Tourism

Visiting Kentucky? There Is More To It Than Distilleries

Brown-Forman barrel char

By Richard Thomas For the serious bourbon fan, coming to the Bluegrass and visiting distilleries is a good start to understanding and appreciating Kentucky’s native spirit and how it is made. What is more, taking in more than one distillery should hopefully allow one to see the differences in how each whiskey-maker creates their products and crafts their identity. As ...

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Touring Angel’s Envy

Angel's Envy distillery interior

Louisville’s Most Elegant Urban Distillery By Richard Thomas Kentucky Bourbon tourism is an overflowing cup nowadays, with so many distillery options to choose from that “spoiled for choice” doesn’t even begin to describe it. In just Louisville, a visitor has four whiskeyfied tourist destinations in the city (Evan Williams Experience, Beam Stillhouse, Peerless Distillery and Angel’s Envy), with a fifth ...

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Touring Maker’s Mark

Maker's Mark Distillery

By Richard Thomas When Maker’s Mark says they love having visitors stop by the distillery, that isn’t a modern thing. My first visit was in 1992, when even Jim Beam’s Small Batch Collection was new. At that time, it was the only distillery in the state that could be called a proper tourist destination, that due in large part to ...

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