Monday, November 21, 2011

Visiting Kentucky: Maker's Mark Distillery

Saturday, Zach and I traveled (with a detour in Knoxville) to Lexington, KY. We had a great day yesterday shopping, relaxing, and visiting with Zach's cousin Shawn, who works here for the UK team shop.
Today we headed to Maker's Mark Distillery to take the tour! I'm not a fan of bourbon or whisky, but the scenery was gorgeous and I like hearing the history of a local product.
If any of y'all have been to Vermont, Kentucky reminds me a lot of Vermont. The distillery had all black painted buildings with red or green trim. The distillery was surrounded by rolling hills. The views were just unbelievable!
We walked around the grounds before the tour started. The whole place had the most adorable, charming Christmas decorations up. They were simple but so perfect for the way the distillery looked.
It really made me excited for the holidays!

Zach was able to dip his own bottle of Maker's Mark in the famous red wax. They also let him stamp it. It was really fun to watch!
I love the way it turned out!
We got started on the tour and learned the process of making bourbon and whiskey as well as the ingredients that make Maker's Mark unique.
I loved walking around to the different buildings and seeing the process and the Christmas wreaths! I bet it would be so pretty at night when the lights were lit up!
It was a really enjoyable afternoon activity in Kentucky and if you are ever around the area, I highly recommend it!
Tomorrow we are headed back to Starkville for one night and then Wednesday we are off to Jackson for Thanksgiving!

I hope y'all had a great weekend and Monday!

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  1. This looks like so fun! :) That bottle is awesome!

  2. I have always wanted to go here! Makers is my fiance's favorite!