The Bourbon Lifestyle



There is not one bourbon lifestyle, but many.
Like William Tarr, we believe working hard, caring for others, and not taking
yourself too seriously are the essence of a life well lived. We also advocate
 cherishing the people, places, and traditions that add quality to your life. Like
taking the time to savor a good, Kentucky bourbon.
Join us as we share our version of The Bourbon Lifestyle with friends.


The Classic Old Fashioned



  • 2 oz. Old Wm. Tarr Manchester Reserve (or your favorite Kentucky whiskey)
  • 1 sugar cube (or .5 tsp. sugar)
  • 2-3 dashes bitters

Stir in a mixing glass with ice, and strain into a cocktail glass.
Garnish with a citrus peel or cherry.

Fun Fact: Initially concocted in 1880 in a private social club in Kentucky called the Pendennis, young James E. Pepper – later a famed distiller and neighbor to our own vintage distillery – took the drink with him to the Waldorf-Astoria hotel bar in New York, where its popularity began to grow and was soon a big city staple.



Repeal Day


Celebrate Your Constitutional Right to Drink with Wm. Tarr Distillery

Insiders relish the day Americans regained their freedom to consume alcohol

On January 16, 1919, the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution passed, making all production and consumption of alcohol illegal. So began Prohibition, widely known as one of the darkest periods in American history. Crime, drunkenness, and distrust for the government ran rampant in the U.S., and some people saw no way out.



Wm. Tarr Distillery has been reborn in Lexington’s historic Distillery District by co-founders Jill Bakehorn and Barry Brinegar, who are excited to bring back this quality bourbon that signifies Kentucky’s inheritance.

In 1882, 35 workers were employed to produce about 45 barrels of whiskey daily. 18,000 barrels were kept in bonded storage and Tarr was advertised as 'Always True.'


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The Bourbon Show

Steve & Jeremy interview Barry Brinegar of Wm. Tarr Distillery in Lexington. The Bourbon Show music (Whiskey on the Mississippi) is by Kevin MacLeod

Sips, Sud & Smokes

This episode includes a review of William Tarr Manchester Reserve and William Tarr Inheritance.