Tourism

On The Road At Kentucky Bourbon Marketplace

Kentucky Bourbon Marketplace tasting room

By Randall H. Borkus Not long ago I was traveling through the heart of Bourbon Country in Bardstown on another business planning trip, whereupon I found a little bourbon joint called the Kentucky Bourbon Marketplace (KBM). KBM prides itself as celebrating “All Things Bourbon,” and sports a gift shop; boutique liquor store; a small, but serious, bourbon tasting bar; and a ...

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Touring Barton 1792

By Richard Thomas Whenever I consider what a tourist can expect from visiting a distillery, most fall into two broad categories. Some live up to the romantic notions of what a distillery should be, with wooden wash backs/fermenters, gleaming copper pot stills beautifully displayed, and barrels stacked in picturesque warehouses. Most, however, are whiskey-making factories, and they look like it ...

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On The Road At Louisville’s Haymarket

Haymarket

By Randall H. Borkus A narrow late 19th Century building at 331 E. Market St in Louisville, Kentucky’s NuLu district hosts the appropriately named Haymarket Whiskey Bar. Part of that is how the bar is a stone’s throw from downtown’s historic Whiskey Row. The other part is the bar being within sight of the almost as historic Haymarket, an outdoor ...

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