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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Buffalo Trace Announces 21st Annual Lighting of the Trace - December 4th

In what is an annual tradition, Buffalo Trace will be kicking off the holiday season with their 21st annual Lighting of the Trace taking place on December 4th at their distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky.

The annual event is family friendly and includes refreshments, carols, Christmas stories read
by Santa’s elves, and of course a visit from Santa. The event kicks off at 5:30pm with a special candlelight tour of the Distillery featuring carolers along the tour route. Note, candlelight tours are offered on a first come, first serve basis and the capacity is limited.

2019 State of Ohio Whiskey and Bourbon Bottle Lottery is Live - Enter Now!

The 2019 Ohio Bottle Lottery is live. You can enter at the link below until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13. I reached out to the state and they confirmed there are nearly 900 bottles available. The allocation by brand was not provided.

Enter Here!

In order to enter, you'll need the following:

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Announcement: December Columbus Ohio Whiskey Society (COWS) Meeting

You won't want to miss our December Central Ohio Whiskey Society (COWS) meeting. As normal the $10 flight of whiskey tasted blind and will be the star of the show but we have some other special things in store. We will be having a raffle to raise money for the Central Ohio Food Bank where you can win some very sought after whiskey and some that can't even be bought in Ohio. There also will be some swag from donating distilleries. So bring cash to buy some tickets to get your chance. There will be many winners in this raffle. Please click the link and sign up so we have a head count as we are expecting a good crowd.

If you're planning on attending, please RSVP here so they can let the Buckeye Bourbon House know to properly prepare. Any questions, email

Date And Time
Wed, December 11, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EST

Buckeye Bourbon House
36 East Gay Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Saturday, November 30, 2019

November 2019 in Review

Welcome to the November 2019 recap. If you are looking for more ways to interact with us and share your love of bourbon, please tell everyone you know.

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This month I posted 15 unique articles and the site saw over 8400+ views... nearly doubling the previous all-time high of 4941 set last month.

For context, last November I had 404 page-views so this represents nearly a 2000% increase year-over-year!! This is the third consecutive month with record traffic. Thank you to everyone and remember, tell everybody!

Tobey dressed up as a panda for 2019 Halloween and rocking his new shoes... he was not having it! Finally, his 14th birthday at Pet People

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) Announces Maker's Mark OHLQ Holiday Barrel Program - Available December 6th

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced the availability of what they are calling the OHLQ Holiday release beginning at select locations (list below) at 9am on Friday, December 6th. This is the State's second Maker's Mark barrel selection release in 2019 following the ‘The Great 88 Select’, ‘Capital City Select’, ‘Queen City Select’, and ‘North Coast Select’ barrels released in April.