COVID-19 put a damper on many things for me, especially travel, and when you’re the kind of person who is always researching the next destination to visit, remaining stuck at home can be a real bummer. As travel begins to open, especially stateside, I decided to indulge and take a trip I’ve always wanted to: The Bourbon Trail.
There are only 18 distilleries on the true, trademarked Bourbon Trail, but there are dozens throughout Kentucky. I went on the trip with my older brother, Matt Skinner, and we didn’t really follow the rules in that we didn’t stick to only true Bourbon Trail distilleries. We saw three official Bourbon Trail distilleries: Stitzel-Weller in Louisville, which houses Bulleit; Blade and Bow and I.W. Harper, Maker’s Mark in Loretto; and Woodford Reserve in Versailles. However, we went off the beaten path a little and also visited Willet in Bardstown and Castle and Key in Frankfort.
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