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. For the inaugural event in 2019, Boots & Bourbon featured Grammy nominees Lee Thomas Miller and Wendell Mobley who shared their songs and the stories behind them.…

Bourbon historian Michael Veach hosting May Bourbon Session

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…

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

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…

Lawrenceburg submitted to be on new HGTV show

Could Lawrenceburg be the focus of an upcoming show on HGTV? It certainly meets the criteria for Home Town Takeover, a new show which will be hosted by Ben and Erin Napier from the hit series Home Town, which also airs on HGTV. Billed as HGTV’s biggest renovation project ever, Home Town Takeover will makeover…

Bourbon Sessions at the Ripy Mansion

Make plans to come to the Ripy Mansion for a tasting and tour with mother-daughter duo Joyce and Autumn Nethery, from Jeptha Creed Distillery, who are creating a legacy for their family and their hometown of Shelbyville, one ground to glass spirit at a time. Co-owner and Marketing Manager Autumn Nethery spent a year studying…

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…