Bourbon Barons: The Ripys

This historic tour focuses on the Ripy family of Lawrenceburg, KY.  They will take you on a journey beginning with the young Irishmen, James and John Ripy, who left their home in Tyrone, Ireland for the cliffs of the Kentucky River. They will follow the growth of the family from James’ initial foray into distilling…

Bourbon Barons: The Ripys

This historic tour focuses on the Ripy family of Lawrenceburg, KY.  They will take you on a journey beginning with the young Irishmen, James and John Ripy, who left their home in Tyrone, Ireland for the cliffs of the Kentucky River. They will follow the growth of the family from James’ initial foray into distilling…

Bourbon Barons: The Ripys

This historic tour focuses on the Ripy family of Lawrenceburg, KY.  They will take you on a journey beginning with the young Irishmen, James and John Ripy, who left their home in Tyrone, Ireland for the cliffs of the Kentucky River. They will follow the growth of the family from James’ initial foray into distilling…

Bourbon Sessions at the Ripy Mansion

Come take part in the first Bourbon Sessions event at the Ripy Mansion, part of a planned series that will feature a speaker and tasting while exploring the incredible T.B. Ripy Mansion. The speaker at this first event will be Bourbon Archaeologist Nike Laracuente, who will speak about forgotten distilleries in Woodford County and an…

Four Roses celebrates distillery grand reopening, debuts new Small Batch Select

Four Roses Distillery marked the culmination of its $55 million expansion project with the official launch of Small Batch Select, the first permanent addition to the Distillery’s Bourbon lineup in 12 years. The Distillery’s expansion project began in 2015 and is doubling production capacity to accommodate for growing industry demand. “It’s an exciting time at…

Four Roses, Wild Turkey bourbons make another top 10 list

Yet another publication has included Anderson County’s two distilleries in a top 10 bourbons list. This time it was Esquire that had both Wild Turkey and Four Roses listed among the “10 Best Bourbon Whiskey Brands to Drink Right Now.” Esquire described Wild Turkey as “a classic, unpretentious American whiskey brand that permeated the public’s…

Ripy, Ballard houses open to public April 3

If you’ve ever wanted to tour the Ripy House or the Ballard House in Lawrenceburg you’ll have your chance on Wednesday, April 3. BGT’s April deTour is coming to Anderson County that day at 6 p.m. to host free tours of the Ripy House, located at 320 S Main Street, followed by the Ballard House,…

Lawrenceburg’s Four Roses receives “World’s Best Bourbon” honor

The best bourbon in the world was produced in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. The honor of being World’s Best Bourbon was bestowed on Four Roses for its 130th Anniversary 2018 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon in the 2019 World Whiskies Awards. The announcement was made during the Whisky Magazine Awards New York program on January 30. “The…

Four Roses announces new 104 proof bourbon Four Roses adding new 104 proof bourbon

Lawrenceburg’s Four Roses is adding a fourth bourbon to its lineup, which will be found this spring in stores in Kentucky, Georgia, New York, California and Texas. The Four Roses Small Batch Select will join the existing Small Batch, Single Barrel and Four Roses Bourbon in the company’s lineup. The price of the new bourbon…

Cheers! Kentucky’s bourbon industry witnessing record growth

The Kentucky bourbon industry, which witnessed more than 1 million visits from tourists in 2018 at Kentucky Bourbon Trail distilleries, has doubled the number of jobs and the associated payroll over the last 10 years. During a press conference at the Kentucky Capitol on Wednesday morning the latest bourbon economic impact study was released, showing…