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  • The Early Years of Whiskeymaking
  • Believe it or not, the history of making bourbon in Kentucky isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. SHOCKER. Many theories have been developed over the years to suggest who really invented one of Kentucky’s most distinctive products. But what is the real story?   One of the University Press of Kentucky’s very own authors, Henry Crowgey, […]

  • We’re Poets and We Didn’t Even Know It
  • It has been a real treat for us at UPK to share with our followers some of our favorite poems from our authors including Joe Survant, Frank X Walker, and George Ella Lyon for April’s National Poetry Month. I think we can all agree that their amazing talents make writing poetry look easy. Our English […]

  • Feeling Thirsty?
  • If our last recipe post from The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book wasn’t enough of a teaser for ya, check below for some tasty treats! Whether you’re a fan of sweet or savory spirits, this book has something for everyone. Kentucky Derby Pie 1½ ounces Kentucky bourbon (80–90 proof) ¾ ounce Nocello (walnut liqueur) ½ ounce […]