If bourbon is on your mind Kentucky is the place for you! 95% of the world’s bourbon is produced in Kentucky and the distilleries that are in Bourbon Country, including those along the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail®, offer a range of distinctive tastes and tours.
Kentucky’s diverse culinary scene will tempt your taste buds with sophisticated dishes cooked and paired with Bourbon, while the Kentucky Cooperage in Lebanon will show you how new, charred oak barrels are crafted for bourbon production. If you want to meet bourbon enthusiasts, master distillers and speak to the owners of the distilleries, visit Kentucky in September, when the Kentucky Bourbon Festival takes place in Bardstown, the Bourbon Capital of the World.
To help you plan your visit to Kentucky here are some great bourbon stories we would like to share with you:
- The captivating story of Buffalo Trace Distillery
- Hospitality, Food and Bourbon
- The Kentucky Derby cocktail
- Discover Made in Kentucky, including the story of the Kentucky Cooperage, Lebanon
And last but not least, here is a great Kentucky cocktail to help you celebrate National Bourbon Day
1 1/2 oz Bourbon or Rye whiskey,
2 dashes Angostura bitters,
1 Sugar cube,
A few dashes plain water
Mix all ingredients together and stir with ice to chill.
Serve over a large block of ice in an Old Fashioned glass.
Garnish with a lemon twist and a spritz of orange oil, made by twisting and squeezing an orange peel over the drink before serving.
Find more Kentucky cocktails here
Happy National Bourbon Day from everyone in Kentucky!