Best Stops on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Visit the Bluegrass Region and discover America’s official spirit and enjoy horse farms, attractions, and historic sites. Visit the nine stops along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail tour, and you’ll see why this iconic, all-American spirit has become the toast of whiskey connoisseurs worldwide. Officially designated by Congress a “distinctive product of the United States” in 1964, 97 […]

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Bourbon Curious: A Shot or Two of History

Where it all began (maybe). Did a Baptist minister invent Bourbon whiskey? Maybe, maybe not, but it sure does make for a great story. In Georgetown, you can see Royal Spring Park, where the Rev. Elijah Craig―described as an “argumentative,” “worldly,” and “cantankerous” preacher―reputedly mixed up the first batch of bourbon in the 1780s. While […]

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How Kentucky Became the World’s Bourbon Capital

There’s no law mandating that bourbon must be produced in Kentucky, although it might seem that way given the state’s dominance in distilling the distinctive corn-based, barrel-aged whiskey. According to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, the Bluegrass State produces and ages approximately 95 percent of the world’s bourbon whiskey. So is there something in Kentucky’s water […]

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Bourbon Tourism Booming in Kentucky

Tourism is booming in the Bluegrass State along with production at Kentucky’s bourbon distilleries. Bourbon is a signature industry that helps create 9,000 jobs, generates more than $125 million in tax revenue each year, and is a growing international symbol of Kentucky craftsmanship and tradition. But more than industry, bourbon is a culture, a history, and […]

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Campgrounds As Base Camps For Festivals & Special Events

Campgrounds and RV parks are great places to enjoy hiking, biking, boating, and other outdoor recreation activities during your leisure time. With RV and tent sites as well as a wide range of rental accommodations, campgrounds can also serve as base camps for those interested in attending festivals and weekend special events throughout the U.S […]

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