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Bourbon: The Spirit of the Season

Kentucky Bourbon: The Spirit of the Season


The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate the merriment (and cold weather) than some genuine Kentucky bourbon? Kentucky’s trademark adult beverage is the perfect ingredient for your holiday cocktails and dishes.

Want to try a tasty bourbon-inspired drink this month? Enjoy a decadent Bluegrass Sundown - a Kentucky twist on Irish coffee. Bourbon also adds an authentic Kentucky kick to any dish. One bite of the Bourbon Steak and you’ll be a believer.

Kentucky bourbon is also a great gift–visit one of the state’s 14 distilleries to find the right bottle for the connoisseur in your life. Or you could sweeten someone’s holiday season with Kentucky bourbon balls, a chocolatey confection with a little extra kick.

If your cooking and shopping is all done, or if you just need to get out of the house, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail will lead you to the top distilleries in the state, including Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam, Wild Turkey and others. If you’re near Louisville, the Urban Bourbon Trail links more than 30 of the area’s top bourbon bars, each crafting their own unique cocktails infused with America’s native spirit. This trail also offers a dose of history with former speakeasies such as the Old Seelbach Bar, which once served the likes of Al Capone and other prohibition-era figures.

No matter how you celebrate the holiday season, you’ll find a little extra cheer when you add Kentucky bourbon.