Articles Tagged: Bourbon Whiskey

Maker’s Mark Bourbon Turkey Gravy

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A little more involved than our basic bourbon gravy, but worth the effort

Ingredients:

    6 tablespoons unsalted butter
    2 pieces turkey wings, chopped into 2-inch pieces
    1 onion, minced
    1 clove garlic, crushed
    1 bay leaf
    1 sprig thyme
    1 sprig sage
    ¼ cup flour
    ¼ cup Maker’s Mark Bourbon
    ½ cup red wine
    3 cups chicken or turkey stock
    1 tablespoon brown sugar
    Splash red wine vinegar, to taste
    Salt and pepper, to taste

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Equinox Spice

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There’s no better way to celebrate the first official day of Fall and mark the season’s change than with a spicy bourbon cocktail that not only tastes good, but also helps to warm you up! Basil Hayden’s Bourbon teamed up with top Chicago based mixologist Charles Joly to create the Equinox Spice – a combination of our trademark spicy bourbon and full bodied fall flavors like nutmeg, and milk stout beer. We like to thing … Read more

10 Fun Facts for Bourbon Heritage Month [InfoGraphic]

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September is Bourbon Heritage Month!

Did you know? The U.S. Senate signed “Bourbon Heritage Month” into law in 2007, reinforcing the 1964 Act of Congress that declared bourbon “America’s Native Spirit”.

Bourbon production has more than doubled since 1999 and the state of Kentucky currently has 4.9 million barrels gently aging, the highest inventory since 1978. That’s about 262 million gallons of Bourbon. There’s 2 more facts for you!

 

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Mint Julep

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The mint julep and the Kentucky Derby have become synonymous, but how and why? The history of the Mint Julep can be traced back to the 1700s on the southern east coast of the United States. Some say it was an evolution of a Arab drink called made of water and rose petals called a Julab. Regardless, the first instance of the Mint Julep in print was in 1803s Travels of Four Years and a Read more

Bulleit 10 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Review

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Diageo’s small batch, Bulleit Bourbon recently released it’s newest expression, Bulleit 10, a 10 year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. At a recent event, Founder Tom Bulliet, told the crowd how was able to a 10 year in the Kentucky heat. Using the same distilliate as their classic Frontier Whiskey, Mr. Bulliet hand selects barrels starting at year one, three and six to go towards the 10. Knowing which barrels can withstand the extra years … Read more

Baltimore Bang Cocktail

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Hair of the Dog PB & J Sandwich

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Created by PB J’s Food Truck in Portland this bacon blueberry laden bit of heaven makes for awesome tailgating, Of course, they’re even better for the morning after.

All you need is a portable propane or electric flat grill & spatula.  Skip the pan and make the sandwiches right on the grill.

Ingredients:

    6 Eggs
    2 cups Half & Half
    2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
    1 tablespoon of cinnamon
    1/4 cup of Makers Mark Bourbon

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Romney Hood Cocktail

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The Peaches and Scream

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It’s time to get into the spirit of spooky with The Peaches and Scream cocktail at Whiskey Blue at W Los Angeles – Westwood. This libation is sure to make you scream!… Read more

Knob Creek 9 Year Old Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Review

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Named after a little creek that ran by Abraham Lincoln’s childhood home, Knob Creek was created by Booker Noe, grandson of James Beam and sixth generation Master Distiller. Booker wanted to create a Super-Premium bourbon in the pre-prohibition style.

Knob Creek is a traditional bourbon with approx 70% corn and equal parts wheat and rye.  It is aged for 9 years in 4-charred oak barrels and made in small batches.  This process provides a sweet … Read more

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