Tourism

Spirit Of Speyside Tickets On Sale This Week

Tickets for the 2017 Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival will go on sale this week – and organisers expect a scramble for a handful of exclusive tickets that will allow visitors to enter the doors of distilleries which have never before opened to the public. It is anticipated that tickets for tours of Speyburn, Knockdu and Balmenach distilleries – all ...

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Kentucky Bourbon Trail Broke 1 Million Mark Last Year

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail’s official venues hosted more than 1 million visits last year, breaking that prestigious milestone mark for the first time since the tour was founded in 1999, the Kentucky Distillers’ Association announced last week. The booming tourist attraction has grown 300 percent in the last 10 years and spawned the companion Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour in ...

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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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