I was looking for a decent pub or restaurant to enjoy the World Cup 2014 matches and wound up at J. Gumbo’s on the campus of the University of Louisville. Being the multi-tasker that I am I figured what better time to do a bourbon review?
Denise, our bartender, introduced herself cordially.
Me: “What’s the worst bourbon you have?”
Bartender: “This stuff in the well, its $3” (Apparently “this stuff” was so bad that she didn’t want to mention it by name.)
Me: “I’ll take that – neat”
Bartender: [Shivers in disgust]
A three-finger pour OF Kentucky Tavern in a plastic cup is what I got. This was not going to be pleasant, I thought to myself.
Kentucky Tavern has been around since the trademark was registered in 1903. The brand survived Prohibition, two World Wars, and several acquisitions. The latest acquisition saw Kentucky Tavern purchased by Sazerac in 2009 as part of a package deal with Tom Moore Distillery/Constellation Spirits Brands.