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A Trip to Kentucky's Distilleries

by Esquire Liquors on 06/20/12

Earlier this month, we had the opportunity to visit several of Kentucky's oldest distilleries including: Maker's Mark, Evan Williams, Four Roses, and Woodford Reserve.

Each claimed to be the oldest working distillery in the state, so the jury's out on which one actually holds that title, but it was a great trip and a great chance to see how the products on our shelves are made.



Bourbon aging in barrels.


Rows of barrels aging in the warehouse.


Someone has to squeeze into this space to check the aging Bourbon!


A view up in the warehouse with barrels stacked over 6 stories high.


A fermenting vat of Cypress wood, holds thousands of gallons of mash.


The warehouse where barrels are aged.


Outside Maker's Mark.


Maker's Mark Tour.


Column still.


Copper pot still.


Filling bottles.


Hand-filling bottles of Blanton's at the Buffalo Trace Distillery.


Sealing a bottle with their trademark wax at Maker's Mark.


Bethlehem Academy: A boarding school for girls (grade school through high school) open from 1830-1959.