kentucky bourbon

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        The Carson Center in Paducah, KY will be hosting their 13th annual Distiller's Dinner, which raises funds for the non-profit performing center. Development director, Debbie Wattier, and chef of Artisan Kitchen, Karla Lawrence, visit Sounds Good to provide details of the event. 

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Former president of Maker’s Mark Bill Samuels Jr. says that Kentucky’s so-called bourbon boom still has a couple years of exponential growth in it.

Samuels spoke Thursday on the campus of Murray State University, where he said the boom is partly a result of distillers taking their business back in their own hands.

In response to criticism, Maker's Mark has decided not to reduce the alcohol by volume of its bourbon after all.

The distillery had recently moved to 42-percent alcohol by volume; the switch back to the traditional 45-percent alcohol by volume is immediate. The Loretto, Ky., distillery has posted this statement to its website—which Sunday afternoon wasn't loading properly—and Facebook page. 

Bill Samuels Jr., the former president and current chairman emeritus of Maker's Mark, has posted a note to the company's website addressing the recent announcement that Maker's Mark was reducing its alcohol by volume three percentage points, from 45 to 42.

Silver Trail Distiller Balentine Talks Moonshine

Dec 14, 2012
Matt Markgraf-WKMS

Spencer Balentine is owner and head distiller of Silver Trail Distillery in Marshall County. He makes old-fashioned whiskey moonshine, based on a family recipe. Balentine’s product won the 2012 SIP Award for Best Whiskey Moonshine, and his “LBL Moonshine” has recently been picked up by a national distributor.