Family-owned and operated since its inception on St. Patrick’s Day, 1937, by Aloysius Lambert “Thompson” Willett, who produced 30 barrels on that first lucky run, Willett Distillery occupies a patch of prime Kentucky real estate (lush, verdant, and spring-fed) just outside of Bardstown.
If you're looking to taste the true spirit of bourbon, you're liable to hear tell of some legendary bottles. But if it's A. H. Hirsch Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey you're after, you might have better luck finding the Holy Grail.
When in doubt, go with a holiday card, especially one of these mini works of art. They’re fun to give and receive, whether they’re traveling across the country or just down the street. John Stoughton, Park + Vine, parkandvine.com
The 3 Sisters Design Co. uses reclaimed license plates for lamps, jewelry, and of course, wine bottle koozies. ($34.99, Joseph Williams Home, 1232 Vine St., Over- the-Rhine, 513-721-3600, josephwilliamshome.com)
At first glance, these Géraldine Gonzalez-designed votives appear to be painted. But the French artist has cut out bits of tissue and decoupaged them onto the gold-rimmed glass. ($34 each, HighStreet, 1401 Reading Rd., Over- the-Rhine, 513-723-1901, highstreetcincinnati.com)
Would you throw down for your local chili parlor? You’re not alone. There are few more divisive subjects in Cincinnati than chili. We rounded up five neighborhood spots worth your notice—and maybe your loyalty.