Tourism

Best Eat & Drink American Whiskey Bars

Jack Rose in Washington, DC

Where To Go For Fine Food And Finer Whiskey By Richard Thomas For even the most diehard and devoted whiskey enthusiast, actual whiskey travel is the exception rather than the rule. Whether it be due to competing interests, family or necessity, entire vacations spent in Speyside, Islay or the Kentucky Bourbon Trail are far from the norm for most whiskey ...

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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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