Calling All Whiskey Drinkers: Louisville, Kentucky, Will War

2021-09-27 16:46:09 [db:来源]

Hate whiskey or bourbon? This is your invitation to kindly GTFO.

As a whiskey and bourbon lover, there are many things you can/should do other than sip on bourbon from your couch in your pajamas. (Although I can confirm that is the comfiest!) One of those things is visiting the Bulleit Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky...which is exactly what I did for just 24 hours of pure boozy bliss.

If you’re down to clown, please follow my lead.

Prep your bag and take a morning flight

If you live on the East Coast, the flight into SDF (Louisville International Airport) is about 2.5 hours, which is probably the longest amount of time you want to spend traveling for a one-day trip. West Coasters, y’all might want to spend an extra day in the Bluegrass State to make up for longer travel time.

Fashun advice: I like to have options and multiple outfits per day in case I’m uninspired by what I’m wearing or I want to change things up! And isn’t it better to overpack on a short trip than underpack? Since you have to take a suitcase, you might as well fill it to the brim.

Here are some lewks that suit the Southern vibe:

Antonia Wide Brim Wool HatAntonia Wide Brim Wool Hatgoorin.com$85.00SHOP NOWconvertible sleeve portofino shirtconvertible sleeve portofino shirtExpressexpress.com$49.90SHOP NOWwide leg + high waist pants wide leg + high waist pants ASOS$40.00SHOP NOWEyelet Lace Off-the-Shoulder Crop TopEyelet Lace Off-the-Shoulder Crop Toplulus.com$54.00SHOP NOWpencil midi skirt with high splitpencil midi skirt with high splitASOS$56.00SHOP NOWBlack Raelle Ankle BootiesBlack Raelle Ankle BootiesSam Edelmanbloomingdales.com$112.00SHOP NOWWool Blend OVERSIZED COATWool Blend OVERSIZED COATZARAzara.com$169.00SHOP NOWShort Dress with PrintShort Dress with PrintZARAzara.com$49.90SHOP NOWRuffled Long DressRuffled Long DressZARAzara.com$169.00SHOP NOWKate Spade PurseKate Spade PurseKate Spade New Yorkamazon.comSHOP NOWLeather Three-Piece BeltLeather Three-Piece BeltMadewellmadewell.com$42.00SHOP NOWSantal 33 Eau de ParfumSantal 33 Eau de ParfumLE LABOnordstrom.com$80.00SHOP NOW

Get your BBQ on at Doc Crow’s

By the time you get in, you’ll be ready to grab something to eat. I’m originally from Kansas City, a staple city of good barbecue, and I was in the mood for something saucy. So I headed to Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse and Raw Bar and ordered the beef short rib and pulled pork. If red meat isn’t your thing, Doc Crow’s has other great options like grilled shrimp and oysters.

This content is imported from Instagram. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.View On Instagram This content is imported from Instagram. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.View On Instagram

Go to the Bulleit Distillery

Next, I went to Bulleit Bourbon’s new distillery to fangirl over the bourbon that’s kinda a big deal around the world—and for good reason. Thanks to the high rye content and unique blend of ingredients, their batches combine spiciness, warmth, and flavorful notes. While I was there, I learned about the fermenting and distilling process, checked out their warehouses full of barrels, and, most important, drank LOTS of Bulleit.

Property, Real estate, Building, Facade, Architecture, House, Home, Window, Room, Interior design, John Francis

This content is imported from Instagram. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.View On Instagram

Participate in a whiskey-tasting and cocktail-making course

During my tour, I sampled a few of the Bulleit spirits in a tasting that paired each of the brews with a scent, like cinnamon, to unlock the flavors in the whiskey and make you feel the bougiest. Fun fact: The spirit that pairs the best with hot toddies is Bulleit Bourbon 10 Year Old. Trust.

This content is imported from Instagram. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.View On Instagram

Next up was the custom cocktail class. First, we got a brief overview of what ingredients bourbon and whiskey pair well with. Then, we used that advice to create our own brand of bevvy. Mine included ginger, mint, and a hearty John pour of Bulleit Bourbon.

Please enjoy this compilation of me mixing and shaking.

Stay in a museum hotel

Museum + hotel = the coolest thing ever! When I checked into the 21c Museum Hotel, I was so impressed by how they integrated art into the lobby and, most important, the spacious and comfortable rooms. Those were clutch after a long day of travel and drinking.

Property, Building, Architecture, Town, Neighbourhood, Street, House, Real estate, Facade, Road surface, John FrancisBedroom, Bed, Room, Furniture, Bed sheet, Bedding, Bed frame, Interior design, Wall, Suite, John Francis

Check out the nightlife by going to a bougie speakeasy

Nothing pairs better with bourbon than listening to nice jazz music in a local speakeasy. And guess what! Across the street from the 21c Museum Hotel is the coolest hidden bar called Jimmy Can’t Dance. (Psst, it’s below the sandwich shop!) Even though the place is small, the lively music and relaxing atmosphere are worth any wait.

Sky, Music venue, Iron, Night, Restaurant, Jazz club, Event, Performance, Stage, Metal, Jimmy Can't Dance

This content is imported from Instagram. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.View On Instagram

If you want to keep the party going, head to Hell or High Water, which is only a 15-minute walk away. This speakeasy comes with a library, high-class decor, and boozy drinks.

This content is imported from Instagram. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.View On Instagram

This content is imported from Instagram. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.View On Instagram

There you go for your 24-hour itinerary of Louisville, Kentucky! If you need me, you can find me on my couch sipping a John pour of Bulleit Bourbon. Cheers!

Related

Non-Binary

Everything you need to know about being non-binary—including the definition of non-binary, the non-...