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    Will It Bourbon? I ate the whole pint in one sitting. Doesn't that speak for itself?

    Nobody needs me to tell them that ice cream is good, or that Ben & Jerry’s generally gets it right. And since it looks like I’m gonna lose the war on verging-on-kitsch bourbon products, I’ll leave my arguments in the cupboard with those long-forgotten bourbon barrel-roasted pecans. “Urban Bourbon,” unsurprisingly, is delicious. The “burnt caramel ice cream” isn’t so burnt (should it be?), and the caramel reads less caramel, more anonymous sweet, a lowest sugary common denominator. But that denominator is pretty tasty, and the almonds and flakes of fudge imbedded in it add variables to the equation. What’s noteworthy about Urban Bourbon is “bourbon caramel,” a rich, bright invention hinting of whiskey swirled through the ice cream like DNA, by which I mean: It inspires questions of the divine. Unfortunately, they go unanswered. “No,” a representative tells me. The company will not share what kind of whiskey they use. Fine, Ben & Jerry’s. Just use more of it. 

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    About Dylon Jones

    Staff writer Dylon Jones began contributing to the magazine in 2014 and joined the staff in 2015. While working on stories, he's scaled overpasses in the middle of the night, taken notes in a mosh pit, fallen through a mound of driftwood, and had his fortune read several times. His subjects have included queer scream-pop duo GRLwood; Louisville's two-man dead animal removal team; Les Waters, now the former artistic director of Actors Theatre; Muhammad Ali's hearse driver and gravediggers; revitalization efforts in the Portland neighborhood; Louisville Orchestra conductor Teddy Abrams; ER doctors; musicians; artists; and garbage collectors. He is also an award-winning poet, with work appearing most recently in Tinderbox Poetry Journal. He likes page-turning stories about how people manage to be people, especially if they're doing it in Louisville. Know a good one like that? Email him at djones @ loumag dot com.

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