Tourism

Buffalo Trace Adds Its “Bourbon Pompeii” To The Tour Docket

Buffalo Trace Distillery kicks off its long-awaited tour to its famous “Bourbon Pompeii” on Monday, August 7th, 2017. Officially called the E. H. Taylor Tour, the tour will visit three sites at this National Historic Landmark Distillery, two of which have not been open to the public for touring previously. The tour will visit the Old Taylor House, a small ...

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Bourbon Tourism Turns Nightlife With Summer Events Series

By Richard Thomas Thanks to the bourbon boom and its attendant increase in tourism, most of Kentucky’s distilleries have become more than just whiskey factories. All but the most industrial sport attractive visitors centers, and some have positioned themselves as events venues as well. That some Kentucky distilleries would take advantage of their own events facilities to host evening entertainments ...

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Dublin’s Pearse Lyons Distillery To Open For Tourism In September

Pearse Lyons Distillery at St. James in the Liberties, Dublin’s second boutique Irish Whiskey experience, is due to open its doors to the public in September. Acquired in 2013 by Pearse and Deirdre Lyons, the property had many previous incarnations, including a lighting shop. Pearse, Dublin born, has strong family connections to The Liberties and St. James Church, which compelled ...

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Strolling Down Noe’s Way

Jim Beam Distillery in Clermont, KY

By Debbie Shocair I’ve been writing about whiskey for approximately a bazillion years. Sometimes I enjoy thinking of myself as, in the way I put it, “sort of a big deal” in whiskey circles. That’s what I like to think. And then I knew better. I met a real “big deal.” Fred Noe, seventh-generation master distiller at Jim Beam and ...

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Tennessee Launches Its Own Whiskey Trail

When the Kentucky Distillers Association launched the Kentucky Bourbon Trail in 1999, whiskey tourism was in its infancy, there was no bourbon or craft whiskey boom, and the trail had just 10 stops. The Tennessee Distillers Guild gets its tourist project started under very different circumstances, and on Monday it announced the official launch of the Tennessee Whiskey Trail, a ...

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