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Chef Ouita Michel to join other celebrated chefs, pitmasters to celebrate BBQ at ‘Woodford Smoke’

Chef Ouita Michel Ouita Michel, one of Kentucky’s most celebrated chefs, is teaming up with other noted chefs and pitmasters for exclusive dinner at Woodford Reserve Distillery celebrating the smokey greatness of bar-be-que. Chef Joy Crump Michel will be joined by Chef Joy Crump of Fredericksburg, Va. and her pitmaster Matt Deaton, along with pitmaster Chad Lindon of Kentucky. They will collectively...

Woodford Reserve Distillery features Best of Kentucky Summer Dinner Series

Food and bourbon lovers can celebrate the best of both with a new summer dinner series at the historic Woodford Reserve Distillery, set amid the thoroughbred pastures of central Kentucky. The Best of Kentucky Dinner Series — held one evening in June, July, and August — will feature classic Kentucky fare with special bourbon tastings and cocktails. The events includes live music, distillery...

Kentucky Distillers’ Association honors Senator Mitch McConnell with “100 Proof” Award

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association last week week honored U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with its prestigious “100 Proof Award” for his leadership in championing the state’s signature Bourbon and distilled spirits industry. Sen. McConnell is the first federal official to ever receive the award, which is the highest honor that the KDA bestows to elected officials. KDA member executives...

Kentucky tea expert teams up with renowned chef, distillery to inspire Ultimate Tea Party

Kentucky tea expert, Bruce Richardson, joins Woodford Reserve Distillery this weekend in an Ultimate Tea Party and dinner.   Owner of Elmwood Inn Fine Teas and Benjamin Press, under whose banner he’s published multiple illustrated guidebooks to tea rooms and tea traditions from Perryville, Ky. to Great Britain, Richardson will inspire a four-course meal plus appetizer and dessert. The tea...

Brown-Forman to invest $35M to expand Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles

Brown-Forman Corp. plans to add 15 jobs and invest more than $35 million to expand operations at its Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles.   “We’re proud of Brown-Forman’s rich heritage at the Woodford Reserve Distillery, which is an integral part of Kentucky’s world-famous bourbon industry,” said Gov. Steve Beshear in making the announcement today. “This expansion, including...