Dixie Hibbs, Doris Settles, And Bernie Lubbers

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Join Dixie Hibbs, Doris Settles, and Bernie Lubbers at Carmichael's for a history of Bourbon in Kentucky just in time for the Derby. This is an event that bourbon lovers are not to miss!

Prohibtion in Bardstown by Dixie Hibbs and Doris Settles

Some Bardstown, Kentucky residents argued for an alcohol ban as early as the mid-1800s despite the fact that whiskey and bourbon were local staples. When Prohibition finally arrived, independent and inventive residents secretly kept the city wet. A deacon once stored whiskey in a baptismal pool. Seventy-year-old Aunt Be-At Hurst allegedly made her homebrew out of her bathtub. Some locals even burned distillery warehouses to cover up thefts. Crime ran so rampant that revenue collector Robert H. Lucas threatened to have the governor summon the state militia. Join historians Dixie Hibbs and Doris Settles as they detail the history of Bardstown booze.

Bourbon Whiskey: Our Native Spirit by Bernie Lubbers

Take a whirlwind trip down the Bourbon Trail with “Whiskey Professor” Bernie Lubbers and learn about our nation’s native spirit. In the pages of this funny and easy-to-read book, you’ll learn:

- How bourbon is made
- The history of bourbon in America (and the world)
- The difference between whiskey and bourbon
- How to read bourbon and whiskey bottle labels to make better choices when buying our native spirit
- Where to go to visit the Kentucky distilleries (and some other bars, restaurants and hotels nearby to make your visit more fun)
- Different drinks and recipes to make with bourbon at home
- How to host your own bourbon tasting
- What it takes to be a true “Whiskey Professor”

Bourbon Whiskey: Our Native Spirit has been updated to include a who’s who of the names on bourbon labels, a history of the evolution of the drink from corn whiskey to bourbon whiskey, hints on how to host a Kentucky Derby party in your home (with accompanying bourbon recipes), a list of approved “bottled in bond” restaurants in the United States and lots of new facts and trivia about this uniquely American beverage.
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