Woodford Reserve is known for their 90.4 proof, they even use it in their higher end Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection. I personally have 5 bottles of the Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection with the latest bottle being the Very Fine Rare Bourbon that is supposedly 17 years old. Jim and I decided to sit down and sip through my collection, I know tough job right. I almost started to cry as I looked up some of the bottle prices on secondary and online stores. One of the bottles was fetching $699. Am I glad I have opened every bottle? Why yes I am because that’s what they are for, but I did cringe a bit. Either way we had a blast tasting through these five bottles.
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Now Woodford Reserve is located in what I would consider the Lexington/Frankford Bourbon area. This will be my third article on my top three of a Bourbon Area and where to stay, eat, drink, shop and visit in the area. We covered Louisville and Bardstown in our last two, so let’s dive into Lexington/Frankfort so you can plan out your bourbon pilgrim to the bluegrass state. Now these are of my personal experience and suggestions from great friends who I trust. Please enjoy.
https://obckitchen.com Brunch that is out of this world, a bourbon list that is amazing and then steaks that look they came straight of the ranch, what else can you ask for? Oh yeah, barrel aged cocktails.
http://www.bourbononmain.com Set in the heart of downtown Frankfort and just a short drive from Buffalo Trace. It’s a must on the Bourbon Trail.
http://capitalcellars.com/ This little hidden gem is right across the street from the Kentucky State Capital. Pay them a visit and you will be rewarded for your travels.
https://castleandkey.com/ Tour the sunken gardens, sip cocktails by the creek and see this grand old distillery and see what the past truly looked like, while seeing what the present taste like.
https://wildturkeybourbon.com/ An absolutely stunning view that overlooks the Kentucky River with a chance to meet a living legend. Don’t skip out on this beautiful distillery.
Hopefully this list will be useful for planning your travels to our beautiful state and you will see the Bourbon Trail through Big Chief’s eyes. Take every chance you have to shop local and seek out those hidden treasures that we all like to find. As always there are more distilleries then listed. One craft distillery that I was not able to list is https://www.bluegrassdistiller
So with that grab a glass, a bottle of Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection, you know you have it, sit back and listen. This time Jim and I will take you on another trip down The Bourbon Road sipping on a Very Fine Rare Bourbon and four other bottles from the Woodford Reserve Master’s Collection. Cheers
Mike (Big Chief)
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