What happens when you sign up for the Kentucky Bourbon Affair? You go to many bourbon distilleries. Or, as many as your wallet will allow. First on the tour? Bulleit Bourbon. The next few days I’ll cover the Jim Beam Man Cave at the iconic Beam house. After that, you’ll see my tour of Wild Turkey. Unreal is all I can say about these tours – and I can’t wait til next year! Moving on…
Oh this place. I promise I won’t ramble too much about this tour, and that also goes for the two tours that follow. Because the photos speak for themselves.
I will tell you that I got to meet the super-cool Tom Bulleit. That’s right – the founder. We grabbed a tasty mixed drink from a local bartender and headed to tables outside where we noshed on steak, fresh greens and grilled vegetables. Afterwards, we set out on a tour of the grounds. Much of which, was still under construction and wasn’t safe to view. But, we saw many cool and historic buildings. I was the only single person (and youngest) on the tour. They almost carded me. But I didn’t care. I was there for the bourbon after all.
This is the first time that Bulleit is open to the public and I can’t wait until it’s finished. I’ll be back!
Oh ps – that cart/trailer thing below? Designed by Neiman Marcus. I may or may not have hung out inside there at the end of the tour.
˄ See that ceiling? Old wood from Churchill Downs.
˄ That is in fact, Tom’s office. Which we got to also hang out in while he told some fantastic stories.
Up next? A visit to a very famous Man Cave. Coupled with a serious debate about whiskey, bourbon and scotch.