Boots & Bourbon Songwriter Festival

Mark your calendars for October 24 for the second annual Boots & Bourbon Nashville Songwriters Festival, which will be back at the Barn at McCall Springs in Lawrenceburg. Boots & Bourbon features some of the country’s top song writers sharing their songs and the stories behind them. For 2020, the song writers will include Wendell…

Lawrenceburg/Anderson County saw growth in tourism in 2019

Tourism-related traffic and spending saw a steady increase in Anderson County between 2018 and 2019, according to information recently released by the Kentucky Department of Tourism.From 2018 to 2019, tourism-related employment increased from 88 jobs to 90 jobs, labor income increased from $1.96 million to $2.06 million, state and local taxes collected increased from $790,000…

Wild Turkey, Four Roses reopening visitor centers

While tours and tastings haven’t resumed just yet, both of Anderson County’s bourbon distilleries are welcoming the public back to their visitor centers and retails shops. The Four Roses Bourbon distillery reopened their visitor center on June 16. Business hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. A limited…

Bourbon historian Michael Veach hosting May Bourbon Session (POSTPONED)

Hall of fame bourbon historian Michael Veach will host the May Bourbon Session at the Ripy Mansion in Lawrenceburg. The focus of this Bourbon Session is the history of the famous distilleries located along the Kentucky River, as well as a tasting of present day Kentucky River bourbons.  These tastings will be paired with appetizers…

Several Lawrenceburg businesses adapt to continue serving public

Except for those considered essential, most retail businesses in Kentucky have had to shut their doors to the public, due to concerns about the coronavirus. You can’t walk in and shop anymore, but some Lawrenceburg businesses are still offering services through their websites or social media. Here is a look at what some businesses in…

Tourism entities, events announcing closures, postponements in Lawrenceburg

Though no cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been diagnosed in Lawrenceburg or Anderson County, some events and attractions here are postponing or closing temporarily to help prevent the spread of the virus. Four Roses Bourbon will continue with production, but tours of the distillery in Lawrenceburg and the warehouse and bottling facility at Cox’s Creek…

Pottery wheel crash course

Join Elements Clay Studio  for a 2-hour crash course pottery wheel class. This is a fun class for anyone who has always wanted to give the pottery wheel a try. In this class we will throw a bowl, cup and plate. Class fee is $60 per person. Seating is limited to 5 per class. Unfortunately…

Bourbon Sessions at the Ripy Mansion

Join in the next installment of Bourbon Sessions at the Ripy Mansion. The speaker for February will be Stephen Beam, 7th generation master distiller and co-owner of Limestone Branch Distillery. Limestone Branch Distillery was founded in 2010 by brothers Steve and Paul Beam, whose ancestral roots run deep in the bourbon industry – on both…

Kentucky Bourbon Trail witnesses another year of record visits

The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that the famed Kentucky Bourbon Trail® and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour® destinations welcomed nearly two million visits in 2019.What started as a handful of distillery stops and a few hundred visitors two decades ago has exploded into a globally recognized, bucket-list journey for visitors from all over the…

Four Roses’ senior brand ambassador dies at age 77

Al Young, the historian for Four Roses and the distillery’s senior brand ambassador, died on Christmas day at the age of 77. Al began his career with Four Roses in 1967 and worked his way through the ranks to become the distillery manager in 1990. In 2007 he became the senior brand ambassador and in…