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Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream | Lexington

We welcome in Toa Green, owner of Crank & Boom and BoBi Cones, for our Q&A. She talks about why she got into the restaurant industry, starting Thai Orchid Cafe with her husband, buying a $60 ice cream maker for desserts, when Crank & Boom took off, finding their original location in the Distillery District, having a boozy option, sourcing ingredients, launching the soft serve BoBi Cones, starting a podcast and more!

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What’s Pouring: Bourbon with Heart’s latest exhibit on display plus Yellowstone Bourbon, Buffalo Trace and Crown Royal

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.

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Old Louisville Whiskey | Louisville

We welcome in Amine Karaoud, co-founder of Old Louisville Whiskey Co, for our Q&A. He talks about why he and his wife launched Old Louisville Whiskey, what led them to owning Red Castle Liquors previously, selling off investments to launch the whiskey brand, being patient as they bought barrels, their bottle and label, their release strategy, opening a tasting room and more.

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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.

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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.