Bardstown, Kentucky, is a small town in the south that should not be missed. It is home to the largest and most famous bourbon distillery in the world and will make you hungry.
Bardstown, which is in the city centre, also offers horse-drawn carriage rides and a large park with a variety of hiking trails and cycle paths. There are strategically placed parking lots and hiking trails with toilets and water fountains, which are well maintained. On quieter days, you can see a greater variety of wildlife along the trails, but there are also many wild flowers, birds, squirrels and other wildlife along the way.
For those who are a little hungry, Star Hill Provisions Café serves a variety of delicious sandwiches, salads, soups, sandwiches and other foods.
They even offer a bourbon flight, which is a great option if you want to try a variety of local spirits. If you want to try a vintage bourbon whiskey, Bottle & Bond is littered with vintage bourbons and whiskies, featuring a wide selection of vintage whiskeys from around the world as well as some of Kentucky's most popular brands.
Another hidden Bourbon gem is the Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History, named after the world's largest collection of historic Bourbon whiskeys from the United States. Curated by the famous whisky author Fred Minnick, the whisky library contains over 400 American spirits, including one bottled in 1892. Learn more about the history of Kentucky's most popular bourbons and whiskies at Bottle & Bond's Bourbon Library.
The park system, which has forgotten its name, includes more than 1,000 acres of moderately hilly forest stretching from the eastern edge of the town of Bardstown, Kentucky, to the southern tip of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Kentucky.
The Bluegrass Parkway runs from Elizabethtown to Woodford County, and freight is provided by the Kentucky and Tennessee Railroad Authority and the US Army Corps of Engineers. Corman also operates a short-haul train specialising in dinner service. The train leaves on Saturdays at 4 pm and Sundays at 5.30 pm. While the resolution of a murder or a crime will be part of the ride, you can also get dinner and a show.
Sit at one of the tables while you wait for the conductor to call your train number, or have a drink at the bar (I highly recommend the ice cream). You sit down at a table with a glass of wine or beer and enjoy a good time with friends.
After a tour of the distillery, you will participate in a schnapps tasting, which immerses you in the science behind the spirits. Take your signature glass with you when you go on the tour, and after a tour of the distilleries you can visit the tasting room.
The aim of this trip is to expand his knowledge of bourbon and learn how to taste the liqueur properly. The whole thing takes the uncultivated to the next level, makes it more than just a drink, it's an opportunity to drink better. I knew I had to go there one day, but when the Bardstown Tourism Board asked me if I wanted to experience their city, which also happens to be home to one of the most famous bourbon distilleries in the United States, my bag was packed.
I stayed in one of the more modern rooms and loved the amenities of the inn and how attentive the staff were. You want to reserve a table for lunch or a cocktail with Star Hill Provisions, which specialises in farm cuisine to complement your bourbon selection. Don't forget to stop by BottleandBondKitchenBar for prawns and grains, and after a tour of Maker's Mark Distillery, you'll have the opportunity to sample dishes at Bottle and Bond, from deep-fried Brussels sprouts to a bourbon tasting.
I am also considering visiting the website to make a donation; admission is free, but if you enjoy the visit, you can also take a free guided tour of the Maker's Mark Distillery.
If you want to try everything that this park has to offer, it will take you at least 3 days to behave in the park, but just 45 minutes by road will give you a holiday you will not forget. Stephen Foster famously sang, "This is a must see" and you will share this journey with your friends for many years to come. Grab your guide, follow the guide and book your trip to Bardstown, Kentucky for a trip of a lifetime.
Daniel Boone once rented a room and George Rogers Clark used the inn as a base during the Revolutionary War. Even Louis-Philippe of France, who lived in exile, stayed in this inn during his stay in the United States during World War II.
On this train, you will join the Bourbon Excursion, which includes a tasting by trained bourbon experts and everything you can expect from an original dinner and train experience, including a four-course menu. In addition to visiting the facilities, guests can see the distilling process, taste the mash, learn about the history of the company and even dip their own whisky bottle in red wax. The free behind-the-scenes tour includes a tour of the Bourbon distillery and distilleries and a private tasting room.