Tickets for September's Kentucky Bourbon Festival went on sale this week, and there are a lot of changes coming for the annual event. We'll talk with the Festival's new executive director, Jill Hawkins, about her task of making the Bourbon Festival more relevant at a time when whisky festivals have become popular worldwide.
In the news, Silver Trail Distillery's Jay Rogers is home from the hospital two months after the explosion that leveled the distillery, Heaven Hill is planning another expansion at the Bernheim Distillery in Louisville and adding a new Pikesville Rye to its portfolio while bringing out the 2006 vintage of Evan Williams Single Barrel months earlier than usual because of demand. We'll also catch up on the latest from Islay, where Kilchoman's owners have bought the farm (in a good way) and Prince Charles helped Ardbeg and Laphroaig celebrate their 200th anniversaries Friday.
Just as whisky brands need to change things up once in a while to remain fresh, so do whisky festivals. Tickets have gone on sale for this September's Kentucky Bourbon Festival, and while most of t...
This is a great sight to see! Jay Rogers has been released from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville to continue his recuperation at home from the injuries he suffered in the April 24th Silver Trail Distillery explosion that claimed the life of his cousin Kyle Rogers. He still faces a long recovery period ahead, and our best wishes go out to Jay and the entire Silver Trail family!