Todd with his first taste of bourbon
All the girls on the trip
Shane & Todd trying on Four Roses bowties
Todd ended up with double the samples at every place because I would give him mine
Todd in his gear getting ready to dip his bottle
There he goes!
Todd's bottle....he decided to go for the "slam dunk" and dip the entire bottle
Our last stop of the day before driving back to Lexington was to Jim Beam. Since we only had less than an hour before it closed for the day, we were only able to do a tasting here but after 2 tours, I think everyone was fine with that. I think this was my least favorite distillery we went to. I expected a lot more since it was Jim Beam but the samples were small and in plastic cups. The highlight of the day though was Todd told them it was his birthday and got a hat to wear the rest of the day. Seriously, he wore it the rest of the day.
On Sunday morning, we met up with some of the group for breakfast at the hotel. We had plans to head to one more distillery, Woodford Reserve, before driving back home. Unfortunately, only a few of us were still interested in the thought of bourbon so there were only 5 of us that stuck around. But let me tell you, the others missed out because Woodford Reserve was my favorite distillery. Despite the 90 minute tour, the place itself was gorgeous, the bourbon was very good (according to the guys), and you could even get your own bottle of bourbon engraved.
Woodford Reserve is a national historic landmark
Gorgeous place on a beautiful fall day
Where the bourbon is made
Woodford Reserve is the only distillery to use copper pots
Todd & I
Todd volunteered to have a glass of bourbon straight from the barrel
Too bad he didn't really get to drink all that though
Todd & I posing
Todd, Mark, Ryan, and Emily sampling some bourbon
Todd's bottle that he got engraved