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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On The Road At Louisville’s 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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