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

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

TOUR AND TASTING: WHISKEY ACRES

Over the holidays, my bourbon buddy, Ryan, gave me the gift of a bourbon tour and tasting at the new Whiskey Acres Distilling Company in Dekalb, Illinois. Located 70 miles west of Chicago, and just a stone's throw away from where Ryan grew up, Whiskey Acres is a true Midwestern success story. Founders Jim and … Continue reading TOUR AND TASTING: WHISKEY ACRES