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On Horseracing with Ambassador to Ireland, Dan Mulhall

Pulling from the elegance of Europe and Embassy atmosphere, Destination Bluegrass created a warm and inviting reception for more than 130 guests, representing the thoroughbred industry in the Bluegrass. Ireland’s horse racing industry is much like our own.  We share the same passion.  And like our own, racing is one of Ireland’s most popular spectator sports.  On the international scene, Ireland is a strong producer of Thoroughbred horses just as we are here in Kentucky.  We are proud to be a part

Lexington-Based Craft Bourbon Distillery Prepares to Hit Two-Year Mark by Tim Knittel

With September’s designation as National Bourbon Heritage Month, Kentucky’s signature spirit industry will celebrate with festivals, parties and the obligatory imbibing. And while Bluegrass Distillers, located at 501 W. 6th St. in Lexington, will partake in the celebrations, it’ll also be focusing two months further out to Nov. 11, 2017 — the day the distillery goes straight. There are many key moments for a distillery: when its Distilled Spirits Plant (DSP) number is issued; when the first drops of spirit condense

Celebrating Bourbon Month with our Bourbon Master

In 2007, Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning sponsored a bill to officially declare September as “National Bourbon Heritage Month,” and it was passed by unanimous consent. And so it is that we are now entering the 10th year of dedicating this month to celebrating – in moderation, of course – what is now fondly referred to as “America’s native spirit.” There are plenty of reasons to spend an entire month celebrating the heritage of this special libation, which has acquired more than 200

Kentucky’s Unbridled Spirit

Here in the Bluegrass State, we think of this phrase as our unofficial motto.  What does it mean, unbridled?  As with thoroughbred horses, it can mean unrestrained, uninhibited, and unstoppable.  It is true with champions.  It is the freedom to expend every ounce of talent, courage, and determination in accomplishing one single goal.  We’ve all stood with great anticipation and marveled as starting gates thrust open.  The horses spring forth, round the track, and race home with wild abandon.  Champions…doing