Only 13 years old, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail® already is making its mark as a quintessential American experience. CNN International last month named visiting the six legendary distilleries on the tour one of the 10 Classic American Experiences.
“To get this type of recognition further solidifies bourbon as America’s official native spirit,” said Eric Gregory, president of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. “And there is no better way to experience
all that Kentucky has to offer.”
Created by the KDA in 1999, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail distilleries each offer a unique and educational experience on crafting the world’s finest bourbon: Four Roses, Heaven Hill, Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Wild Turkey and Woodford Reserve.
Among the other American institutions CNN featured as classically American were jazz, rodeos and barbecue. Read the CNN article at: <a href=”http://cnngo.com/explorations/ escape/usa/10-quintessentialamerican-experiences-406346″ target=”_blank”>cnngo.com/explorations/ escape/usa/10-quintessentialamerican-experiences-406346</a>
“It’s truly an honor for Kentucky bourbon to be mentioned in the same breath as these iconic elements of American culture,” said Adam Johnson, director of the KDA’s Kentucky Bourbon Trail program. “From our Sesquicentennial Civil War reenactments to our classic State Fair in Louisville, NASCAR racing at the Kentucky Speedway and our delicious barbecue – almost all of these classic American experiences can be enjoyed right here in the Bluegrass State.”