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Photo Gallery: Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Inside some of the distilleries that produce America's Official Native Spirit. By Hope S. Philbrick I can, do and will write a lot of words about bourbon and Kentucky Bourbon Country, but there are some elusive aspects of the experience of touring the Kentucky Bourbon Trail...

Fab Five: Little Rock, Arkansas

By Hope S. Philbrick Whether you find yourself in Little Rock, Arkansas for a business conference or a vacation, here are five fun things to add to your itinerary. Our picks, of course, most appeal to adults. Arkansas Arts Center Founded as a Fine Arts Museum in 1937,...

Johnny Schuler, Master Distiller of Pisco Portón

By Hope S. Philbrick Master Distiller Johnny Schuler owes his current position as one of world’s foremost pisco authorities and advocates to a coincidence. In 1977 he was asked to step in as a judge at a pisco competition after the other judges became too inebriated...

Chris Morris, Master Distiller Woodford Reserve

Giving Whiskey An American Twist By Hope S. Philbrick A Kentucky native, Morris joined Brown-Forman in 1976 at age 18 as an intern working at the distillery. It was a natural place for him to begin his career. “Both my mother and father were Brown-Forman employees,”...

Joy Spence, Master Blender Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum

Crashing Through A Glass Ceiling By Hope S. Philbrick Joy Spence has a rolling laugh that thrums through her speech; the happy sound makes it seem that her parents predicted her personality when they named her. But they probably never guessed that Spence would become the spirits industry’s...

Amarula Cream Liqueur

Behind the Bottle, a Taste of Africa By Hope S. Philbrick Animals can help drive sales: Americans are twice as likely to buy a new wine when an animal is on the label, according to the marketing information company ACNielsen. But in the case of Amarula...

Girl’s Getaway: Columbus, Ohio

The inside scoop on grownup fun in Columbus Ohio.  By Hope S. Philbrick What do you do when your friend moves to Columbus, Ohio? You visit, of course. And discover some adult-oriented hot spots within that family-friendly state—some compelling enough to warrant a trip to Columbus...

Jimmy Russell, Master Distiller Wild Turkey

Striving for Consistency By Hope S. Philbrick "We're just an old fashioned bourbon distillery," said Master Distiller Jimmy Russell while escorting me around the site in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, where he makes Wild Turkey. He's been master distiller since the late 1960s. (Wild Turkey was launched in...

Roll Out the Jack Daniel’s

Buy the World’s Best-Selling Whiskey by the Bottle or Barrel By Hope S. Philbrick Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey is produced much like a sour mash bourbon, but differs in one key way: “Before it goes into the barrel, it’s mellowed with charcoal,” says Jeff Norman, master...