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What the Turtleneck edges out Galapa-GO! to take 2020 Kentucky Turtle Derby title

What The Turtleneck won the 2020 Kentucky Turtle Derby Saturday, beating out Galapa-GO! in a wire-to-wire finish. Rocket To Nowhere finished third, rounding out the top three. In what should have been the actual Kentucky Derby on this First Saturday in May, Old Forester, the Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby held the Kentucky Turtle Derby tonight instead. There’s history behind the Kentucky Derby...

Kentucky Distillers’ Association, The Mocktail Project use ‘Mocktober’ to promote inclusion of non-drinkers

For the second straight year, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association and The Mocktail Project have declared this week “Mocktober” to promote inclusion of non-drinkers and empower more mindful consumption. Through Sunday, Kentuckians are encouraged to visit more than 20 participating bars, restaurants and distilleries to enjoy a non-alcoholic “mocktail” or craft their own at home using recipes...

Old Forester celebrating its 80th birthday with limited release for birthday of founder George Garvin Brown

Old Forester, America’s First Bottled BourbonTM, will introduce its 80th Birthday Bourbon, the annual limited release created to mark the birthday of founder George Garvin Brown on September 2. The 2018 Birthday Bourbon is the first iteration to be bottled at the new Old Forester Distilling Co., located in Louisville’s historic Whiskey Row – in the same space that Old Forester called home...

Local Talent, Bourbon take over Port Stage at Louisville’s 2018 Forecastle Festival July 13-15

Forecastle Festival’s Port Stage will take on a whole new vibe in 2018, dedicated to local musical acts, special Fireside Chats, featuring the rock stars of the bourbon industry, and up-close experiences with select national artists. Louisville Orchestra Music Director Teddy Abrams has curated an all-local lineup for Forecastle’s WFPK Port Stage, featuring an array of performances by Louisville...

Forecastle Festival announces 2018 bourbon lineup, with flight bar, fireside chats, Gonzo bar and more

Forecastle Festiva’s acclaimed Kentucky Bourbon Trail outpost, The Forecastle Bourbon Lodge, will return in 2018 with a unique lineup of offerings, education and entertainment. Set to take place July 13-15 at Waterfront Park in Louisville, Forecastle will feature a diverse collection of Kentucky Bourbon Trail brands, offering dozens of selections within the Forecastle Bourbon Lodge experience,...