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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 35

If you have managed to work your way through all the other articles in this trip then at this point I feel I must own up to a slight use of artistic licence. Kentucky is quite a small state which is what made this trip possible withou...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 34

As I mentioned in the previous article private homes aren' t Lexington' s only historical buildings. Being at the heart of some of the important times of American history there are a number of other sites in the area that are worth a visit. <...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 33

The Latrobe House is the one that I mentioned earlier in that it is currently in the middle of a full restoration. Depending on when you are reading this it may still be happening as there seems to be a lot of work that needs doing. There' s no furni...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 32

The next house on the list is the Hunt-Morgan House. This brick built house at 201 North Mill Street has several claims to fame. It was originally built in 1814 for the first person to become a millionaire west of the Alleghenies. That was a hemp mer...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 31

Lexington is a fairly compact area for a city and a walk around the historic homes that are open will show a variety of architectural styles, as well as the stories of some of Lexington' s most influential families and individuals. Depending on when ...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 30

If you have been reading through this set of articles in sequence you might remember, that in part 25, I gave a list of some of the other things you might want to do. Well we actual did them and over the next sections of this article I will give you ...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 29

There are two other horse related places in the area that are worth talking about. Also if you’re not really into thoroughbreds but still like horses then these may even be a better option for you. The first is The Kentucky Horse Park...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 28

While the farms listed below may not have a resident Kentucky Derby winner they do each have their own unique history, local crafted barns and landscaping. Lane' s End Farm:- This farm has been compared in a number of places to a nati...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 27

Now if you are really into thoroughbred horses then you might want to arrange something more special. Most of the living Kentucky Derby Winners are retired to Bluegrass farms in the area. So what I have listed here are the farms and studs of ...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 26

Spectacular horse farms have been part of the Bluegrass Region since it was first settled, and so have horse farm visitors. There are about 450 horse farms in the region with about 150 in Lexington/Fayette County. They' re all working farms which mea...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 25

Before we set of exploring we read up on a brief history of the area in the hotels library. It seems that when European settlers arrived on the scene, the Bluegrass Region was in use as a hunting ground for many different Native American tribes. A fa...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 24

The previous day of our trip had taken us towards the edge of the Bourbon producing area as we headed to Lexington where we planned to have a look at some places that had produced so many winners. We are not particularly horse people but it would be ...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 23

The second day of this part of the trip saw us heading to Lawrenceburg which is just down the Bluegrass Parkway. Here you can join a tour at the Four Roses Distillery. You’re sure to enjoy the story behind this brand and the unique Spanish Mission st...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 22

Once you have a basic understanding of the processes involved in Bourbon production you can take the various tours and enjoy the tasting without the need to follow everything the guides are saying. As we were in Bardstown, aft...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 21

When master distiller Drew Kulsveen gets you to walk from the bright sunshine of a Kentucky day into the darkness of one of his storage barns, or rick houses as they are known locally, he asks a single question, “Can you smell that? ” ...
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Kentucky: a road trip through the state - Part 20.

We decided that the best place to start our tour was to choose a smaller distillery with a more personal tour rather than go in a large group. This offered us the chance to interact with someone involved in the whole process and not just listen to a ...
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Kentucky: A road trip through the state - Part 19

Kentucky – a road trip through the state part 19. Now we get to the part that our palettes have been waiting for, a trip around some of the local distilleries. Just as it takes time for Kentucky Bourbon to reach perfection, you will a...
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Kentucky: A road trip through the state - Part 18

Kentucky – a road trip through the state:- part 18 In 1880 The Kentucky Distillers' Association was formed when 32 distillers met at the Galt House in Louisville. The original aim of the organisation was to protect our signature spirit...
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Kentucky: A road trip through the state - Part 15

Kentucky – a road trip through the state:- part 15 It is now time to start the part of the tour which looks at one of the two things that the state produces that has made it famous. The first is horses which we will see later but some ...
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Kentucky: A road trip through the state - Part 17

Kentucky – a road trip through the state:- part 17 It’s now standard practice to char the inside of the oak barrels that the spirit matures in but when did it start? The earliest record of this charring of a barrel can be found in a le...
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