County plus Playboy Spirits raises funds and Partake Brewing adds new year-round brew.
Happy Hour with NextDay co-founder Leigh Phillips
This week’s spotlight is NextDay and its co-founder Leigh Phillips. After careers spent in computer programming, math, law, and then management consulting, Leigh set out to build something of his own. He started NextDay, a company that believes life is for living, and creates easy-to-trust, easy-to-ingest products to help people feel great. Launched a month before the start of the pandemic, Leigh and co-founder Solomon Mangham faced unique challenges on top of starting a business.