Tourism

Calling Copper On Corsair Distillery, Bowling Green

Clay Smith and Steve Whitledge, Corsair Distillery

The Irish Rover Investigates The Stills Of Corsair’s First Plant By Christopher Kelley Corsair Artisan Distillery is a handcrafting, small batch distillery located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, just a few Interstate exits away from the famous Mammoth Cave National Park. This spelunker cave is one of many in the beautiful Green River Valley system, and the distillery and tasting room ...

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Touring Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey stillhouse

By Richard Thomas Wherever they happen to be found around the world, distilleries come in two broad categories: the pretty ones and the factories. Not everything fits tidily into those two baskets; Buffalo Trace is certainly a factory, but it’s antique character and location on the Kentucky riverfront make it an attractive factory indeed. Lawrenceburg, Kentucky’s Austin Nichols Distiller, aka ...

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Touring Woodford Reserve

Woodford Reserve Distillery

By Richard Thomas For decades now I have had the pleasure of either showing friends and assorted visitors around my native Bluegrass, or at least offering advice on such things when I am not there to do it in person. When it comes to bourbon distilleries, I usually ask a simple question: “Do you have a favorite brand, and you ...

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Four Scotch Distillery Revivals

Glen Keith Stillhouse

By Richard Thomas Lately the mainstream news seems to have been on a see-saw when it comes to Scotch whisky. On the uptick, it reports on how large and valuable the whisky industry is (such as it did during the September 2014 independence referendum) or on how the value of rare, collectible bottles of the stuff is at an all-time ...

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