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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Bourbon Trail: Day 2

After waking up and enjoying the delicious breakfast at the B&B, we made our way out to the Bourbon festival in Bardstown, KY.
There were a few antique cars on display before we walked into the festival


Each of the distilleries along the bourbon trail had these little pavilions with merchandise, food, and drink.

Wild Turkey

Maker's Mark... we visit this distillery later in the day and all of the buildings look very similar to this one


Bourbon barrels!

 
Next stop: Maker's Mark, just a short drive away


While we were waiting for the tour, we walked around the house and I just fell in love with this atomic style kitchen!
Close up of the formica table

Beautiful fridge!

pretty stove

Looks like some red fiesta ware... I'm not sure what I am doing...
 
After only 10 or so minutes of waiting, our tour began:
our tour guide... he certainly knew his bourbon!

At Maker's Mark, you can actually stick your finger into the fermenting mash and taste it, the alcohol kills any germs.

Joe and Leigh :)  The mash tasted very grainy and the flavor differed with each tank, depending on how far along they were in the process.

Aren't the buildings darling?!  The red shutters are so charming.

aging barrels

Our tasting table, at the end of the tour

From left to right: White dog (bourbon that hasn't been aged yet... reminded me of tequila), Maker's Mark, and Maker's Mark 46 (aged in seared French oak)

At the gift shop you can actually hand-dip your own bottle!

Voila!
After Maker's Mark, we made our way home, it was a wonderful trip and I would highly suggest going down to the Bourbon trail for a little getaway! 


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