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Tom Wilmes

Travel

Five Ways to Elevate a Kentucky Bourbon Excursion

Go beyond the standard distillery tour with these immersive experiences

Drinks

Born into Bourbon

Freddie Noe, Jim Beam’s newly minted eighth-generation master distiller, looks to carry on his family’s legacy—and broaden bourbon’s horizons

Food & Drink

Whiskey Trailblazer

Samara B. Davis, the founder of Black Bourbon Society, on standout sips and setting a welcoming table

Arts & Culture

Epic Bourbon Auction Supports Tornado Relief

Bid now on hundreds of unique items and experiences to help Western Kentucky rebuild

The Goods

Bourbon Gifts Done Right

Thoughtful items for whiskey fans

Travel

Historic Getaways for Horse Lovers

Three historic Southern inns where equestrians feel right at home

Drinks

Three New Ryes to Try

As with bourbon, distillers are furthering the boundaries of one of America’s oldest spirits—with some tasty results

HOME & GARDEN

Raising the Basement Bourbon Bar

A Kentucky couple pull out all the stops for the ultimate DIY home bourbon escape

Drinks

The World’s Oldest Known Whiskey Goes Up for Auction

The age of the liquid inside the bottle is rivaled only by the provenance of its ownership

Drinks

The Beautiful Science of Whiskey Webs

Like “fingerprints” for bourbon, whiskey webs not only look stunning, they might also contain answers that further the science of whiskey-making and more

Drinks

6 New and Distinctive Bourbons to Add to Your Collection

Distillers explore multiple avenues in broadening bourbon’s boundaries

Arts & Culture

How to Enjoy the Kentucky Derby from Afar

Fans can’t attend this year’s Run for the Roses, but that doesn’t mean you can’t watch the race from home in style

Weekends

A Bourbon Tour of Kentucky

America’s native spirit flows along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, where back roads lead to new discoveries.

Southern Heroes

Fawn Weaver: The Whiskey Benefactor

The co-founder of Uncle Nearest, the most-awarded new whiskey brand in the country, keeps an undersung distiller’s legacy alive

Drinks

The Distillery That Brought Bourbon Back to Bourbon County, Kentucky

A century since Prohibition, Hartfield & Co. remains the first and only distillery operating in bourbon’s namesake county

Drinks

“Whiskey Really Is In My Blood”

Meet Victoria Eady Butler, great-great-granddaughter of the pioneering distiller Nathan “Nearest” Green, who is carrying on her family’s legacy as the newly named master blender for Tennessee’s Uncle Nearest whiskey

Drinks

Building the “World’s Best” Bourbon

Learn more about the art and alchemy of blending an award-winning bourbon with Four Roses’ Master Distiller Brent Elliott

Drinks

Should Bourbon Be Cask Finished?

To some, giving bourbons a second soak in oak is blasphemy. Others just want a second sip of the tasty results. Master taster Peggy Noe Stevens weighs in on the trend that’s pushing bourbon’s boundaries, and recommends three bottles to try

Drinks

“The Most Expensive Bourbon Ever Made”

Four barrels, two hurricanes, and one epic yearlong voyage: Two weeks ago, the first leg of Jefferson’s Journey ended with a tasting in Kentucky

Drinks

Meet the Bourbon Archaeologist

Nick Laracuente surveys Kentucky’s lost distilleries to better tell the stories behind the bottles