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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Celebrate Kentucky Crafts At Berea

Kentucky’s rich heritage of locally made art is as old as the Appalachians―and it’s still being practiced. Think Kentucky and visions of finally honed crafts can’t be far behind. Born of necessity, Kentucky’s crafts tradition began in the hills where Appalachian families stitched quilts, wove fabric, and handcrafted furniture. With the rise of emporiums and […]

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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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