Tom Wilmes


Louisville City Guide: A Bourbon-Spiked Renaissance

As the bourbon boom surges on, Louisville buzzes with new energy


Visiting Bardstown: Soaking up the Flavors—and Community—in the Bourbon Capital of the World

Bourbon is booming, and nowhere more so than in Kentucky’s second-oldest city, a small town that pours on the hospitality

Food & Drink

Five American Single Malt Whiskeys to Try

The category is growing fast across the South and beyond, with some tasty results


Waco’s Whiskey Wizard

Balcones head distiller Jared Himstedt on making a pour that captures the spirit of Texas

Food & Drink

Louisville’s Top Bourbon Bars

Where to find the best pours in Bourbon City

Arts & Culture

Ada Limón’s Kentucky Home

The new U.S. Poet Laureate on the power of poetry and finding inspiration in place


Six Coveted Fall Bourbon Releases—and Alternative Sips to Try

While scoring a hard-to-find bottle is a thrill, there’s a wealth of flavors to explore


Five Ways to Elevate a Kentucky Bourbon Excursion

Go beyond the standard distillery tour with these immersive experiences


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


Historic Getaways for Horse Lovers

Three historic Southern inns where equestrians feel right at home


Three New Ryes to Try

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


Raising the Basement Bourbon Bar

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


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


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


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


A Bourbon Tour of Kentucky

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