Saturday, June 5, 2010

Woodford Reserve

In our original plans for today, we were going to visit 2 different bourbon distilleries, but we decided that it was better to just chill at one place and not have to rush so much. We visited the Woodford Reserve distillery in Versailles. It wasn't too far from us and I heard from others that they had a good tour. The tour was pretty cool. We learned about how bourbon was made ("All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon!"), saw the warehouse, and had a tasting! It was a lovely visit.

Another fun part of the trip was going past the castle. That's right. A castle. Melanie and Harrison found it pretty amusing that a castle is just there for no particular reason. The story as I know it is that this couple traveled through Europe and decided that it would be really cool to have their own castle. The husband started secretly building one for them, but then she thought he was doing something else and they ended up getting divorced. The castle sat unfinished for a while until a man bought it and started finishing the construction. At one point it got struck by lightning and caught on fire! It survived, though, and now it's a hotel/fancy place for events. I like the castle.

After the distillery, we went back to Lexington for lunch. I took my friends to Pazzo's, which is a delicious pizza place close to UK's campus. After that we went back to our house to relax and make some more plans. My friend Mariela had us over for dinner, and then we went shopping for some snacks and stuff for the car. We decided not to drive to Louisville tonight, but we'll head out to Chicago bright and early! I'm pretty excited.

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