Bourbon and Barbeque is what DH has coined this particular vacation. Not being huge bourbon drinkers, that's probably not the best description for this trip. The scenery is gorgeous and we are definitely in the midst of thoroughbred racehorse country. There are beautiful and huge horse farms as we drive along the countryside. On the bourbon side of this, yesterday we toured the Woodford Reserve Distillery. It was an excellent and informative tour. We spent the night at a bed and breakfast in Harrodsburg, KY. This is the Aspen Hall Manor, which is where we stayed.
Today (Thursday, May 1st), after a delicious breakfast at Aspen Hall Manor, we headed to Pleasant Hill Shaker Village. We spent several hours touring the grounds and buildings of this Shaker community. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed the morning and part of the afternoon. Next, we headed to Penn's General Store, which sadly was not open. I was not able to purchase any souvenirs here, but did have my picture taken in front of the store. Honestly, this is a real store and is the oldest general store in the US that has been continuously operated by the same family. They have been in business since 1850. They even have a public restroom.
The day ended with a tour of Heaven Hill Distillery. We took pictures with the "barrel people" out in front of the Bourbon Heritage Center at Heaven Hill. Tonight we are at The Hill House Bed and Breakfast in Loretto, KY. Tomorrow morning we hope to tour the Maker's Mark distillery and then will be driving to Memphis, TN.