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Bourbon Rocks & Ruins gives tours of excavated O.F.C. Distillery

Rediscover the spirits of a lost distillery
Nick Laracuente, bourbon archaeologist, working on a distillery excavation. (Nick Laracuente)
Nick Laracuente, bourbon archaeologist, working on a distillery excavation. (Nick Laracuente)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 21, 2017) – Mint Julep Tours’ latest exclusive experience is Bourbon Rocks & Ruins, which uncovers the history of O.F.C. Distillery.

Bourbon enthusiasts and historians alike will enjoy this special tour digging into the excavated ruins of Col. E.H. Taylor’s late 1800s operation, nicknamed Bourbon Pompeii, on the grounds of the current Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort.

Highlights include an extensive private tour of the excavation site led by bourbon archaeologist Nick Laracuente, guided tasting of Buffalo Trace Distillery bourbons in the Old Taylor House, and a craft cocktail paired with appetizers in the George T. Stagg Gallery.

Bourbon Rocks & Ruins departs Thursday, Nov. 2 from the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville at 3:45 p.m. and returns at 9:30 p.m. The cost is $175 per person. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket will benefit the Woodford County Heritage Committee.

For more information or to make reservations, visit mintjuleptours.com/exclusive-experiences.

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