“Do not go gentle into that good night”. In Kentucky, we interpret that to mean, as the summer driving season comes to a close, we need to rage against the dying of the light. And not going gentle is what we do. First up was a LuxRow Distillery tour in Bardstown, KY. As Bardstown is 65 miles away (based on the roads we take), it gives ample opportunity to explore secondary roads twisting around hills and streams.
Two weeks later, it was a drive out Huber’s Farm to meet up with three other Porsche regions: Central and Southern Indiana and Bluegrass. Huber’s is a local farm experience: pick ya own pumpkins, wine tasting, turkey dines and rows upon rows of Porsches.
We followed that up with our 5th annual Germanfest/Bourbonfest hosted by Steve and Bernadette Doolin at their place out in the woods outside of Louisville. Next up was two more bourbon tours on two separate weekends. Wild Turkey, one of the oldest distilleries in Kentucky, followed by Castle & Key, two weeks later, one of the newest.
Castle & Key Distillery is located on the site of the historic Old Taylor Distillery, outside Frankfort. After sitting abandoned to fall into ruin, new owners purchased the property in 2014. Production began at the distillery in late 2016 for the first time in over 40 years. Besides incredible architecture, the site also has 110 acres of gardens and river views in one of the prettiest locations in Kentucky.
We finished off the season with the Kentucky Covered Bridge Tour. Covered bridges are a staple of the Midwest, the wood covering preserving the bridges from the ravages of sun and rain.