“We’re trying to get people interested in some of the finer bourbons made in North American, primarily the
The quarterly event will feature several bourbons hand selected from Regan’s private reserve, which will then be offered in half shot samples to guests. There will also be a small presentation on the finer points of each bourbon, which will range from some of the smoother bourbons to what Regan refers to as “harsh” bourbons. Cigars will also be discussed, but not smoked.
“It’s really interesting for most people to think of bourbon as just one or two different types, but there are a lot of premium bourbons out there,” says Regan. “It’s kind of like wines, we’re trying to take bourbons and just let people taste the different types.”
For the event’s trial run, Regan has chosen to highlight a Four Rose Single Barrel Bourbon to start things off. He will then introduce one that is a bit stronger, a Colonel E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof Bourbon, which Regan warns is 134.5 proof in contrast to the 80 to 86 proof regular bourbons that are cut with water.
Regan will then bring out a Balcone’s Baby Blue, which is a 100 percent corn whiskey, that he says has a vastly different taste than the other bourbons. And finally, he will have a Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream Liqueur, which he says is similar to Bailey’s Irish Crème but with a superior taste.
Several foods will also be available at the event to best complement the bourbons including Croccantini toasted crackers served with apple smoked cheddar and tasso ham, in addition to smoked chicken tamales. And for dessert, Regan will have double vanilla ice cream served with a salty caramel bourbon sauce.
“Our whole idea is to experience American bourbons and whiskeys and to pair them with really great Southern and Cajun food and, if they’re interested, to try a good cigar,” adds Regan. “So it should be a lot of fun.”
The first Bourbon N Bon Temps event is free and will be held at Marcello’s Wine Market at
The board hopes to recover all fees paid, plus one-half, along with what could amount to hundreds of thousands in additional penalties.
Oh, the irony... or something like that.
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Hopefully he’ll be better prepared today than he was in that Feb. 20 deposition.
They came by the hundreds, arriving from all regions of the state to gather on the steps of our Capitol in protest of the Legislature’s long tradition of giving industry the go-ahead to abuse our air, our water and our coastline, all in the name of good economics.
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s recent rhetoric against President Barack Obama has failed to boost his standing among the conservative base.
Louisiana's annual legislative session begins.
The state has hired marksmen to shoot feral hogs from helicopters at two wildlife management areas in south Louisiana.
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The former star of Saturday Night Live throws in his 2 cents on the Big Oil lawsuit.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday, March 10, 2014:
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The Cane Fire Film Series screens “MaidenTrip” on Monday, March 10, at the AcA.
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The Louisiana Workforce Commission said Friday that initial claims rose to 2,125 from the previous week's total of 1,964. There were 2,887 initial claims during the comparable week in 2013.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has stalled action on a $3.5 billion annual school funding formula due to state lawmakers by March 15.
The New Orleans Saints have yet to make it official as of this writing, but popular wide receiver Lance Moore has reportedly been cut by the team to free up salary-cap space on the roster.
While two medical marijuana bills are slated for the upcoming legislative session, what some Louisianans might not know is that the plant was approved for therapeutic use by state lawmakers in 1991.
The agenda is shaping up to be lighter than in previous years. But Jindal is term-limited, with fewer than two years remaining in office, and he saw his last big initiative — a proposed rewrite of Louisiana tax law — collapse without getting a vote in 2013.
Sharper has been held without bail because of an arrest warrant issued by Louisiana authorities accusing him and another man of raping two women.
Two Lafayette men have been revealed by police as the infamous duo behind a caper that shook our fair city to its core.
She’s the daughter of the legendary Johnny Cash, but she’s been a gifted artist in her own right for three decades, and she’s coming to Lafayette.
The Lafayette Parish School Board has received a second letter of demand related to last year’s insurance debacle, this time from Key Benefit Administrators claiming it’s owed $93,000 from the school system.
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The Louisiana coastline is vanishing faster than mappers can keep track.
A bill that would have overridden local ordinances prohibiting public and private employers from discriminating against lesbian, gay and transgender people has been pulled within less than a week of being filed.
The panel that selects nominees for a controversial New Orleans area flood control board — a board that is suing more than 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies — is set to discuss legislation affecting its independence.
State prison officials cannot keep secret the seller and manufacturer of the two drugs purchased for executions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.