Archive for June, 2009
Out on the Bourbon Trail 2: Heaven Hill & Makers Mark June 1st, 2009
Day 2 lead us to Bardstown, KY, which bills itself as “Bourbon Capital of the World.” I won’t disagree. It’s also the home of America’s earliest great songwriter, Stephen Foster. Foster wrote some bad-ass songs, and this is not how I imagine it going down
Heaven Hill is a stones throw from downtown Bardstown, and makes my favorite economically priced bourbon, Evan Williams. The “Water of Life” is distilled in Louisville and trucked down to be stored in rick houses on their massive property. The Bourbon Heritage Center offered a really fine tasting of Elija Craig 12 year, and Evan Williams Single Barrel. I liken it to going to the baseball hall of fame. There’s no baseball being played, but you get a taste of the game and it’s rich, 51% corn history.