Bourbon Tasting in Bardstown

Yesterday we went to 3 distilleries. Our first stop was Makers Mark where we took a tour of the facility.

We got to taste the bourbon mash in it’s various stages. It looks like it’s boiling, but it’s just the yeast fermenting (it didn’t taste very good). I also thought it was kind of gross that they let people put their fingers in a product that was eventually bottled and sold.

When we returned to the car, we noticed a bird yelling at us. It turned out we were standing a little too close to her babies.

After a quick stop at home for lunch, we went to Four Roses where complimentary glasses came with the tasting fee and the bourbon was just ok.

Our favorite stop of the day was Willett Distilery. Perhaps we were less discerning by that point, but we really liked their Pot Still Reserve.

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+ 14 days: $392.50
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148 days this year
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  • Reply Amanda May 16, 2016 at 11:02 am

    I thought the same thing about people and their fingers when we toured Maker’s Mark. But someone asked and the tour guide said that the mash reached such high temps during the next stage that no bacteria could survive. Still seems weird. Enjoy you time in Kentucky!

  • Reply Suzanne May 18, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Speaking of bourbon, I think of you ever time I have a Manhattan with my Luxardo cherries…which is far more often than I would like to admit.

    • Reply Leigh May 23, 2016 at 10:26 am

      That’s awesome!! The Perfect Manhattan is still my go-to favorite cocktail! 🙂

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