In this Q&A, we chat with Keegan McGee, head brewer at Turtleback Ridge Brewery in Robertson County. Keegan talks about being part of a working farm, how the brewery became part of it, working with other farmers/growers in the area, collaborating with breweries across the state, experimenting with beer styles and flavors, being in Robertson County and what's next.
In this Q&A, we chat with Sara Bradley, owner/chef of the freight house in Paducah and runner-up Season 16 of Top Chef. Sara talks about how she became a chef, how she puts her psychology degree to use, sharing the restaurant with family, having fun on social media, what it was like on Top Chef, returning to Paducah, launching the freight house, the restaurant's booze collection and what's next for her.
In this Q&A, we chat with John King, creator and founder of Drunkwood. John talks about how he got into woodworking, if he's always been creative, being a teacher, how he comes up with designs, working with bourbon barrels, his love of craft beer, being part of the Kentucky Guild of Brewers, how folks kind find his work and more.
In this Q&A, we chat with Mark Wombles, owner/chef of Heirloom in Midway & Distilled on Jefferson in Lexington. Mark talks about how he became a chef, going to California to learn, working with other local chefs, launching Heirloom, expanding with more restaurants, what folks can expect at each, what his roles are these days and more.
It's a bourbon Flight Night as we enjoy a three different pours from Limestone Branch — Minor Case Rye, Yellowstone Select and Yellowstone Family Recipe — with co-founder and master distiller Stephen Beam. In addition to the pours, we talk how they brought back the Yellowstone brand into the family, working with Luxco, giving back to the parks, the family's legacy, an old yeast jug and more.
In this Q&A, we chat with author and mixologist Heather Wibbels. Heather talks about how she became Cocktail Contessa, her journey into cocktails, how Bourbon Women played a role in her life/career, what it was like to write "Bourbon is My Comfort Food", how the book differed from her work in magazines, her next projects and more.
Our latest Q&A is with Scout & Scholar Brewing in Bardstown, Kentucky. We're joined by Lee Northcutt, Head Brewer, and Matthew Cammack, Brewer, as they talk about how Scout & Scholar got its name, how the name lends itself to the beer, having a full kitchen on site, working with local distilleries on projects, collaborating with other breweries across the state and more.
In this Q&A, we chat with Rivergreen Cocktails owner/founder Danielle Mann. Danielle talks about how Rivergreen Cocktails came about, going with gin-based cocktails, using all-natural ingredients, producing small batches, making everything in Louisville, launching with three cocktails, making them at 12%ABV, where can folks find it and what's next.
In this Q&A, we chat with 15 Stars Bourbon co-founders Rick and Ricky Johnson. They talk about how it is working together as father and son, how their other family business played a role in this venture, where the name 15 Stars comes from, their first two initial offerings, how they will tap into those heirloom corns in the future, where 15 Stars is currently available and more.
In this Q&A, we chat with Alison Settle, executive chef, and Randi Densford, beverage director, of Barn8 at Hermitage Farm. They join us to talk about their roles at the restaurant/farm, how they got into their careers, earning some impressive honors, their food, their drinks, how they incorporate the farm into their programs, what they have in story for the summer and more.