Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Kentucky Tour I Can Really Toast-- Part 1

From the Oct. 12, 2012, Yahoo! News "Kentucky craft bourbon distilleries get tourist trail" by Bruce Schreiner, AP

Hey, I like my bourbon, having developed a taste for it after I finally could handle Scotch without gagging.  Good stuff, especially when sipping or on the rocks with water..

Seven artisan distilleries have formed their own trail from Marshall County in the far western end of the state to Mason in the north.  As of October 12th, there is the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour.  (There already is a bourbon tour featuring the bigger distilleries.)

This is an outgrowth of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail which has attracted two million people over the past five years and a half million in 2011.  (I went to Honey Hill on an American Road road trip once.)  The participating places give you an inside look at how their product is distilled, aged and bottled.

Of course, then there is always my favorite part of a tour, the sampling (either for free or a small cost).

Of course, the volume produced by these craft distilleries is just "a drop in the bucket" compared to the bigger ones (mostly in central Kentucky) on the main tour.

Feeling Like the Kentucky Colonel.  --RoadDog

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