The Big Sandy River is a tributary of the Ohio River, approximately 29 miles long, in western West Virginia and northeastern Kentucky in the United States. Nestled in the lush rolling hills of Appalachia, the river forms part of the boundary between the two states along its entire course.
Livingston County was established in 1799 from land taken from Christian County, is the 29th in order of formation and is named for Robert R. Livingston. He was a member of the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence, along with Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Roger Sherman. Livingston administered the Oath of Office to George Washington when he assumed the presidency in 1789.
Much to Kentucky’s dismay, we cannot officially lay claim to the origin of the Mint Julep, but we probably can claim the most consumed! With appearance in journals as early as the mid 1700’s the Mint Julep has been touted as a medicinal wonder, made with Brandy and Gin and heavily debated as to its vessel and how to hold it.
The most luxurious koozie you will ever own is named for our ancestor, Jacob Steurer, who came to America in 1855 from Kork bei Kehl in Baden, Germany.
Steve and I were fortunate to meet Sales and Marketing Manager, Eamon O’Brien from the Omni Hotel at our company launch party in October 2016. Eamon was scouting out all things Louisville to help curate the look and feel for the new hotel. Over the next few months, we sat down with Eamon to design new products and ideas for the hotel and today we are pleased to have placed six of those Kentucky hand made products in the hotel’s two boutiques.