The Bourbon Trail 2019

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My wife and I went with a friend to explore the Bourbon Trail and surrounding areas this past weekend.

I'm not much of a drinker, but I wanted to go just for the potential of photo opportunities.

We hit several distilleries and I'm wanting to share with you!

Stop 1 was at Old Forester Distillery.
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We got there before the sun went down, but the image at night was much more impactful. The tour plus tasting cost us around $18 per person.
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First stop on the tour was the fermentation tanks. My wife looked good in the golden glow.

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My wife was lucky enough to get picked to char a barrel. Old Forester does not use a number system like most other distillers, they use low medium high char. Their normal char is a a medium,

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Drilling out the bung hole!

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Now into the rickhouse to watch the bourbon age.

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The end of the bottling line, packing into boxes for shipment.

On to the tasting. My favorite was the Old Forester 1910.
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After the tour and tasting, some additional sights!

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"Big Penny" condenser unit

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Old Forester had my third favorite bourbon on the tour. I'll reveal 1 and 2 after a bit. I plan on adding new posts to this thread for additional distilleries!
 
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Heaven Hill Distillery / Evan Williams

Elijah Craig is my #2 favorite on the bourbon trail trip.
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We got to Barton too late for a tour, but we did wander the distillery grounds.

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Wild Turkey
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Angel's View
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Working on the bung!!
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The glass to the far right contained Wild Turkey Honey. I did not think I would enjoy it as much as I did. Very sweet, almost desert like. They recommended to freeze it and use it as drizzle on vanilla ice cream.
 
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Buffalo Trace.

Home of my favorite bourbon on the trip - the name sake bottle was my #1 pick!

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Below is the 7 millionth barrel
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