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21+ Awesome Kentucky Bourbon Experiences

Kentucky Bourbon Country
Explore Kentucky Bourbon at its Source. By Hope S. Philbrick Years ago, my favorite T-shirt was emblazoned with “I ♥ KY.” Comfortable, soft, and blue, it was my favorite thing to wear. My husband got tired of seeing it on me. But then he tagged along...

Race To Taste Cabarrus County, North Carolina

Cabarrus County
21 Plus Salute! Adult beverage options abound in the home of NASCAR. By Hope S. Philbrick If there’s one comment I hear most as a travel writer, it’s “What a fun job!” I’m not going to lie: It beats every other job I’ve ever had. But it...

Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine

Adult travelers can visit the famed Gatlinburg Distillery, “The Holler”, as well as the new Barrelhouse just down the street plus the new Barn in nearby Pigeon Forge. By Hope S. Philbrick The history of making moonshine in the mountains of Tennessee is ripe with legends and...

Old Forester Birthday Bourbon

15th Annual release coming soon. This September, Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky will introduce its 15th Anniversary release of Birthday Bourbon, the annual limited-edition expression was created to pay homage to founder George Garvin Brown’s birthday on September 2nd. The 2016 Birthday Bourbon expression is...

Cognac, France

Cognac, France
The spirit of the location flavors its infamous liquor. By Hope S. Philbrick This cognac smells and tastes like almond blossoms, orange zest and porcini mushrooms. I'm standing in a paradis—what the French call the storage room found in most cognac houses where the oldest eaux-de-vie sit...

North Carolina Beer, Wine & Moonshine

North Carolina
One good sip deserves another. By Hope S. Philbrick On a recent media tour in North Carolina, our bus stopped at four adults-oriented destinations: a brewery, a winery and two distilleries. Tasting samples proved all four are producing sophisticated beverages worth purchasing wherever you are. Stop...

Quick Stop: Lebanon, Kentucky

Make the most of a brief visit to “The Heart of Kentucky.” A quick stop here is like taking a single shot of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. By Hope S. Philbrick Whether it’s to explore the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Urban Bourbon Trail or Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft...

Roadside Find: Bourbon Water Tower in Lebanon, Kentucky

bourbon water tower
Maker’s Mark mural covers Lebanon, Kentucky's water tower. New bourbon photo op stop on Kentucky Bourbon Trail. A new landmark and photo op stop is in Lebanon, Kentucky. Any Maker’s Mark fan or Kentucky Bourbon Trail enthusiast will not want to miss it. The City of Lebanon’s water...

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Find Your Bliss By Renée S. Gordon Mexico’s Banderas Bay is 26 miles from north to south with Puerto Vallarta situated in the center. The Bay culminates at the quiet, scenic 46-mile stretch of beaches in the area known as Cabo Corrientes in the foothills south...