Monday, September 15, 2008

Kentucky Bourbon

Firstly, a huge congrats to Mr. Rob and Mrs. Stephanie Theakston!


While we were in Kentucky this weekend for the wedding, we made a pilgrimage to the Woodford Reserve Distillery - home of the finest small batch bourbon in the country. [I'd say "arguably the finest," but I have yet to taste an argument to the contrary.]



It is the oldest operating distillery in Kentucky, nestled among thoroughbred horse farms in the rolling hills of Bluegrass country. The process now used to create all straight bourbon was developed in the limestone buildings at this site by Scottish physician and chemist Dr. James C. Crow in the 1820s, when it was known as the Oscar Pepper Distillery.


For more, here's an interesting interview with Woodford's Master Distiller Chris Morris.

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