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    1. Kentucky Knows makes all kinds of things with reclaimed bourbon barrels, including Grillin Char and beautiful barrel head cutting boards.  They are available at Liquor Barn stores across Kentucky.  Click here for locations.

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    2. Bourbon Barrel Foods makes every kind of bourbon barrel finished spice you can think of.  There’s a store in Butchertown, a new one on Frankfort Avenue will open in January.  Until then, you can pick up their wares at local Liquor Barns, A Taste of Kentucky, Evergreen Liquors, and many other locally owned retail shops, as well as their website.

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    3. Art Eatables makes the only bourbon truffles that match the cocoa with each unique type of bourbon.  These are hands down my favorite bourbon candy around.  They are available on Amazon or at their shop on 4th Street.

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    4. Whiskey books are a great resource for those wanting to know more about where their bourbon comes from.  My top recommendations are Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage by Michael Veach and Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey by Fred Minnick.  You can see my top ten recommendations here.  Also check out Warren Bobrow’s Whiskey Cocktails


    5. Drunkwood sells awesome furniture and home accessories made out of reclaimed bourbon barrels. You can order via Facebook here.

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    6. Bluegrass Barrels are made from reclaimed bourbon barrels. Give a gift by selecting the size, hoop color and other personalization options.They are great for bourbon’s latest trend, barrel aged cocktails.

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    7.  Bourbon, duh.  Any kind.  It doesn’t have to be Pappy to be good or special.

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    8. The Bourbon Review is more than just a magazine.  They also sell awesome bourbon merchandise including Bourbon t-shirts, coffee mugs, flasks, barrels and barware.  Check out all their merchandise here.

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    9. Tickets to upcoming events provide an experience a bourbon lover won’t soon forget.  Whether it’s a dinner and tasting like the one that will accompany the North American Bourbon and Whiskey Competition in January, A Filson event like the Salon at Oxmoor or the spring session of the Bourbon Academy, or an all-out weekend-long event like The Bourbon Classic in February, experiences make memories that last a lifetime.

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    10.  The Kentucky Shop offers a lot of neat bourbon barrel pieces, including tie clips and coasters, but I really love their Christmas baseball raglan tee.  Click here for more.

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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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