BULLEIT EXPERIENCE AT STITZEL-WELLER TOUR & TASTING

Few distilleries hold such mythical measure as Pappy Van Winkle’s Stitzel-Weller Distillery, located in Shively, Kentucky (just a short drive south of downtown Louisville). There is a whole story behind the man, the spirits and the lore that was bigger-than-life Julian “Pappy” Van Winkle, Sr.  If you’re interested in learning the story behind Stitzel-Weller and … Continue reading BULLEIT EXPERIENCE AT STITZEL-WELLER TOUR & TASTING

ALLTECH BREWING & DISTILLING

What does one do if they love bourbon – but are traveling with someone who really prefers a good Irish whiskey or perhaps a hoppy IPA beer? You take them to one of the smallest and most unique spots on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail – Alltech Brewing & Distilling. You may not have seen their … Continue reading ALLTECH BREWING & DISTILLING

WOODFORD RESERVE: CORN TO CORK

Let me go on record – I have the greatest. Family. Ever. My daughters, knowing that I love all things bourbon, got me the BEST FATHER’S DAY GIFT EVER. They know I love Woodford Reserve, and splurged for a behind the scenes tour entitled Corn to Cork. This 2½ hour tour took 3 couples on … Continue reading WOODFORD RESERVE: CORN TO CORK

TOUR AND TASTING: MAKER’S MARK

A few years back, my youngest daughter turned 21. As her birthday drew near, I asked, “Are you planning on getting together to celebrate with your friends? Perhaps a fishbowl?”  She replied, “actually, I was hoping we could celebrate as a family – in Kentucky – and take in a distillery or two? After beginning … Continue reading TOUR AND TASTING: MAKER’S MARK

TOUR AND TASTING: BUFFALO TRACE

It was a warm July 4th. While many choose to have a “fifth on the 4th”, after catching the bourbon fever at Woodford Reserve, we checked out Buffalo Trace. Don’t bother taking your Kentucky Bourbon Trail passports in to be stamped – BT isn’t on the trail (though it was at one time). Buffalo Trace … Continue reading TOUR AND TASTING: BUFFALO TRACE

WOODFORD RESERVE: TOUR & TASTING

A few people have asked me, "How did you get so into bourbon?"  To be truthful, I never really gave much thought to the distilled spirits. It all started one Valentine's Day.   Our oldest daughter attended college just outside of Lexington, KY. As my wife and I discussed what to do on a winter … Continue reading WOODFORD RESERVE: TOUR & TASTING