Tour a Bourbon Distillery in Kentucky

One thing Kentucky is known for is their bourbon. So, when in Kentucky… drink some bourbon.  And lucky for us our friend Steve was also in Kentucky with a rental car!

We drove down the bourbon trail and found The Heaven Hill distillery.

We arrived just as a tour had started. We sneaked in to a small theater and caught the end of a movie about the distillery. Then the tour guide took us on a walking tour across the road to one of the bourbon warehouses.

 

Walking in the warehouse the smell of bourbon was warming! The tour guide, Allen, took us through the warehouse and pointed out things and told us interesting tidbits here and there and threw in a few sexist comments as well.

 

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Allen told us about barrel rolling contests that the employees have and told us that “They even let the ladies compete.”  Oh, Allen.

 

We walked back across the street to the Bourbon Heritage Center.  Inside we all lined up and went into the largest tasting barrel.

Allen led us through a tasting of two of Heaven Hills finer bourbons.  The bourbons were good and left us with a buzz.

After the tasting Allen thanked us for coming and gave us a bourbon chocolate.  We emptied out of the barrel into the gift shop.

 

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