Kentucky Bourbon Trail Tour, Part II

Now well-versed in malting, mashing, fermenting, and distilling, I moved onto the second day of my Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour ready to hit the distillery tours (and tasting sessions) at some of the best bourbon makers in the country.  Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam, and one of the distilleries on the Craft Bourbon trail—Limestone Branch. And…

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Kentucky Bourbon Trail Tour, Part I

Manhattans, Old-Fashioneds, hot toddies, or whiskey sours. To make a great bourbon cocktail, you need a great base—and the place famous for making those great American bourbons is none other than Bourbon, Kentucky. I spent a fantastic weekend in bluegrass country, on a self-guided bourbon trail tour. What is “real bourbon”? Like champagne, bourbon is…

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