Our recent travels took us by way of Lexington, Kentucky today. We decided to stay a couple of nights in order to take advantage of being close to several of our favorite distilleries. It isn’t possible to visit all of our favorites in one day, so we visited the newly-opened Bourbon Heritage Center in Bardstown plus our perennial favorite, Maker’s Mark. Needless to say, some liquid souvenirs – and a few photographs – will be accompanying us home. 😉
7 thoughts on “A(nother) Visit To Bourbon Country”
Wow, that is a huge building. I can almost smell it from here.
We do love the smell, although I’m sure that love isn’t universal. 😉 The large rick house with “Heaven Hill” on the side is brand new. I don’t know the size, but at Maker’s Mark they told us that some of their largest rick houses hold in excess of 50,000 barrels each. That’s a buncha bourbon! 🙂
What a cool place! I tend to prefer more Scotch but will not turn down a Makers! 🙂 In fact it is my preference in Old Fashioneds.
I tend to be a rum guy, but do enjoy a good bourbon. I’ve been making Old Fashioneds using the Private Select bourbons, which are cask strength. Gives a bit more “punch” to overcome the sweet. Cask strength Maker’s 46 is especially nice. 😉
I like Rye for an Old Fashioned but a good Bourbon will always be welcome. I bought a bottle of Makers when we arrived, always a favorite for me.
Maker’s 46 is Kathy’s go-to and is a staple in our liquor cabinet. And we brought home a couple of new Private Select bottles as souvenirs. 🙂
The 46 is excellent! We stopped at my step-daughter’s house in MA on the way here and her partner had a new bottle he opened for us, well for me, Katherine doesn’t drink whisky. I haven’t had the opportunity to find a well stocked liquor store yet but I have my eye out. I found the Maker’s Mark at the grocery store. In NH you have to buy liquor at a state run store, I think Maine has some odd rules too but haven’t investigated.
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