Zane and Steve head down to bourbon county in Louisville, Kentucky to learn more about America’s official spirit and this great southern city. We turn Steve into a proper southern gentleman and then make him less and less proper by tasting a whole lot of bourbon as we crawl a bunch of great bourbon bars. Air Date: Wednesday, 8pm 10/23
WHERE WE WENT
- The Belle of Louisville: Since 1963, the Belle of Louisville has taken nearly 7 million people for a cruise on the Ohio River. The Belle is America’s last true river steamboat still in operation, and she is preparing to celebrate her 100th birthday in October 2014, a feat never achieved by any other river steamboat in the United States. 401 West River Road Louisville, KY P: 1.866.832.0011 – Facebook – Twitter
- The Bar at Blu: BLU is a new concept in restaurant ambiance, combining contemporary twists on a well-selected Mediterranean menu with an exhilarating atmosphere. Their bar offers up a number of true blu Louisville cocktails 280 West Jefferson Street Louisville, KY 40202 P: (502) 671-4285 -Facebook
- The Old Seelbach: Opened for business in 1905, The Seelbach is a historic location rooted in Louisville history. Classy and elegant, this bar has a classic ambiance and some great bourbon drinks. F.Scott Fitzgerald mentions the Old Seelbach in his novel, The Great Gatsby.
500 S 4th St Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 585-3200 – Facebook
- Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar: Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar offers the country’s largest selection of Kentucky Bourbons with over 150 bourbons to pick from. If you can’t decide on a bourbon ask for a flight of bourbons, or try one of our signature bourbon drinks. 140 North Fourth St. Louisville, KY 40202 P: 800-The-Galt (843-4258) or 502-589-5200 – Facebook – Twitter
- Buck’s Restaurant and Bar: When Buck started the restaurant he wanted to create an experience for our guests that they would never forget. He had always admired “moon gardens”, which are all white flower gardens, they say if you plant your garden in white you get to enjoy your garden day and night. So he painted the walls dark hunter green, added lots of candles and filled the bar with white flowers. Put that together with a fine continental menu, artfully mismatched china and nightly live piano music and Bucks Restaurant was born. 425 West Ormsby Avenue Louisville, KY 40203 (502) 637-5284 – Facebook – Twitter
- Bluegrass Brewing Company: BBC was built off of the passion of craft brewer, Pat Hagan, after studying in Austria and being exposed to “good beer”. Bluegrass Brewing Company is a fine representation of true craft brewing with a true passion for beer. 3929 Shelbyville road, Louisville, Kentucky – P: 502-899-7070 – Facebook – Twitter -
WHAT WE DRANK
Golden Antlers Recipe
Chocolate Julep Martini Recipe
Seelbach Cocktail Recipe
Jockey Silks Mint Julep Recipe
The Scarlet O’Hara Recipe
Can’t go to Louisville without swinging a Louisville slugger. The boys square off in the first ever Drinking Made Easy Home run Derby. Choose who you think will hit the farthest ball, loser has to drink!
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- The Belle of Louisville, originally named The Idlewild, first launched on October 18, 1914
- The Great Steamboat Race takes place the Wednesday before the Kentucky Derby
- The first Great Steamboat Race was in 1963 where the Bell Raced against the Delta Queen
- There are 19 locations on the Urban Bourbon trail.
- Creme de Cacao is a chocolate flavored liqueur
- F.Scott Fitzgerald mentions the Old Seelbach in his novel, The Great Gatsby
- Al Capone had a private escape passageway within the hotel
- The Old Seelbach was opened in May 1905, and called “the only fireproof hotel in the city”
- Bourbon can only be produced in the United States. Kentucky Bourbon can only be produced in Kentucky.
- No bourbon is currently made in Bourbon County, due to the formations of new counties from the original county.
- Marvin C. Stone invented the paper straw in 1888 while drinking a julep
- The entire bar at Buck’s is lined with bourbon and white flowers…always…
- Bluegrass brewing company began producing beer in 1993
- Barley Wines are typically between 8% and 12% alcohol by volume
- Barley Wines got their name for being beers with the strength of wines
THANK YOU SIR, MAY I PLEASE HAVE SOME MORE?
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