Saturday, September 28, 2013

Bourbon in Kentucky

Part of the reason to go to Kentucky (a huge part) was to check out the Bourbon Trail. Assuming that hitting up a few distilleries would be similar to wine-tasting in California, I quickly learned that I was mistaken. We had to drive several hours between distilleries in Kentucky. Perhaps it was because we had specific ones we wanted to see and tour, and this covered half the state!
We started out close to Lexington, Kentucky. First stop was Four Roses, which was great, though brief. Bought some glasses, enjoyed a taste, and moved on. The next day, another hour or so from Lexington (in a different direction from 4 Roses), we took a tour at Buffalo Trace. Buffalo Trace is probably our favorite Bourbon to drink at home, so it was definitely worth getting up early for the tour! Interesting, large, historic, tasty..

The bottling of Pappy Van Winkle. Expensive, I can only assume fantastic.

1 comment:

Ribeye said...

There was no shortage of Pappy Van Winkle there! Too bad we couldn't leave with a bottle, or 3!