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    Check Out Why Oh Rye With The Whisky Chicks
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    Bourbon lovers who live in Louisville are very fortunate.  We have access to unlimited resources for bourbon education and events as well as some of the best distilleries and bourbon bars.  No matter what time of the year or what day of the week, there’s always something going on in the Louisville bourbon world.

    The Kentucky Whisky Chicks make a great contribution to the Louisville bourbon culture.  In addition to fundraising and social events, the Whisky Chicks also host lots of education opportunities.  Their series last year broke down bourbon education based on regions in Kentucky where the distilleries are situated.  Until those sessions I had never really thought about how much influence the different water sources had on the products being made.  We know about limestone water in Kentucky, but I had no idea the different river basins all have different thicknesses of limestone shelves.

    The current series focuses on whiskeys other than bourbon.  The last session covered Scotch and Irish Whiskey, and next week’s session will cover rye.  You might wonder why you would want to learn about other whiskeys if you really only love bourbon.  The answer is simple- we have a lot of shared heritage, and if you’re going to be able to talk a Scotch drinker into trying Kentucky’s native spirit, you’d better have tried Scotch at some point.  We bourbon lovers are all ambassadors for Kentucky’s native spirit, and appreciating other whiskeys is tantamount to extending a proverbial olive branch.

    Rye is an important part of the American whiskey landscape, and the resurgence of bourbon has led to a resurgence in rye as well.  Tickets to the next Whisky Chicks tasting event at Westport Whiskey and Wine are still available by clicking here, and regardless of the name all are welcome.

    Photos Courtesy of The Whisky Chicks

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    About Maggie Kimberl

    I'm a Louisville native with a passion for traveling and homegrown tomatoes. I write the bourbon news, which keeps me plenty busy since Louisville is the center of the bourbon universe. See bourbon news happening? Contact me on Twitter @LouGirl502!

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