New director of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival

New director of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival

Before there were hundreds of bourbon-centric events throughout the year in Louisville and throughout Kentucky, there was the Kentucky Bourbon Festival. And after 27 years, the five-day event always held during National Bourbon Heritage Month continues to attract more...
Master taster Jackie Zykan in the bourbon boom

Master taster Jackie Zykan in the bourbon boom

Ask Jacquelyn Zykan, Old Forester’s master taster and bourbon specialist, what a day on the job is like, and she’ll have a different answer for you every day. For Jacquelyn– or Jackie– being a master taster for the 147 -year-old whiskey brand is a hybrid...
Slaves in bourbon legacy

Slaves in bourbon legacy

In archives across Kentucky, Erin Wiggins Gilliam is on a search for the faces and names of slaves who worked in America’s first whiskey distilleries. She and others know for a fact that slaves helped create what is now one of the country’s most iconic...
Brown-Forman Named Distiller of the Year

Brown-Forman Named Distiller of the Year

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 28, 2019–Whisky Magazine has named Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BFA)(NYSE:BFB) the Distiller of the Year and recognized Juan Merizalde Carrillo of Old Forester Distilling Co. as Distillery Manager of the Year at...
Morris: Woodford Reserve ‘home of innovative whiskeys’

Morris: Woodford Reserve ‘home of innovative whiskeys’

For Chris Morris, Woodford Reserve’s master distiller, doing things differently is essential. As the American whiskey boom continues, he’s keen to show just how experimental and diverse the category can be. When Chris Morris joined Brown-Forman 42 years ago, the US...