Forecastle Festival 2013


Wow!  That’s all I can say.  What a fantastic weekend of music and bourbon.  If you haven’t heard of Forecastle you may very well have been living under a rock . Rolling Stone Magazine has named the fest one of the 33 coolest festivals.  (“Forecastle Festival Success”Rolling Stone Magazine. July 2012)  Click here to find out a little more about the Forecastle Foundation.

According to Fred Minnick, author, photographer and journalist, Forecastle just became bourbon’s most important festival, beating out the Kentucky Bourbon Festival because it’s hitting a whole new target market.  And we are proud to have contributed a small part to the effort.  Big thanks to Stephanie Lindsay of Green Lady Studio for having faith that we could create her vision for this years Bourbon Lodge.

Bourbon Barrel Art?  Why, yes!  We think so!


Functional Art.  These Bourbon Barrel Head Guest Books will eventually hang on the wall of the couples who got married last weekend!  

Art, bourbon barrels, bloody marys

From the Business Lexington…
“By investing in the arts, businesses gain media attention, leverage advertising dollars and earn brand recognition. Some businesses have chosen to provide support through active engagement with local arts organizations, volunteering time and lending their business expertise and leadership skills. Businesses are discovering that by contributing to the arts they can also support social causes in which the arts are integrally involved. The recognition given for business support typically feeds back across business functions from sales to employee recruitment and community relations. This enables businesses to support the arts as well as use the arts to meet business goals, expand markets for products, and engage employees.”

Want to read the whole article?  Here’s a link…

We went to the Kentucky Crafted Market yesterday to see what other artists are doing around the state.  Interesting.  Pottery, jewelry, glass are all very popular.  Too popular, it seems.  There were some very cool people hand forging and some very nice woodworkers but not one doing anything with bourbon barrels.  Nice.

If you have some free time, go to and check out Erin and her amazing Hoosier Momma Bloody Mary Maker.  She’s got a little gold mine on her hands.