Neat & Mixed from Hops & Spirits

We welcome in Melissa Rift (2:45 mark), Master Taster for Old Forester, for our Q&A. She talks about her role as master taster, how she got into the business, starting as a tour guide, what drew her to Old Forester, sharing its history, putting her touches on new releases, being a brand ambassador, sharing a fun history story and more.

What's Pouring Kentucky (0:30 mark): Thursday Night Live returns to downtown Lexington on April 6 while the Urban Bourbon Trail has added new stops in Louisville. Ramsey's Diner in Lexington honored by Southern Living and two Louisville mixologists take home awards at the Rose Julep Cocktail Competition. Plus, Blue Run Spirits shows off images from its future distillery campus in Georgetown.

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What is Neat & Mixed from Hops & Spirits?

It's a different type of Q&A as we ask the questions and our guests talk about the alcohol. From drinks and food to art and fun, listen to the stories of some of your favorite brewers, distillers, chefs, artists, authors, brands and more in Kentucky (and surrounding areas). A new podcast is released every week.