The nearby town, of Bardstown, is the County seat for Bourbon County and calls itself the Bourbon Capital. We had dinner one evening at the historic Old Talbott Tavern. We both ordered a Hot Brown, which was first served at the Brown Hotel in Louisville and is now considered a derby week tradition. On another evening we tried out a new brewery in town that had very good beer and food.
We drove over to the Capital of Frankfort one day, just so we could pick up a few pounds of Rebecca Ruth Bourbon Balls. We discovered them over 20 years ago and always have to stop in and pick some up.
All of the bourbon distillery tours are on hold due to covid but there are still opportunities to attend tastings by appointment only. So, I visited two of the distilleries on the Bourbon Trail that I had not been to before. Woodford Reserve and Heaven Hill. The rackhouses of Heaven Hill are right next to the Old Kentucky Home golf course, which I played one day. The park is very nice and Josie took advantage of the roads and trails to get in a walk each day.
We are now in Ohio for a few weeks before going to Michigan.