Kentucky Bourbon Trail & Louisville

President Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky in a cabin where that first Lincoln Memorial stands.

I was trying to see if I could capture a picture of "blue grass" which is what Kentucky is known for.  We saw lots of cool little farms like this on our bourbon trail adventure in Kentucky.

These are Maker's Mark Rickhouses in Loretto, KY.  Bourbon is aged in wood barrels inside these buildings.

This is the Maker's Mark Distillery in Loretto, KY.  It was beautiful!

Here are some barrels where the bourbon is being aged at Maker's Mark.

I am getting ready for a taste at Maker's Mark.  I am wearing my Ambassador's pin on the other side of my shirt from the Lacoste logo.  They gave me the pin since I have a barrel with my name on it maturing.

This is the tasting room at Angel's Envy in downtown Louisville, KY.  It is another stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

Joy and I are about to do a whiskey roundtable tasting at Angel's Envy here.

Churchill Downs in Louisville is home to the Kentucky Derby.

There is a Kentucky Derby Museum on site at Churchill Downs.

The Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum is where those famous baseball bats are made.

I am holding a game used bat by Hall of Famer and former Texas Ranger Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez.

Downtown Louisville has really cool historic buildings like this one.

The Ohio River divides Louisville from Jeffersonville, Indiana.  It is quite a wide river too.
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    In 2018, I became an Ambassador for Maker's Mark which meant they honored me with a barrel plaque bearing my name on a barrel of bourbon which I can follow from birth to when it matures into a fine bourbon.  To celebrate, I did the Kentucky Bourbon Trail that year.  My first stop along the scenic rural route was at Maker's Mark.  I enjoyed a distillery tour and tasting as I proudly wore my Ambassador pin.  Afterwards, we went to Louisville to continue the trail and tour other sites in Louisville.

    In Louisville, we visited Churchill Downs which is home to the Kentucky Derby.  We were able to go by right by the horse track and see the famous two spires.  Afterwards, we toured the Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum where we saw how baseball bats were made.  I even got a souvenir baseball bat after the tour.

    Downtown Louisville was very historic, and it had a beautiful park by the Ohio River.  There were lots of walking trails and a pedestrian bridge over the Ohio River that connected Kentucky to Indiana.

    We did another bourbon tasting at Angel's Envy in Louisville, which is becoming quite a popular and highly rated brand of whiskey.  They age their whiskey in old wine barrels giving it a distinct flavor.

Last Updated:  September 17, 2018 7:08 PM