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A Classic Distillery

June 26, 2016  •  1 Comment

During a recent vacation, we paid a visit to the site where some of the finest bourbon is born and bottled.

I'm speaking, of course, of Maker's Mark. And more specifically, the Maker's Mark distillery in the heart of Kentucky bourbon country.

I just wanted to share a few photos from that visit.

We'll start with a shot of one of the buildings on site - this one with a "Home of Maker's Mark" sign. All the buildings on site are painted in the Maker's Mark color scheme, with window shutters depicting the classic shape of the Maker's Mark bottle.

Maker's Mark HomeMaker's Mark HomeOne of many nicely painted buildings on the grounds of Maker's Mark distillery.


Here's a close-up of some of the bourbon barrels on display. (I'm pretty sure these were empty.)

Maker's Mark BarrelsMaker's Mark BarrelsMaker's Mark bourbon barrels, at their distillery in Kentucky.


Although the distillery is clearly geared towards visiting tourists, it still has an old-timey feel. Here's an old barn on the premises. (Despite the gloomy-looking sky, it was actually a hot, sunny day.)

Maker's BarnMaker's BarnA barn on the grounds of the Maker's Mark distillery in Kentucky.


Finally, here's where the magic happens - the still room. This is a close-up of the top of one of the stills that cranks out Maker's Mark. It's a dimly lit (and really warm) room. I was able to expose this just well enough to capture the gleaming gold still:

Maker's StillMaker's StillOne of the stills that produces the famous Maker's Mark bourbon.


If you're a bourbon fan (as I've become), and you're in the Kentucky area, pay a visit to the Bardstown area, and treat yourself to a tour of this historic distillery. You may prefer some other brand of bourbon, but you can't deny the historic and classic appeal of Maker's Mark.



That's lovely but I thought you were gonna blog about the picture I sent of you with your jaw hanging slack from feeble-mindedness.
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