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The 22 Best Whiskey Bars in America

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We are very pleased to announce that the tavern was recently featured on Thrill List as being one of the 22 top whiskey bars in America. Below is an excerpt from the article. Click here for the full article.

Whether you drink it neat, on the rocks, or through a hilarious straw attached to your hat, whiskey is one of America's most beloved spirits, slightly edging out Sriracha-flavored vodka. And if you know where to go, you can get your hands on some of the rarest, most coveted whiskeys on the planet, as well as delicious cocktails that feature everyone's favorite brown water. We've found the best bars from sea to shining sea in which to drink whiskey -- now it's up to you to get off your ass and visit every one of them. Just maybe leave your whiskey hat at home.


The scene: With one of the biggest collections of bourbon in the US, BT is a must visit whenever you’re rolling through Lexington on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, or just visiting your uncle John Calipari. Post up at the long, long bar, or snag a spot at one of their big barrel tables, and order up one of 230 bourbons, especially something vintage you likely won’t be able to get anywhere else but a very old boozehound’s basement, and you can easily forget that you’re all alone in this big world, and don’t actually know anyone in Lexington.

What you're drinking: Whatever the good gentlemen behind the bar recommend (though they also do a fine Manhattan)

The Bluegrass Tavern Old Fashioned

New Bourbons In!

While supplies last.

Stagg Junior, Old Forrester Birthday, Four Roses 125th Anniversary Small Batch

Angel's Envy bourbon master distiller Lincoln Henderson dies

aHyjn.AuSt.79Kentucky bourbon legend Lincoln Henderson, patriarch of the family behind Angel's Envy, died Tuesday night in Lexington at age 75.

Mr. Henderson pioneered premium bourbon and whiskeys, first at Brown-Forman and later, in retirement, with his own label.

"I lost my dad and best friend today, but I am blessed and grateful that together we created a brand that we're both incredibly proud of," Wes Henderson, chief operating officer of Angel's Envy, said in a statement from the company. "We will proudly carry on his legacy and keep his memory alive."

Lincoln Henderson was an inaugural member of the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame and was awarded a lifetime achievement award from Malt Advocate magazine, now known as Whisky Advocate.

He "began serious study of bourbon" as an undergraduate in Oklahoma, according to the company. He earned a degree in chemistry from the University of Louisville and a master's degree in business administration from Webster University in Missouri.

Mr. Henderson helped develop brands including Woodford Reserve, Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack, and Jack Daniel's Single Barrel.

Read more: Angel's Envy bourbon master distiller Lincoln Henderson dies

Bourbon List

Four Roses

Yellow Label
Small Batch

Marriage 2009
Marriage 2008
Limited Edition Small Batch 2010
Limited Edition Small Batch 2011
Limited Edition Small Batrch 2012
Limited Edition Small Batch 2013

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