February’s Best of Bourbon

Haven’t been keeping up with the world of Bourbon this month? We’ve got you covered. Here are our top recipes, releases, and industry news articles of the month!

1. Heaven Hill Announces Release of Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond Series

Just in time for the 121st Bottled-in-Bond Day on March 3rd, Heaven Hill Distillery is bringing back a legendary bottled-in-bond Bourbon line, complete with an ornate collector’s decanter. The limited edition line willl release each spring and fall, kicking off in Spring 2018 with an 11-year bottling presented at 100 proof for a suggested retail price of $110.00.

2. Neat and Sweet: Bourbon and Girl Scout Cookies

If the Scouts haven’t come knocking on your door, its time to hunt a couple down and get your cookie fix the Bourbon way. We matched up a few of our favorite pours with each Girl Scout cookie available this year. A few favorites – Basil Hayden’s and Thin Mints for a delicate treat, or Woodford Reserve Double Oaked with Peanut Butter Patties for a more indulgent dessert.

3. Woodford Reserve Names Elizabeth McCall Assistant Master Distiller

Who run the world? Girls. Joining the ranks of female Master Distillers Marianne Barnes, Joyce Nethery, and Pamela Heilmann, Woodford Reserve’s Master Taster and Senior Quality Control Specialist Elizabeth McCall steps up to the position of Assistant Master Distiller. McCall has been with Brown-Forman since 2009, helping to develop tasting notes and defining the sensory standards by which every batch of Woodford must comply. Congratulations, Elizabeth!

4. Appalachian Onion Soup 

We’ve all heard of French onion soup – but the real magic happens when you replace the white wine component of the hearty beef broth and double down on rich flavor by adding Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey. Rainy springs in Kentucky call for great soup and better whiskey, so combine the two with this delicious recipe from The Hungry Belgian.

5. Julep Shindig 2018 – The Bourbon Country Experience of a Lifetime

If you’re looking for the best that Bourbon Country has to offer, look no further than this years Julep Shindig Experience – a weekend of Bourbon, horse, and culinary heaven that you’ll never forget. Stay at 21c, tour Woodford Reserve, meet American Pharoah, and cap off the weekend at the gorgeous Keeneland Racetrack with the Julep Shindig Brunch. Try Mint Juleps from bartenders all over the country while you sample a full Southern brunch and listen to live music before you head in to bet the ponies. Click here for tickets!

Caroline Paulus
Caroline Paulus is the Senior Editor for The Bourbon Review. She lives and writes in Lexington, Kentucky. Follow her on Instagram @misswhiskeyhistorian to keep up with her latest in bourbon news - and a few old finds, too.