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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

December 2019 in Review

Welcome to the December 2019 recap. If you are looking for more ways to interact with me and share your love of bourbon, please tell everyone you know about the site and don't forget about the monthly Columbus Ohio Whiskey Society (COWS) meetups.

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This month I posted 8 unique articles and the site saw over 7500 views... up over 475% from the 1307 views in December of 2018 and the second biggest traffic month ever for the site.

Me and Tobey at 2019 Christmas

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Heaven Hill Announces Completion of Phase 1 of Visitor Center Upgrade

Heaven Hill has announced the completion of phase 1 of their visitor center upgrade resulting in new tasting rooms and immersive tour experiences at their Bardstown distillery as well as a brand new gift shop. Phase 2 will further expand the footprint of their Bourbon Heritage Center (BHC) nearly 3 times to 30,000 square feet.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

2019 December Pictures From Woodford Distillery

Friend of the site Amy made a trip to Kentucky last week and captured some amazing photos. On the visit, she hit up Woodford and was gracious enough to let me display her photos. With that said, enjoy the pictures of the beautiful Woodford Distillery located in Versailles, Kentucky.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Bardstown Bourbon Company & The Prisoner Wine Announce New Bourbon Collaboration

Bardstown Bourbon Company has announced a new collaboration with The Prisoner Wine Company for a collaborative bourbon finished in The Prisoner red wine barrels scheduled for release in January of 2020. The new spirit is a 100-proof, nine-year-old Tennessee bourbon aged for 18 months in the same French Oak red wine barrels used to age The Prisoner's flagship product, The Prisoner. 

Friday, December 13, 2019

Reminder - Last Day to Enter the Ohio Bourbon Bottle Lottery

Today is the last day to enter the Ohio Bourbon Bottle Lottery. You can enter until 11:59pm on Friday, Dec. 13 (today!). If you haven't entered, do it now!

Enter Here!

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

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) Announces Jack Daniel's single barrel selections - Available December 21st

The Ohio Division of Liquor Control (OHLQ) has announced the availability of Jack Daniel's single barrel selections beginning at select locations (list below) on Saturday, December 21st at 9am. For this release, the state worked with Jack Daniel's Master Distiller Jeff Arnett to select 12 barrels available exclusively in Ohio.

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 And Location
Wed, December 11, 2019
Buckeye Bourbon House
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EST
36 East Gay Street
Columbus, OH 43215