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Steve Beckelhimer
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Bourbon ice cream!  Like a cone of Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream with some nuts and chocolate.
Graeter's, the Cincinnati-based ice cream maker, has a new seasonal mystery flavor that is certainly no mystery to Kentucky: Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chip.
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DR. DOUG TALLAMY NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AUTHOR & LECTURER ‘THE IMPACT OF HOME GARDENING ON BIODIVERSITY’ FREE PUBLIC LECTURE & SLIDE PRESENTATION TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015 7PM AT CHRIST CHURCH UNITED METHODIST (Corner of Qu...
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A Spirited Way of Using Plants
Notes for our presentation on "A Spirited Way of Using Plants" is now available for download.
Notes for our presentation on "A Spirited Way of Using Plants" is now available for download.
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I am sitting in the basement of my West Virginia home.  There is a coating of snow on the ground and the weather outside is cold.  My daughters came home to visit for the weekend.  We have a fire in the fireplace and a great Bourbon to sip.  What a great weekend!
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Your weekend sound's fabulous, and I like your post..!
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I ran down to Georgetown, Kentucky today to give my daughter and son-in-law a hand with a couple of household chores and to have lunch on a beautiful day.  Having the day off today allowed me to have a little time to kill and help them with a project.
As I was leaving Georgetown, I stopped my Royal Spring and to look in on progress at the distillery there.  No one was around when I was there but it looks like things are moving along.  I am anxious to check in there and learn more about the spirits that they will be making.
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Since I had the day off on Monday between Christmas and New Year, I decided to take the short drive to Central Kentucky to visit my younger daughter in Georgetown.  She and her husband asked me to come help with a few little household repairs.  My good pal and neighbor, Rex, also had the day off so he accompanied me on the drive.
We were able to click through the job list my daughter left for us quickly with the three of us working together.  We ran by Red State barbecue for an outstanding lunch then drove to Buffalo Trace for a tour and visit to the gift shop.  Rex enjoyed good Bourbon but had never visited a distillery.  Since Eagle Rare is his favorite spirit, we decided that Buffalo Trace would be a good first distillery for him to visit.  Our guide, Coy, was interesting and knowledgeable about Buffalo Trace and other Bourbons.  We were surprised at the size of our tour group.  I can recall that my wife and I were the only ones in some of the tours there just a few years ago.  With the current Bourbon fad, the huge increase in the number of visitors at distilleries shouldn’t be a surprise.  Rex had a great time at the tour and especially the tasting.  He had a chance to compare Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare side by side and even tasted the Wheatley Vodka.  In the bottling room we saw that both lines were bottling Blanton’s Reserve although there was no Blanton available in the visitor center gift shop.
After we left the distillery, we drove past the Old Gran-Dad Distillery on 460 between Frankfort and Georgetown then on to Lexington.  We were pleased that the Liquor Barn on Man o’War was well stocked with many of our favorite brands.  I bought Eagle Rare (10), Elijah Craig (12), Larceny, John J. Bowman, and Bulleit Rye.  Like at the distillery, we saw no Blanton’s on the shelves at Liquor Barn.
I am not a rye drinker but Bulleit is an exception for me.  When I visited the Bulleit Distillery in May of 2014 as part of the Bourbon Affair, our host, Tom Bulleit told us that Bulleit Rye is essentially 100% rye I became even more skeptical.  However, at Tom’s urging I sampled the Bulleit Rye and found it to be excellent.  I still don’t care for Bourbon with a lot of rye in the mashbill for sipping straight but Bulleit Rye is a nice change and is a very pleasant drink on a cold winter evening.
I also picked up a couple of gifts for my lovely wife who allows me to take my trips to distilleries.  She loves Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream.  A root beer float made with this cream will make her day.  When her friends come over, I can lighten the mood of the ladies with some shots of Bourbon cream.  I also got a bottle of MBR Blackberry Moonshine for her.  We visited MBR in Penbroke back in the spring and she really liked the intensity of the fruit moonshines there.  MBR uses a pound of blackberries to make a 750 ml bottle of their Blackberry Moonshine.  An after dinner sip of that is a nice was to end a meal at home.
We both enjoyed our outing to Buffalo Trace and to restock the liquor cabinet at Liquor Barn.  My pal, Rex is anxious to visit another distillery soon and to see differences in column and pot stills as well as fermenting and storing variations from one brand to another.
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Last spring, my wife bought a couple of passes to some of the Bourbon Affair events for me and a friend as a birthday gift.  I think I will ask her to get a day at one of the Bourbon Academy dates this year.  
I certainly enjoy drinking Bourbon but as an academic, I also enjoy learning about the history, chemistry, economy and art of Bourbon production.
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2015 WSAZ Home & Garden Show Speakers
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A Spirited Way of Using Plants
The handout from our presentation at the February 14 education session is available for download by clicking the image below.
The handout from our presentation at the February 14 education session is available for download by clicking the image below.
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For those of us who are science nerds, you and your students light enjoy stepping out to see the International Space Station.  When I went out yesterday evening, I could see it very clearly, so clearly that I could see light ...
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Pond scum... they threw away the "cattails" in a corn field where they got run over by farm equipment.
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Since we had turned in early on Saturday night, we awoke early at the Days Inn in Deltona.  Although we hadn’t taken breakfast or showered, we left for Blue Springs State Park before 7:30.  The park was a short drive from our...
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Science Coordinator
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  • Marshall University
    Science Coordinator, present
  • Cabell County Schools
  • West Virginia Department of Education
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Milton, WV
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Lexington, KY - LeSage, WV - Huntington, WV - Los Angeles, CA
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Raconteur and purveyor of bovine excrement
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I work as STEM coordinator for Marshall University's June Harless Center.  I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, biking, geocaching, hunting and fishing.
My wife, Mary, is technology director for Putnam County Schools.
 
 
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I am especially proud of my two daughters who are the lights of my life.
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  • University of Kentucky
    Science Education, 1984 - 1987
  • Marshall University
    Biology, 1981 - 1982
  • Marshall University
    Biology Education, 1974 - 1977
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