Mount Sterling, Kentucky
It's been four years since we've been back in Kentucky on the Bourbon Trail and Steve really wanted to go through it again. I had us routed through Ohio but made some changes. That 's the best part of not having reservations. We can make last minute changes if we want. Of course it's not always possible to go without them, but we do as much as possible.
Steve was happy to be back on the trail!
The Kentucky Castle. Makes sense. It's a hotel/spa/restaurant/event center. Looked pretty cool.
Lexington, KentuckyCamp on the Kentucky
Camp on the Kentucky It's a bit out in the country down some narrow roads but it was beautiful countryside. It's a small, private park run by very nice folks. We barely fit in the back in site though. The river is down the hill behind us.
Steve really wanted to visit Wild Turkey. It was Father's Day weekend and he was lucky to get the reservations he made. Most of the distilleries are only doing the tasting portion of their usual tours. If you haven't been here before and want to do the tours, I'd wait until next year when they are 100% open. Half the fun is touring the beautiful grounds, mash rooms, bottling areas and the rickhouses where the barrels are stored.
Nope, it's a bungee jumping platform called Vertigo Bungee. The High Bridge is 275 from the river.
We spent the afternoon in downtown Louisville and went to Angels Envy first. We both thought it was big disappointment. It was $20 a person and the tasting was only 1 1/2 samples. We were impressed that it's family owned with 3 generations including 6 sons of youngest generation.
Here is an example of different charrings in the barrels.
I walked through one of the gift shops and snuck a peek at the field.
There is a brew pub downstairs with some nice chairs just outside.
The downtown is very cute and most buildings are occupied but not many open.
We walked past the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. $16 for adults. We took the kids here when they were small so we didn't go in this time.
There was an interesting mirror in front of the Children's Museum.21c Museum Hotel. It is a contemporary art museum with 90+ rooms with more art. David is 30 feet tall, twice the size as the original in Italy.
There are many bridges that cross the Ohio River. They are all different.
The tour was $15 each and had 4 samples and chocolate.
Heaven Hill. It was $20. I wasn't interested so Hurley and I walked around the grounds and found a geocache.
Above is one of the new rackhouses built. Several were lost in a huge fire a few years ago.
That ends our short trip through Kentucky.