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  1. #1
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    Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar

    If you're in the Cincinnati area, be sure to check out the recently-opened Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar. It's on Mainstrasse in Covington, KY (right across the river from downtown Cincy) It features 127 (and counting) American whiskies --- mostly bourbons. It's owned by Molly Wellman, who also owns Japps on Main Street in Cincinnati (which is absolutely the best place in the area for classic cocktails)

    You can get a beer there (I think) but its really about the whiskey!
    John B

    "Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."

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    Re: Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar

    TPS hosts a cigar tasting every Tuesday and a friend and hit the OKBB afterwards. Bernie Lubers was there from Beam doing small batch tasting. They had the Knob Creek rye as one of the offerings and I have to say that I enjoyed it, but that is for another thread. I did like the bar quite a bit, small and quaint and Molly is always accessible to chat with. They had a really good selection, but I stuck with the OGD 114 and Mellow Corn. They do have two beers on tap, the Kentucky Bourbon Barrel ale and something else, I couldn't see from my spot on the bar. I would go back for sure, may be a spot that we can host a Cincy & NKY tasting.

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    Re: Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar

    We did a tasting at OKBB and at Japps last week. OKBB was packed. I got to try a few products I haven't had in the past, including Maker's White (which as a distiller, I'm really interested in).

    OKBB is a great place with a great selection. And Molly is a huge supporter of all things whiskey and is a big fan or ours. That always means a great deal to me. She, and Richie, make a KILLER Old Fashioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmoothAmbler View Post
    We did a tasting at OKBB and at Japps last week. OKBB was packed. I got to try a few products I haven't had in the past, including Maker's White (which as a distiller, I'm really interested in).

    OKBB is a great place with a great selection. And Molly is a huge supporter of all things whiskey and is a big fan or ours. That always means a great deal to me. She, and Richie, make a KILLER Old Fashioned.
    For your info, while there they did have a lot of nice things to say about SmoothAmbler. One more and it would have been a cab ride home, so I marked it as one to try next time. Just wanted to let you know they liked it. Wish I knew about the tasting.

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    Re: Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar

    Quote Originally Posted by Ejmharris View Post
    For your info, while there they did have a lot of nice things to say about SmoothAmbler. One more and it would have been a cab ride home, so I marked it as one to try next time. Just wanted to let you know they liked it. Wish I knew about the tasting.
    Always good to hear. While you showed some restraint, I didn't do so well after the tasting was over. We walked down the street and had dinner at Bouquet, and then got a DD back to our hotel. I really like that Mainstrasse (sp?) area.

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    Re: Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar

    Thanks for the post, I'll have to check it out this summer.

 

 

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