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A Kentucky judge has denied a motion to suppress evidence that led to a distillery worker being accused of masterminding a long-running whiskey theft ring in bourbon country. 

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Bulleit bourbon has reached a milestone in its maturity with the opening of its first distillery. 

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The economic potency of bourbon is getting stronger with age, increasing its impact on Kentucky by $1 billion in the past two years as demand for American whiskeys continues to grow.

Kevin Willis, WKU Public Radio

A sixth-generation distiller has passed away after five decades with one of the most famous bourbon producers.

A Bourbon Benefit for the Playhouse In The Park, Facebook

Dan Lavit speaks with Austin Carter on Sounds Good about Playhouse in the Park’s second annual Bourbon Tasting fundraiser happening tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Murray Country Club.

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A Christian County distillery is one of two in Kentucky who can begin selling mixed drinks to tourists this weekend. MB Roland Distillery of Pembroke, southeast of Hopkinsville, is scheduled to receive their license Friday. 

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The owners of Silent Brigade Distillery, Mayor Gayle Kaler, Paducah Ambassadors and members of the community gathered Friday at the new business to begin producing the city's first bourbon since prohibition.

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Demand for bourbon is putting pressure on the population of Kentucky’s white oak trees, which are used to make staves for whiskey barrels.

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Kentucky bourbon production hit a nearly 50-year high last year. An industry group says the state’s distilleries filled nearly 1.9 million bourbon barrels last year, the highest level since 1967. 

If I say Kentucky Derby, you say ... mint julep?

Well, if you're a Kentucky dame like me you do. As my fellow Louisville native Jesse Baker once pointed out: "It ain't Derby without a mint julep."

Race fans have been drinking mint juleps at Churchill Downs in Louisville since the racetrack's inception in 1875, according to bourbon historian Fred Minnick.

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