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  • The Old Fashioned
  • The Old Fashioned is one of those special cocktails that, despite its name, never goes out of style. Invented in the late eighteenth century by American tavern owners, this drink has remained one of the most popular and successful cocktails of all time, rivaling even those staples like the martini. Even one of America’s favorite […]

  • The Kentucky Mint Julep
  • May is definitely a month full of celebrations. There’s Cinco de Mayo (hello margaritas!), Mother’s Day (where would we be without the women who raised us?), and most importantly to Kentuckians (sorry margs and moms), the Kentucky Derby. On Saturday, May 3, the 140th run of the Kentucky Derby will take place at Churchill Downs […]

  • The Early Years of Whiskeymaking
  • Believe it or not, the history of making bourbon in Kentucky isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. SHOCKER. Many theories have been developed over the years to suggest who really invented one of Kentucky’s most distinctive products. But what is the real story?   One of the University Press of Kentucky’s very own authors, Henry Crowgey, […]