Southern Grace Distilleries Tour

I have seen distilleries and breweries in repurposed banks, jails and even churches. However I have never seen an entire prison converted into a distillery! That’s what they have done in Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina, at Southern Grace Distilleries, and it’s really cool!

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Limestone Branch Distillery Tour

Last Friday we stopped by Limestone Branch Distillery. It had been a while since I was last there. The last time I had seen Stephen Fante, their Whiskey Ambassador Extraordinaire, he had told me that they had doubled their capacity, so I was eager to see what was going on. Limestone branch is a small operation, so by doubling their capacity they went from producing one barrel of whiskey a day to two, but that’s still cool!

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Barton 1792 Distillery Tour (Video)

We recently visited the Barton 1792 Distillery. Like Buffalo Trace, this Sazarac owned distillery also does not charge for their tours, which is very cool. It’s a great place to visit, and although they, like the Buffalo Trace Distillery, are not technically on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, the Barton 1792 Distillery Tour should definitely be included in everyone’s itinerary.

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Bardstown Bourbon Company From Distillate to Barrel Tour

We recently took the Bardstown Bourbon Company From Distillate to Barrel Tour. I really enjoy visiting the Bardstown Bourbon Company so I was very happy when they opened back up to visitors again in July. You might remember seeing my post that month when we had lunch there on my birthday and did the Honey Spot Thieving Flight Tour/Tasting? That was a fun time!

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Camp Nelson National Cemetery & Wild Turkey Warehouses

Camp Nelson was established in 1863. It served as a hospital and a maintenance and supply station for the US Army. A portion of the land has been used as a cemetery since 1863, and by 1866, 1180 people were buried there. Following the Civil War the cemetery was used to reinter Union dead who had been buried elsewhere in Kentucky. Camp Nelson also had another very important role. According to the National Parks Service website: “Initially established as a Union army supply depot and hospital, Camp Nelson was one of the largest recruitment and training centers for African American soldiers during the Civil War, and served as a refugee camp for their wives and children. The warehouses overlooking the cemetery also have a long history. They have been used by the Kentucky River Distillery, the Canada Dry Distillery (yes, the same Canada Dry that makes ginger ale), Seagrams to store Four Roses Bourbon, and now by Wild Turkey.

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Happy Mother’s Day! Four Roses Limited Edition 2019

Four Roses Limited Edition 2019.Four Roses occasionally releases limited edition, barrel strength, non-chill filtered bourbons. Generally, these are released once a year, and occasional more frequently. These are small batch bourbons, and therefore represent a blend of 2 or more bourbons which may each use different yeasts or mashbills.

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Pernod Ricard USA Produces Hand Sanitizer to Help U.S. Combat COVID-19 Virus

Today, premium wine & spirits leader Pernod Ricard USA answered the Trump Administration’s call to action announcing that it will produce and donate hand sanitizer to help in the national fight against the COVID-19 virus. Hand sanitizer will be produced at all of Pernod Ricard USA’s manufacturing sites, including: their facility in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Smooth Ambler Spirits (Lewisburg, WV), Rabbit Hole Distillery (Louisville, KY) and TX Whiskey Distillery (Ft. Worth, TX).

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