Posts Tagged ‘bourbon

13
Apr
16

Run the Bluegrass Two

Besides the racing, there’s much more to do in Lexington, Kentucky – like drinking bourbon and beer.

BuffaloTraceticket

We had a tour of Buffalo Trace Distillery. They had a Bourbon Bus take us out to the tour and back, and there was plenty of drinking on the bus.

BourbonSchool

Saturday night there was a Bourbon School to teach about the differences in bourbon. The document to the left is a reproduction of an actual alcohol prescription; the only way to get liquor legally during Prohibition was to get a doctor to prescribe it.

OldGregg_Ethereal

We had a tour of Ethereal Brewing. I really enjoyed the Old Gregg Brown Porter.

BourbonSkies

Bourbon Skies over Lexington.

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15
Nov
14

Bourbon Trail: Woodford Reserve

Photos from a tour of the Woodford Reserve distillery in Versailles, Kentucky. One of the stops on the Bourbon Trail, you get to see it all at work, from the series of open fermenters to where the liquor is distilled and kegged.

Reception area

Reception area

A wall of bourbon behind the counter

A wall of bourbon behind the counter

Series of fermenters

Series of fermenters

You can watch the mash bubbling

You can watch the mash bubbling

The bourbon is aged in the Barrel Warehouse

The bourbon is aged in the Barrel Warehouse

The whole place smells awesome

The whole place smells awesome

Bourbon tasting. On left is Woodford Reserve, on right is Double Oaked, which gets aged a second time in a fresh barrel.

Bourbon tasting. On left is Woodford Reserve, on right is Double Oaked, which gets aged a second time in a fresh barrel.

A bottle of the Double Oaked came home with me, and I’m having a sip right now.